The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of benefits and services as amended 29 USC § 794, against otherwise qualified disabled individuals. This includes in programs and activities receiving financial assistance from HHS 45 CFR 84; and programs or activities conducted by HHS 45 CFR 85. OCR Issues Proposed Rule on Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability Proposed Rule under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Public Comment The proposed rule seeks comment on a variety of issues to better understand individuals’ experiences with health care and human services discrimination on the basis of disability and recipients’ experiences in complying with federal civil rights laws. The comment period will be open for 60 days for members of the public to provide comments on the proposed rule. OCR will consider those comments as it drafts a final rule to implement Section 504. Click here for the Fact Sheet: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability Proposed Rule Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 The Fact Sheet is available in the following languages: Español (Spanish) 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional) 简体中文 (Chinese – Simplified) Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese) 한국어 (Korean) Tagalog (Filipino) Русский (Russian) Portuguese (Brazilian) *فارسی (Farsi) Français (French) Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole) Polski (Polish) 日本語 (Japaneses) HHS Issues New Proposed Rule to Strengthen Prohibitions Against Discrimination on the Basis of a Disability in Health Care and Human Services Programs -09/07/2023 You can submit comments, identified by RIN 0945-AA15, electronically through http://www.regulations.gov, or by mail or by hand delivery or courier to the following address only: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, Attention: 504 NPRM (RIN 0945-AA15), Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201. The NPRM may be viewed or downloaded at Discrimination on the Basis of Disability in Health and Human Service Programs or Activities. For more information, please go to OCR’s website at www.hhs.gov/ocr *People using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in these files. For assistance, contact the HHS Office for Civil Rights at (800) 368-1019, TDD toll-free: (800) 537-7697, or by emailing OCRMail@hhs.gov.