Additional Section 504/ADA Resources

Office for Civil Rights

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), is the US Department of Health and Human Services Department’s civil rights and health privacy rights law enforcement agency.  OCR investigates complaints, enforces rights, and promulgates regulations, develops policy and provides technical assistance and public education to ensure understanding of and compliance with non-discrimination and health information privacy laws.  If you have a discrimination complaint about an agency other than the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, you may wish to contact the US Department of Health and Human Service Office for Civil Rights:

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rocky Mountain Region
1961 Stout Street, Room 08-148
Denver, CO 80294
Voice Phone: (800) 368-1019
FAX: (202) 619-3818
TDD: (800) 537-7697
Office for Civil Rights website

Disability Rights Laws

SECTION 1557 OF THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT OF 2010 (“Section 1557 of ACA”) is a civil rights provision of ACA which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. This law applies to entities receiving federal financial assistance.

SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 (“Section 504”) is a federal law protecting qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination. This law applies to entities receiving federal assistance.

TITLE II OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILTIES ACT OF 1990, AS AMENDED (“ADA”) is a federal law protecting qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination. This law applies to all state and local government agencies.