OCR Issues Guidance to Help Ensure Equal Access to Emergency Services and the Appropriate Sharing of Medical Information Following Puerto Rico Earthquakes

Published: 01/10/2020

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

Following the earthquakes in Puerto Rico, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued guidance to help ensure that emergency officials effectively address the needs of at-risk populations as part of disaster response. To this end, emergency responders and officials should consider adopting, as circumstances and resources allow, the following practices to help make sure all segments of the community are served:

  • Employing qualified interpr

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