Notice: Post Your Notice!

If you’re a physician in California, you must post a Notice of Non-Discrimination for patients who receive “federal financial assistance.”  Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act provides that physicians’ offices are required to post notices of non-discrimination and taglines that alert patients with limited English proficiency about the availability of language assistance services.

The better practice, of course, is to post your non-discrimination policy for all patients.  The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (yes, the folks who investigate HIPAA complaints) has posted a sample notice and a summary of the applicable rule.  Check here for the update:  The Rule.

Here is a Sample Notice