Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 9, § 3200.210 - Linguistic Competence
"Linguistic Competence" means organizations and individuals working within the system are able to communicate effectively and convey information in a manner that is easily understood by diverse audiences, including individuals with Limited English Proficiency; individuals who have few literacy skills or are not literate; and individuals with disabilities that impair communication. It also means that structures, policies, procedures and dedicated resources are in place that enable organizations and individuals to effectively respond to the literacy needs of the populations being served.
Note: Authority cited: Section 5898, Welfare and Institutions Code. Reference: Sections 5806(a)(2) and 5868(b)(3) and 5868(b)(4), Welfare and Institutions Code, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. Section 2000d et seq., Sections 2(e) and 3(c), MHSA.
2. New section refiled 5-1-2007 as an emergency; operative 5-1-2007 (Register 2007, No. 18). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 8-29-2007 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. New section refiled 8-23-2007 as an emergency; operative 8-30-2007 (Register 2007, No. 34). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 12-28-2007 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
4. Certificate of Compliance as to 8-23-2007 order transmitted to OAL 12-28-2007 and filed 2-13-2008 (Register 2008, No. 7).
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