Anti-Discrimination Statement

Below is Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. You'll also find links to twelve additional languages below the English version.

 

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act

 

Discrimination is Against the Law

 

Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine and Joint Hospital complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Texas Spine and Joint Hospital does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. 

 

Texas Spine and Joint Hospital:

• Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:

    o Qualified sign language interpreters

    o Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)

 

• Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:

    o Qualified interpreters

    o Information written in other languages

 

If you need these services, contact Aaron Fleet. If you believe that Texas Spine and Joint Hospital has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with Aaron Fleet, 1814 Roseland Boulevard, Tyler, Texas 75701, 903-525-3375, or aaron.fleet@tsjh.org. You can file a grievance in person or by mail, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Aaron Fleet is available to help you.

 

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at

 

https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

200 Independence Avenue, SW

Room 509F, HHH Building

Washington, DC 20201

1-800-368-1019, 1-800-537-7697 (TDD)

 

Complaint forms are available at:

http://hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html

 

 

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