Code of the District of Columbia

§ 2–1933. Written language services by covered entity.

(a) A covered entity shall provide translations of vital documents into any non-English language spoken by a limited or no-English proficient population that constitutes 3% or 500 individuals, whichever is less, of the population served or encountered, or likely to be served or encountered, by the covered entity in the District of Columbia.

(b) If the provisions of this subchapter are contractually imposed on a non-covered entity, subsection (a) of this section shall apply.


(June 19, 2004, D.C. Law 15-167, § 4, 51 DCR 4688; Apr. 11, 2019, D.C. Law 22-282, § 2(b), 66 DCR 1606; Aug. 23, 2021, D.C. Act 24-159, § 7171, 68 DCR 008602.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 6-751.11, § 32-1331.12, § 42-3505.01, and § 50-1401.01.

Applicability

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-282: § 5 of D.C. Law 22-282 provided that the change made to this section by § 2(b) of D.C. Law 22-282 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.