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Module 1: CLAS Standards Overview

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the relevance of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to healthcare organizations
  • Describe what a covered entity is
  • Identify the 3 content types of CLAS standards

Pretraining Assessment

  1. The CLAS Standards are:
    1. A. Assessment guidelines for clinical HIV/AIDS care
    2. B. Guidelines on optimal care for terminally ill patients
    3. C. Principles guiding the delivery of culturally and linguistically appropriate healthcare services
    4. D. Mandates and activities aimed at reducing disparities
    5.  
  2. Which of the following statements is true?

    CLAS Standards 4, 5, 6, and 7 are:

    1. A. Mandatory for all healthcare agencies receiving federal funding
    2. B. Mandatory for all healthcare agencies receiving only state funding
    3. C. Voluntary for all healthcare agencies receiving federal funding
    4. D. Voluntary for all healthcare agencies receiving only state funding
    5.  
  3. Healthcare organizations should ensure that staff at all levels and across all disciplines receive ongoing education and training in:

    1. A. Legal defense against lawsuits from patients and their families
    2. B. Spanish and French
    3. C. Delivery of culturally and linguistically appropriate services
    4. D. All of the above
    5.  
  4. Is the following statement True or False?
    A CLAS standard is met if the clinic offers and provides language assistance services, including bilingual staff and interpreters, at no cost to clients/consumers with limited English proficiency who are able to pay
    1. True
    2. False
    3.  
  5. Is the following statement True or False?
    Language assistance may be provided to limited English proficient clients/consumers by interpreters, bilingual staff, or adult family members.
    1. True
    2. False
    3.  
  6. The CLAS standards are primarily meant for which of the following?

    1. A. Healthcare organizations
    2. B. Individual providers
    3. C. Group practice settings
    4. D. A and B
    5.  



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