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
999 18th Street, Suite 417
Denver, CO 80202
Voice Phone (800) 368-1019
FAX (303) 844-2025
TDD (800) 537-7697
Office for Civil Rights website

Disability Rights Laws

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.