A new federal law under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act brings a civil rights law for healthcare providers and others, and addresses non-discrimination, required signs and notices, interpreters, and more. It forbids discrimination based on sex, race, color, origin, age and disability. It builds on long-standing and familiar Federal civil rights laws. Sex discrimination also includes discriminatory treatment on the basis of pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, false pregnancy, recovering from pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, gender identity and sex stereotyping.
Have you posted the required sign, amended the patient rights statement, trained your staff, or wrote your policies yet? Have you selected an employee, such as a patient advocate, to address any grievances on discrimination practice?
This webinar by expert speaker Sue Dill Calloway will discuss the new federal law that applies to hospitals and other healthcare providers such as physician offices and nursing homes. It will also cover the CMS-proposed changes to the hospital CoPs to implement this new law under the Hospital Improvement Act. CMS noted there were no prohibitions in the hospital CoPs on gender identities which can be a barrier to seeking care. Patients must be notified in a language they can understand and interpreters must be qualified to do that, as well as they must be educated on how to file a complaint if they encounter discrimination. All this regulations and more will be covered and explained in this session.
Who should attend?
Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, is the president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education company with a focus on medical-legal education especially Joint Commission and the CMS hospital CoPs regulatory compliance. She also lectures on legal, risk management and patient safety issues. She was a director for risk management and patient safety for five years for the Doctors Company. She was the...
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