Montana Arthritis and its affiliates comply with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity or national origin, religion, creed, language, disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and/or veteran status in admission, treatment, participation, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its health programs and activities, and in staff and employee assignments to patients, whether carried out by Montana Arthritis directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which Montana Arthritis arranges to carry out is programs and activities.

Montana Arthritis will provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities and language assistance services to individuals with limited English proficiency when needed to ensure equal opportunity and meaningful access to the Montana Arthritis’s health programs, services, and activities. Examples of aids and services include, but are not limited to, qualified sign language interpreters, written information in alternate formats, foreign language interpreters and information translated into other languages. Montana Arthritis will provide aids and services in a timely manner and free of charge. If you need these services, please contact the 504/Civil Rights Coordinator.

If an individual believes discrimination has occurred, a grievance can be filed with Montana Arthritis by contacting Montana Arthritis’s 504/Civil Rights Coordinator within 60 days of the incident.

Discrimination complaints can also be filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights via phone, through the Civil Rights Complaint Portal, by fax, or by mail. Complaint forms are available here.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

200 Independence Ave. SW, Suite 509 F, HHH Building

Washington D.C.DC  20201

Person: Office for Civil Rights

Phone: 1-800-368-1019

TDD: 1-800-537-7697

Fax: 1-202-619-3818

 

Montana Arthritis Compliance Department

222 S Main St, 5th Floor

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

 

Person: 504/Civil Rights Coordinator

Phone: 855.550.3358

Email: compliance@montanaarthritis.com