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Cultural and Linguistic Competency

Continuing medical education providers are required by state Assembly Bill 1195 to include in CME activities components that address the cultural and linguistic concerns of diverse patient populations. 

Cultural Competency is a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables a health care professional or organization to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities.

Linguistic Competency is the ability of a physician and surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient's primary language.

Cultural and linguistic competency are incorporated into the planning of UC Irvine's CME activities.

Learn more about the cultural and linguistic competencies required under AB 1195: