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The New Section 1557 Rules – Taking 100 Pages Bit By Bit – Chapter 3 – Patients’ Gender Preferences for InterpretersSeptember 9, 2016
In health care, questions can arise about the gender of physicians, nurses and interpreters when involved in the treatment of patients. For example, a woman undergoing a gynecological exam may prefer a female care team while a man being examined for prostate cancer could prefer male health care attendants. Such gender preferences do occur. How health care providers respond to such expressed preferences have significant legal implications.