CA Bus & Prof Code Section 2198.1

For purposes of this article, “cultural and linguistic competency” means cultural and linguistic abilities that can be incorporated into therapeutic and medical evaluation and treatment, including, but not limited to, the following:


Direct communication in the patient-client primary language.


Understanding and applying the roles that culture, ethnicity, and race play in diagnosis, treatment, and clinical care.


Awareness of how the health care providers and patients attitudes, values, and beliefs influence and impact professional and patient relations.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 2198.1’s source at ca​.gov