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A.G. Schneiderman Secures Agreement With Finger Lakes Health Network Expanding Accommodations For The Deaf And Hard-of-Hearing

NEW YORK - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced an agreement with the Finger Lakes Health network of hospitals and healthcare facilities to strengthen its policies concerning communication with patients and their family members or companions who are deaf or hard of hearing. The agreement will expand access to sign-language interpreters, as needed, and improve policies and training to ensure that medical staff members are able to effectively communicate with the deaf and hard of hearing.


Action Details

  • Date:November 13, 2014
  • Agency:New York Attorney General
  • Enforcement Types:
    • State Enforcement Agencies