Healthcare Compliance

Watch this video for more information on Section 1557's Final Rule as it pertains to meeting the communication needs of your plan members who are blind or have low vision:

The following addresses accessibility legislation--requirements and compliance--for healthcare. For a complete listing of accessibility legislation and policies that may affect the healthcare industry, as well as direct links to specific regulations, please visit Legislation Resources for both Canada and the United States.

Accessibility Legislation, Standards, Policies, and Guidelines

United States Canada
  • Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) / Title II (Medicare and Medicaid)
  • Section 508
  • WCAG 2.0 (Level AA)
  • Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA)
  • Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) 
  • Canadian Human Rights Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) - Customer Service Standard and Integrated Standard
  • WCAG 2.0 (Level AA)