OCR Bulletin Addresses Ensuring the Rights of Persons with Limited English Proficiency during COVID-19

Published: 05/18/2020

  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a bulletin to health entities covered by OCR’s civil rights authorities to ensure they are better able to serve individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP).

OCR enforces Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibit entities receiving HHS-provided federal financial assistance from discriminating on the basis of race, color and nat

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