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Section 1557 Anti-discrimination Deadlines

October 3, 2016

In May 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule for Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. Covered entities are required to post a discrimination and patient rights notice in the top 15 languages found in the state by October 16, 2016.

In addition, covered entities are required to complete the attestation for “Assurance of Compliance” by October 19, 2016.  Click here to complete it on the HHS website.

TOA members can view a sample anti-discrimination statement by clicking here. (Password required.)