Compliance with Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act requires health care providers, which includes chiropractors, who receive federal funding to post notices of nondiscrimination and tag-lines to alert individuals of the possible unavailability of language assistance services within the practice. Federal funding includes participation in Medicaid and receipts of Meaningful Use incentive monies, but does not include participation in Medicare Part B.

In compliance with Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act:

Beebe Chiropractic complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Beebe Chiropractic does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

            Beebe Chiropractic:

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

                        ○ Qualified sign language interpreters

            ○ 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:

                        ○ Qualified interpreters

                        ○ Information written in other languages

If you believe that Beebe Chiropractic 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 a Civil Rights Coordinator.

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, D.C. 20201

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

Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.

For more information regarding Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,

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