Providence Dermatology Patient Non-Discrimination Policy



Effective Date: 10/01/2016

PURPOSE
To ensure that all patients and visitors of Providence Dermatology are treated with equality, in a welcoming, nondiscriminatory manner, consistent with applicable state and federal law while ensuring that effective communication may occur.

SCOPE
This policy applies to all members of Providence Dermatology workforce, including employees, medical staff members, contracted service providers, and volunteers, and to all vendors, representatives, and any other individuals providing services to or on behalf of Providence Dermatology. Providence Dermatology complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex Providence Dermatology does not exclude people or treat them differently because of age, race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law

POLICY
Providence Dermatology is dedicated to providing services to patients and welcoming visitors in a manner that respects, protects, and promotes patient rights. Providence Dermatology complies with Federal civil rights laws. Clinic Personnel will treat all patients and visitors receiving services from Providence Dermatology that is free from discrimination based on age, race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Providence Dermatology Personnel will inform patients and make reasonable accommodations for patients consistent with federal and state requirements. For example, language interpretation services will be made available via remote interpreting services or in person for non-English
speaking patients and sign language interpretation will be made available for hearing impaired patients Any person who believes that he, she, or another person has been subjected to discrimination which is not permitted by this Policy, may file a grievance with the Nondiscrimination Civil Rights Coordinator ● By email at: providencederm@gmail.com ● By mail at: Non Discrimination Civil Rights Coordinator. You can also file a civil right complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights ● Electronically through Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal hhttps://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf ● Phone: 1-800-368-1019 or 1-800537-7697 (TDD) ● Mail U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Ave SW Room 506F HHH Building Washington, DC 20201 Providence Dermatology Personnel are prohibited from retaliating against any person who opposes, complains about, or reports discrimination, files a complaint, or cooperates in an investigation of discrimination or other proceeding under federal, state, or local antidiscrimination law.