Legal Question in Disability Law in California

doctors obligated to pay for Interpreters for the Deaf?

Shouldn't a medical facility (private doctor office)be obligated to provide communication access for a deaf patient? This particular doctor refuses to accecpt the responsibility, saying he is excluded because he accecpts medi-cal patients. This is not true. He is not excluded. I tried to send him some information that I have recieved from the National Center on Law and Deafness, via fax, but he refuses to share his fax number with my organizaion. What other options do I have to file a complaint? DOJ?

Asked on 11/15/99, 7:36 pm

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John Hayes The John Hayes Law Offices
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Re: doctors obligated to pay for Interpreters for the Deaf?

This is a civil matter. This doctor is refusing to provide equal access to his patients and violating discrimination statues. You can sue him for damages in court or at least to get him to accomadate you and other patients. If you would like additional information regarding your rights as a patient you can reach me at 888-563-8529. The call and consultation are free.

John Hayes, Esq.

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Answered on 11/17/99, 8:18 pm

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