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Relevant Laws

American with Disabilities Act (ADA)

http://www.ada.gov/cguide.htm

 

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/civilrights/resources/factsheets/504.pdf

 

Hospital Patient's Rights

Interpreters and persons skilled in communicating with deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals shall be available to both inpatients and outpatients setting within 20 minutes, and to patients in the emergency services within 10 minutes of a request to the hospital administrator bt the patient, the patient’s family or representative of the medical care provider