Between January-April 2000, recommendations for national standards underwent the national public comment process in which the public reviewed and commented on the standards as well as the complete report.
The CLAS standards were published in final form in the Federal Register on December 22, 2000, as recommended national standards for adoption or adaptation by stakeholder organizations and agencies. The standards can be found online here.
A comprehensive final report on the project, National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care Final Report, was completed in March 2001. The final report describing 14 individual standards and outlines the development, methodology and analysis undertaken to create the national standards can be found online here. To view the Executive Summary click here.
You can also request a hard copy of the final report of the project, National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care Final Report, by calling the Resource Center at 1-800-444-6472.
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