Language Access in Healthcare
At Liberty Language Services, we’re dedicated to helping you stay compliant with national regulations for accessibility and fairness. Legislation including the Affordable Care Act, Section 1557, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandate written and oral translation and interpretation services for people with limited English language proficiency skills. Our trained interpreters for medical interpretation possess the relevant credentials to keep you covered in any sector of the medical industry.
Here’s a quick summary of what you need to know.
The Affordable Care Act, Section 1557 - The civil rights provision of the ACA, this section prohibits national origin discrimination that may occur if a healthcare facility does not provide translation services to those with limited English proficiency skills.
HIPAA - Under 45 CFR Section 164.501, an individual has the right to access their health records. That means if a document is in English, it must be translated for non-native speakers.
Title VI of the CRA - Any program receiving federal financial assistance must not discriminate on the basis of national origin.
ADA - This clearly emphasizes the need for clear communication for people with hearing disabilities. Liberty Language Services also offers American Sign Language translation.
Our Certified Medical Interpreters Serve:
Hospitals, including Urgent Care
Specialized medical clinics
Medicare and Medicaid plans
Community Health and Rehabilitation Centers
What Our Medical Interpretation
As defined by Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, a person with limited English
proficiency is “a person whose primary language for communication is not English and
who has a limited ability to read, write, speak, or understand English.” Due to the wide
range of English language skills across different modalities, your facility must provide a
wide range of services. That’s why at Liberty Language Services, we provide
Remote telephonic interpretation
Remote video interpretation
Interpretation on-site at your facility, and
Translation of written documents.
We are available every day of the year. At Liberty Language Services, we care about all of your clients. Our interpretation services are optimized not only to help patients understand vital information, but feel comfortable and at ease with their medical practitioners.
Why Liberty Language Services for Medical Interpretation?
At Liberty Language Service, our medical interpreters are skilled with the most commonly spoken languages in the DMV area and beyond. Plus, they’re well-versed with all medical regulatory legislation and mandates, helping to keep you in the loop and your services top notch. As mandated by HIPAA, our translators remain confidential.
Translation & Interpretation Expertise
Our translators are experts in both languages who always stay up-to-date with changing terminology and phrases. All of our qualified professionals translate into their native language. We provide a Certification of Accuracy for all written translations and legal documents, notarized by a Commonwealth of Virginia notary.