Ting Fighting to Improve Healthcare for Limited English Speaking Patients
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection passed legislation authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Democratic Caucus, that will help California provide healthcare to millions of Californians with limited English language skills.
“We need medical professionals who can speak the languages of our communities,” said Ting. “Patients cannot access healthcare if they cannot communicate with their care providers. This bill gives us the tools we need to identify and resolve communication problems to ensure greater healthcare access for all Californians.”