Action Alert – VA – HOUSE BILL NO. 1956

January 14, 2015 in Community News, Disability Law

 

 

Dear Friends:
This is a very important bill in the General Assembly.
The bill requires that  facilities identify and meet the need for communication access.
If you look at the bill it is listed as 18.

18. Shall require that each licensed hospital develop a process for identifying patients who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and take steps to ensure that patients who are deaf or hard-of-hearing are able to effectively communicate with health care providers involved in the patients’ care.

 

Please call your Senator and Delegate throughout the state to see if they would co patron the bill. I think the rest of the bill is already law.  You can locate your delegate for the Virginia General Assembly on the web.  

This is so important. Please call. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Give the bill number and the patron ask that they co patron. Give them your experience in the healthcare setting.  

HOUSE BILL NO. 1956   Patron Bobby Orrock

DOWNLOAD _ VA HOUSE BILL NO. 1956 (PDF)

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