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Know Your Rights
Source: Betsey Gotbaum
Subject: Language Access
Type: Media Coverage

Scrip Services Should be Free and Accessible

Gotbaum was joined this morning by Councilmember Gioia,
Make the Road New York, and New York Lawyers for the
Public Interest to warn New Yorkers with limited English proficiency (LEP)
about the dangers posed by language barriers when filling prescriptions.


said, “This new bill will guarantee that all New Yorkers have equal access to
pharmacy services. Clearly understanding a prescription you are given is a
basic right, yet pharmacies all around the city are allowing New Yorkers to
take home medication with instructions they can’t understand. We can’t continue
to allow so many New Yorkers to be put in danger every time they fill a