A New Law for Hospitals: Complying with Section 1557 - OCR and CMS Hospital CoPs
Our speaker will discuss a law that applies to all hospitals, including CAHs, as well as other healthcare providers such as physician offices and nursing homes. The new law addresses a civil rights law for healthcare providers and others and addresses nondiscrimination, required signs and notices, interpreters, and more under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. It builds on long-standing and familiar Federal civil rights laws. This is the first law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex (which includes gender, gender identity and sex stereotyping) in covered health programs and activities. Our speaker will also cover the CMS proposed changes to the hospital CoPs to implement this new law under the proposed Hospital Improvement Rule. This webinar will help meet the education requirements to ensure your employees know and follow this law.