Section 1557 is the nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs or activities. Section 1557 builds on several long-standing and familiar Federal civil rights laws. Section 1557 extends nondiscrimination protections to individuals participating in:
Based on the information above, Intermountain Healthcare is considered a “covered entity” that is required to abide by the requirements of Section 1557.
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