[Greater-Baltimore] Diabetes call and information about Script Talk

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Thu Feb 2 18:24:36 UTC 2017

Hello All!
Please help us spread the word- tonight is the Diabetes Action Call at 7 pm on February 2. The call in number is 641-715-3272. The access code is 720125.  
Please the information below about pharmacy carrying script talk. 
Sharon Maneki, President
National Federation of the Blind of Maryland
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
Building Awareness of Accessible Prescription Label Options for Individuals who are Visually Impaired 
 According to the American’s with Disabilities Act, pharmacies are required to provide aids to effective communication between the pharmacist and patient so long as it does not present a financial burden to the pharmacy. 
 ADA regulations prohibit pharmacies from charging the patient for accommodations. 
 Section 1557 of the Patient Production and Affordable Care Act further clarified the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of disability in health programs and activities including pharmacies that accept Medicare, offering a way to file civil rights complaints of this nature to HHS.gov instead of DOJ.1 
 The United States Access Board published a list of 
the Best Practices to help pharmacists to 
accommodate patients with visual impairments.2 
 A recent Government Accountability Office report 
found the lack of knowledge regarding the Best 
Practices for accommodating low vision and blind 
pharmacy patients with accessible prescription 
labels was one of the most cited reasons 
pharmacies were non-compliant. 3 
Spread the word! 
Talk to your pharmacist about implementing the Best Practices for Accessible Prescription Labels for Individuals who are Blind and Visually Impaired. 
Use one of these resources as reference or for talking points: 
1. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Section 1557 
2. United States Access Board Best Practices: 
3. Government Accountability Office Report: 
4. National Council on Disability Brochure: http://www.ncd.gov/sites/default/files/ADLP_508.pdf 
5. Accessible Prescription Labels: Vendor Information 
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