Qualified Sign Language Interpreter for Doctor’s Office

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013

A Maryland doctor who had refused to pay for a qualified sign language interpreter for a patient’s office visit agreed to institute a policy for hiring interpreters and notifying deaf patients that sign language interpretation will be provided on request at no cost to deaf patients. The doctor also agreed to train office staff about effective communication with patients with hearing impairments and to pay the complainant $300.