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Americans with Disabilities Act/Limited English Proficiency

On this page, members can find resources and tools regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and treating individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP)..

MGMA Resources

Section 1557: Summary of 2020 Final Rule’s Impact on Language Access Requirements – an MGMA resource describing the changes to language access requirements from the latest final rule from the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued on June 12, 2020.

Access to Care for Patients Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing – an MGMA resource outlining Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal requirements for ensuring effective communications with individuals with communications-based disabilities.

Translation and Interpretation Requirements for Medical Groups – an MGMA resource discussing language interpretation and translation requirements for covered practices that treat individuals with LEP.

Additional Resources

Technical Assistance for Medicare Providers and Applicants – The HHS Office for Civil Rights’ technical assistance materials to help providers and applicants develop their policies and procedures for compliance with the civil rights laws and regulations enforced by the Office for Civil Rights. The materials provide applicable regulatory citations and sample policies and procedures for each requirement. 

Access To Medical Care For Individuals With Mobility Disabilities - This 19-page publication provides guidance for medical care professionals on the ADA’s requirement to provide accessible health care to individuals with mobility disabilities. This document includes an overview of general ADA requirements, commonly asked questions, and illustrated examples of accessible facilities, examination rooms, and medical equipment.

Questions and Answers: the ADA and Persons with HIV/AIDS - A 16-page publication explaining the requirements of the ADA for employers, businesses and non-profit agencies that serve the public, and State and local governments to avoid discriminating against persons with HIV/AIDS.  

ADA Guide for Small Businesses - This guide presents an informal overview of some basic ADA requirements for small businesses that provide goods or services to the public.

ADA Guide for Small Businesses Parking Lots

Tax Incentives for Business - Information to help businesses understand and take advantage of the tax credit and deduction available for complying with the ADA.

Recent ADA enforcement actions


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