Section 1557 is the nondiscrimination provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in specified healthcare programs, including Medicare. These requirements are introduced and summarized at http://www.hhs.gov/civil-rights/for-individuals/section-1557/index.html .
Healthcare facilities receiving funding from Medicare are required to post notices of nondiscrimination and taglines that alert individuals with limited English proficiency to the availability of language assistance services. Samples of these notices and taglines are presented in 64 different languages at