Complying With Section 1557 — The Office of Civil Rights and CMS Hospital CoPs

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Tuesday, June 25
9 - 11 a.m.

Register on or before Wednesday, June 19, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

MHA members — $225
Nonmembers — $275

The webinar registration fee is for one phone line connection. Each additional phone line connection will be charged a registration fee. Get more value by inviting colleagues to join you!

This webinar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation.


CEOs, COOs, CMOs, CNOs, physicians, nurses, risk managers, nurse managers, human resource staff, ED managers, physician office and nursing home personnel, compliance officers, hospital legal counsel, and anyone else interested in compliance with federal laws and the hospital CoPs

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This webinar will review the new law that applies to all hospitals, including critical access hospitals, physician offices and nursing homes, that addresses civil rights laws, nondiscrimination, required signs and notices, interpreters, and additional information found under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. This law builds on long-standing and familiar civil rights laws and is the first law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex (which includes gender, gender identity and sex stereotyping) in covered health programs and activities.

Join this session to learn about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed changes to the hospital Conditions of Participation, as well as proposed changes under the Hospital Improvement Rule. In addition, resources and case scenarios will be shared.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • list the CMS proposed changes to hospital CoPs regarding the Section 1557 rules on nondiscrimination
  • describe what type of signs hospitals are required to post with regard to nondiscrimination
  • discuss how hospitals must have 15 various taglines so patients are aware they are entitled to an interpreter at no cost
  • identify the Office of Civil Rights as the main enforcer of Section 1557
  • explain how hospitals must post taglines in the top 15 languages in order for patients to know there’s a person in charge of working with people who file grievances related to nondiscrimination


Sue Dill Calloway, J.D., MSN, R.N.
Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education Company
Columbus, Ohio

Sue Dill Calloway has been a nurse attorney and consultant for more than 30 years. Currently, she is president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Education and Consulting and previously was the chief learning officer for the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation. She has conducted many educational programs for nurses, physicians and other health care providers. Dill Calloway has authored more than 100 books and numerous articles.