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Nondiscrimination Notice Requirements

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act requires a Nondiscrimination Notice to be posted? Is your organization in compliance?

You may already know that the final rule defining Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was published in the summer of 2016. This rule provides that Covered Entities shall not discriminate against patient based on their race, color, national origin, sex, age or diability. The rule requires Covered Entities to update their policies to include nondiscrimination policies as well as a grievance policy and to train their staff accordingly.

But did you know that Covered Entities are required to have a Language Access Plan for interacting with patients who have limited English proficiency? Section 1557 requires Covered Entities to post notices in their practice regarding nondiscrimination as well as to have nondiscrimination taglines translated into the top 15 non-English speaking languages in the state where the Covered Entity does business. The Nondiscrimination Notice requirement went into effect on October 16, 2016.

Acevedo Consulting has developed a package to assist practices in complying with this new requirement. The package includes:

  • Language Access Plan Questionnaire and a Personalized Language Access Plan

  • Formal Policies to include:

    • Nondiscrimination Policy​

    • Limited English Proficiency Policy

    • Grievance Policy

    • Refusal of Interpreter form

    • Information and resource guides

  • Pre-recorded Webinar Staff Training

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