Pérez Unveils Bill To Boost Access to Medical Interpreters
California Assembly Speaker John PerÃ©z has (D-Los Angeles) has introduced a bill (AB 1263) that would create a system, called CommuniCal, to improve access to interpreters at physician offices and hospitals. The system would certify and register medical interpreters and reimburse them for their services. The bill -- which resembles a similar measure that failed last year -- would tap into federal funds to offset the costs of the system.
- "State Lawmakers Consider Medical Interpretation Bill" (Burks, KPBS, 3/13).