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AB-322 Public social services for deaf persons.(2017-2018)


 Section 10630 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

 (a) Upon appropriation by the Legislature, the department shall provide deaf access program services, as described in Section 10621, to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who reside in a linguistically isolated household, in their primary language.
(b) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Adult” means an individual 14 years of age or older.
(2) “Linguistically isolated household” means a household in which all adults speak a language other than English and none speak English very well.