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One of the significant issues all physicians must deal with on a regular basis is ensuring their treatment facilities and medical practices are accessible to patients who are deaf or otherwise disabled.

 Export to Your Calendar 3/29/2017
When: March 29, 2017
12 noon to 2:00 pm
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Norwalk Inn & Conference Center
99 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT  06851
United States
Contact: Juanita
203-513-2045


Online registration is available until: 3/28/2017
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PROVIDING COMMUNICATIONS ACCESS TO DEAF PATIENTS:  MYTH & REALTY

Presented by:

Roy W. Breitenbach, Esq. and Barry B. Cepelewicz, M.D., Esq.
Garfunkel Wild, P.C.

Wednesday, March 29
12 noon to 2:00 p.m.

Norwalk Inn & Conference Center
99 East Avenue, Norwalk

 

In the 27 years since President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, physicians have struggled with the obligation to provide sign language interpreting and other auxiliary aids and services to ensure that patients who are deaf can effectively communicate about their medical condition, treatment, and prognosis. The shortage of qualified interpreters, difficulties in implementing effective policies and procedures, and aggressive enforcement by governmental agencies and private attorneys have all combined to create significant risks for physicians.  Making matters worse, the Affordable Care Act has imposed even more stringent requirements on medical practices.

During this program, the presenters will discuss:

  • Common – and dangerous – misunderstandings that many physicians have about disability access compliance.
  • Pitfalls to avoid regarding disability access compliance, particularly for the deaf.
  • How to audit your medical practice and its policies and procedures, to minimize the risk of non-compliance.
  • How to turn the issue of disability access compliance into a positive by generating favorable publicity and an increased flow of patients with disabilities.
  • Obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

Limited seating; register early
Lunch included
Refunds will be given if we receive your cancellation within three (3) business days of the event.

 


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