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