Banner Art
Text  Increase Text SizeDecrease Text Size

Section 504/Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

In accordance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

 

Employment: Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.

 

Effective Communication: Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

 

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

 

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, should contact the office of the 504/ADA Coordinator as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

 

The ADA does not require the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

 

Complaints that a program, service, or activity of Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the 504/ADA Coordinator.

 

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.

 

For more information or to submit complaints please contact:

 

Emelie Esquivel, 504/ADA Coordinator

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

1570 Grant Street

Denver, Colorado 80203

Telephone:  303-866-6010

FAX:  303-866-2828

Email:  hcpf504ada@state.co.us