Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements Concerning the Provision of Interpreters by Hospitals and Doctors

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This report briefly discusses the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities by places of public accommodation. This report specifically discusses a common question of whether or not the ADA requires medical doctors and hospitals to provide an interpreter when they have a patient with a hearing disability.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: July 8, 2004
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Jones, Nancy Lee

Legislative Attorney

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: July 8, 2004
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This report briefly discusses the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities by places of public accommodation. This report specifically discusses a common question of whether or not the ADA requires medical doctors and hospitals to provide an interpreter when they have a patient with a hearing disability.

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5 pages.

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Congressional Research Service Reports
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