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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA has language that includes the use of interpreters and allows health care providers who act as a “covered entity” to utilize their services. HIPAA also provides guidance on the use of interpreters. A “covered entity” may also be required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For more information visit https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa and search “interpreter”.

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