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45 CFR § 92.202 - Effective Communication for Individuals with Disabilities

Code of Federal Regulations

Title 45. Public Welfare

Subtitle A. Department of Health and Human Services

Subchapter A. General Administration

Part 92. Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, Age, or Disability in Health Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance and Health Programs of Activities Administered by the Department of Health and Human Services or Entities Established Under Title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Subpart C. Specific Application to Health Programs and Activities

45 CFR § 92.202 - Effective communication for individuals with disabilities.

(a) A covered entity shall take appropriate steps to ensure that communications with individuals with disabilities are as effective as communications with others in health programs and activities, in accordance with the standards found at 28 CFR 35.160 through 35.164. Where the regulatory provisions referenced in this section use the term “public entity,” the term “covered entity” shall apply in its place.

(b) A recipient or State-based Marketplace℠ shall provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services to persons with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills, where necessary to afford such persons an equal opportunity to benefit from the service in question.