Provider - Civil Rights


Contact OCR

Department of Health and Human Services
90 7th Street, Suite - 400
San Francisco, CA. 94102

Phone (415) 437-8310
Fax (415) 437-8329
TDD (415) 437-8311

Contact DHCFP Recipient Civil Rights Officer

Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy

1100 E. William St., Suite 101

Carson City, NV 89701

Phone  (775) 684-3600

Fax      (775) 687-3893

Civil Rights Regulations

Providers

If you are a provider of services that receives funds (payments) from Medicaid or Medicare, you must comply with some or all of the regulations below.

Hospitals, nursing facilities and ICF/MRs must comply with the following:               

Title VI provides: 
No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex or religion, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to, discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

Section 504 provides:
No otherwise qualified disabled individual in the United States shall, solely by reason of his disability (including AIDS and related conditions) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to, discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. 

The Age Discrimination Act provides:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to, discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

The ADA provides:
Title I, Employment, prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in all employment practices pertaining to private employers, state and local governments; Title II, State and local government services, prohibits discrimination against qualified disabled individuals in all programs, activities and services of public entities; and Title III, Public Accommodations, prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in all programs, activities and services of private entities. 

Hospitals, Nursing Facilities, Hospice Programs, Home Health Agencies and Personal Care providers must comply with the following: 

Patient Self-Determination Act:

An advance directive means a written instruction, such as a living will or durable power of attorney for health care, recognized under state law (whether statutory or as recognized by the courts of the State), relating to the provision of health care when the individual is incapacitated. Requirements for providers  Hospitals, rural primary care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, home health agencies, providers of home health-care (and for Medicaid purposes, providers of personal care services), and hospices must maintain written policies and procedures concerning advance directives with respect to all adult individuals receiving medical care by or through the provider.

    Last Edited: 2/7/2017