1557 | American Dental Association

Section 1557

All you need to know regarding Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act and discrimination in health care.
Gain a better understanding of how Section 1557 affects your practice.
Covered dental practices must provide effective communication for individuals with disabilities.
Ensure your patient-facing technology is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Dentists may be asked to provide translators for patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).
Section 1557 is the first federal civil rights law to prohibit sex discrimination in healthcare.