Notice to the Public
Non-Discrimination Statement and Accessibility Requirements
The Department of Health (the Department) complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
The Department, upon request:
- Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with Department staff, such as:
- Qualified sign language interpreters;
- Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats).
- Provides free language services to people who primary language is not English, such as:
- Qualified interpreters;
- Information written in other languages.
If you need these services, please contact the Department’s health program, service, local health department or health insurance marketplace directly.
If you believe that the Department has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with: Delinda Johnson Blake, Equal Access Compliance Unit, Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Room 422, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, 410-767-6600 (Voice) (410) 333-5337 (Fax), firstname.lastname@example.org (email). Deaf and hard of hearing individuals may use relay.
You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Delinda Johnson Blake is available to help you.
You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/smartscreen/main.jsf, or by mail or phone at: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 509F, HHH Building, Washington, DC 20201, 1-800-868-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD).
Complaint forms are available at https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/civil-rights-complaint-form-11-30-2019.pdf.