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Sign Language Interpreter Service

We have a requirement under the Americans with Disability Act to provide effective communication with patients who are hearing impaired. Lip reading is specifically discouraged and it is noted that written communication is often limited.

Youmust document effective communication with the patient. If you cannot communicate effectively, you must obtain a SL interpreter promptly. I have attached the algorithm for reaching a SL interpreter.

***If more than two hours go by without an interpreter coming to the ED, please escalate to RN leadership and document in the chart. If this is not effective, escalate to MD leadership. ***

Keri

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