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Limited English proficiency
Workers' Compensation (WKC) CHAPTER 67, ARTICLE 2
§ 17-a. Limited English proficiency. 1. In accordance with section
two hundred two-a of the executive law, the board shall provide
translation of (a) all documents and forms published by the board that
injured employees complete; (b) all board documents that provide general
information to injured employees on the process of applying for workers'
compensation benefits; and (c) all other vital documents as defined by
subdivision five of section two hundred two-a of the executive law
relevant to services offered by the agency.

2. The board shall provide interpretation services to injured
employees with respect to its provision of services, information and/or

3. The board shall:

(a) develop a language access plan pursuant to subdivision three of
section two hundred two-a of the executive law and submit such plan to
the office of general services;

(b) publish the board's language access plan on the board's website;

(c) designate a language access coordinator who will work with the
office of general services to ensure compliance with the requirements of
this section and section two hundred two-a of the executive law.

4. The language access coordinator for the board shall monitor the
board's compliance with this section by annually collecting data on the
provision of language assistance services, the availability of
translated materials, whether signage is properly posted, and any other
relevant measures.