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Latest News: Interpreting

California To Study Its Medical Interpretation Services

Monday, April 17, 2017   (0 Comments)

By KPBS

More than six months after it was approved, a state assembly bill funding a study on language interpretation services available to Medi-Cal patients is slowly moving toward implementation.

The bill, authored by then-Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, authorized $3 million for state health officials to examine California’s current procedures and launch a pilot program in up to four locations.

California Department of Health Care Services Spokesman Tony Cava said employees are still developing a plan to carry out the legislation.

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