Calif. law aims to expand access to medical interpreters

08/19/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Physicians trying to communicate with limited English speakers sometimes have to rely on bilingual family members to interpret. However, those family members rarely have the background in medicine needed to ensure the translations are accurate. A California advocacy group is working with lawmakers to pass a bill that would make skilled medical interpreters available to anyone on the state's insurance program.

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