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Requirement for Facilities with 15 or More Employees

Applicable Regulatory Citations:

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973:

45 CFR Part 84§84.7 Designation of responsible employee and adoption of grievance procedures.

(a)Designation of responsible employee. A recipient that employs fifteen or more persons shall designate at least one person to coordinate its efforts to comply with this part.

(b) Adoption of grievance procedures. A recipient that employs fifteen or more persons shall adopt grievance procedures that incorporate appropriate due process standards and that provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by this part. Such procedures need not be established with respect to complaints from applicants for employment or from applicants for admission to postsecondary educational institutions.

See Policy Examples Section for an example of a Section 504 Grievance Procedure.

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act: 45 C.F.R. Part 92

§ 92.7 Designation of responsible employee and adoption of grievance procedures.

(a) Designation of responsible employee. Each covered entity that employs 15 or more persons shall designate at least one employee to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Section 1557 and this part, including the investigation of any grievance communicated to it alleging noncompliance with Section 1557 or this part or alleging any action that would be prohibited by Section 1557 or this part. For the Department, including the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces, the Director will be deemed the responsible employee under this section.

(b) Adoption of grievance procedures. Each covered entity that employs 15 or more persons shall adopt grievance procedures that incorporate appropriate due process standards and that provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of grievances alleging any action that would be prohibited by Section 1557 or this part. For the Department, including the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces, the procedures for addressing complaints of discrimination on the grounds covered under Section 1557 or this part will be deemed grievance procedures under this section.

See Policy Examples Section for an example of a Section 1557 Grievance Procedure.

Content created by Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Content last reviewed on July 26, 2013
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