Who Should Use the Toolkit
Legal Affairs Department
The law permits health care organizations to collect race, ethnicity, and primary language data from patients for quality improvement purposes. For example, the collection of race, ethnicity, and primary language data is permitted under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Additionally, the collection and assessment of information about the communication access needs of individuals with a sensory disability promotes compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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