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Letters Needed to Support Important Language Access Bills!

Letters Needed to Support Important Language Access Bills!

Your letters are needed to ensure consumers are informed of their right to language assistance in hospitals and to expand access to translated prescription labels. Please send in your letters of support for AB 389 (Chau) and AB 1073 (Ting). 

AB 389 (Chau) requires hospitals to post on their websites their policies for providing language assistance to Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients. The bill also requires two state agencies, the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and the California Department of Public Health, to post hospital language assistance policies on their website. This bill improves access to this information for all Californians and ensures consumers are informed about their right to language assistance. Download a sample letter of support today! Letters must be received by Wednesday, June 3rd.

AB 1073 (Ting) requires pharmacists to use standardized written translations of prescription directions developed by the Board of Pharmacy, which are currently available in Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Korean, and Russian. Sponsored by the California Board of Pharmacy, AB 1073 helps reduce medical errors, increases patient compliance, and meets the needs of LEP patients. Download a sample letter of support today! Letters must be received by Monday, June 8th.

The hearings are scheduled for:

AB 389 (Chau)
June 10, 2015, 1:30 pm
Senate Committee on Health
State Capitol, Room 4203
Letters must be received by June 3rd.

AB 1073 (Ting)
June 15, 2015, 1:00 pm
Senate Committee on Business, Professions, and Economic Development
State Capitol, Room 3191
Letters must be received by June 8th.

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