As long as a LEP requires it. Hospitals, health plans, clinics, nursing homes, physicians and other providers must offer “qualified interpreters” . On May 13, 2016 the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) formally adopted final changes to section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act ACA. The new rules are slated to take effect on July 18, 2016 and will be codified as 45 CFR part 92. These changes are sweeping in scope as they apply to “every [federal] health program or activity, any part of which receives Federal financial assistance.”Read more