The AHA today voiced support for the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed rule on nondiscrimination for health programs and activities, but urged the agency to clarify that differential treatment based on scientific evidence and common sense approaches to organizing care would not be considered discriminatory. “We support the overall intent behind and direction of the proposed rule,” wrote Ashley Thompson, AHA acting senior executive for policy. “However, we are concerned that, as written, the rule could inhibit effective care in some instances.” In addition, AHA said the rule should permit a more efficient and effective way for hospitals to communicate that translation services are available than to require notices and website taglines in 15 or more different languages. “One possible solution would be to develop and seek international recognition of an icon that is meant to convey that translation services are available,” the association said.