Minnesota’s New Closed Captioning Law Takes Effect

August 4, 2016 in Captioning / Relay, Legislation

 

August 1, 2016
Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing Minnesotans Bulletin

Good news!  Starting today, August 1st, Minnesota’s new closed captioning law goes into effect.  As of now, closed captioning is required to be kept on at all times in certain medical facilities.

The law applies to waiting rooms in hospitals, surgical centers, birth centers and some group homes.  The group homes affected are those that provide housing, meals and services to five or more people who are developmentally or physically disabled, chemically dependent or mentally ill.

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