Civil Rights for Individuals and Advocates
We enforce laws against discrimination based on race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, and religion by certain health care and human services
Race, Color, National Origin
Title VI protects people of every race, color, or national origin from unlawful discrimination in HHS-funded programs and activities.
OCR enforces laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in programs, services, activities, and facilities.
Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act
Section 1557 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in HHS-funded programs and activities and ACA Marketplaces.
The Hill-Burton Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, and other grounds in certain medical facilities.
Section 1553 of the Affordable Care Act
Section 1553 of the Affordable Care Act prohibits discrimination against individuals or health care entities that do not provide assisted suicide services.
Read about special topics in civil rights: Child welfare services, HIV/AIDS, limited English proficiency, community living and more.
Understand your rights to receive services and benefits in programs and activities funded by HHS without facing unlawful discrimination.
HHS Nondiscrimination Notice
HHS complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
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Provider Conscience Protections
OCR receives complaints of discrimination based on the Federal Health Care Conscience Protection Statutes.