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English Proficiency Necessary

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In my article they talk about what pediatricians are required to do when they are treating a child who has limited English proficiency. If a patient comes in who doesn’t speak English and the doctor does not offer an interpreter that could be seen as discrimination. Under the civil rights act in 1964 anyone who receive federal money whether that be a school, hospital, or a job. You may not discriminate against some one based on their race or national origin. Now whether they are so-called “required” to provide an interpreter can depend on many factors. The us department of health and human services, office for civil rights had rules/ guidelines for making sure that people who have limited English proficiency are able to receive the same quality
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