It is the policy of T.J. Regional Health to not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender identity/sexual orientation, age or disability. Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act prohibits discrimination on any of these bases in certain health programs and activities. T.J. Regional Health utilizes an internal grievance procedure for investigation and resolution of any complaints alleging any action prohibited by Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. § 18116) and its implementing regulations at 45 C.F.R. pt. 92, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Any person who believes someone has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, age or disability may file a grievance under this policy. It is against the law for T.J. Regional Health to retaliate against anyone who opposes discrimination, files a grievance, or participates in the investigation of a grievance.
If you believe that T.J. Regional Health 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 in person or by mail, fax, or email at:
The availability and use of this grievance procedure does not prevent a person from pursuing other legal or administrative remedies, including filing a complaint of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender identity/sexual orientation, age or disability in court or with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights. A person can file a complaint of discrimination electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, which is available at:
https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail at:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
Complaint forms are available at: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html. Such complaints must be filed within 180 days of the date of the alleged discrimination.