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Civil Rights News Releases & Bulletins

HHS OCR and the US Attorney’s Office of Connecticut Enter Agreement with UConn Health to Ensure Effective Communication - 01/03/2017

Erie County of New York State Enters Agreement with HHS OCR to Ensure Availability of Language Assistance Services for Individuals with LEP - 12/22/2016

Guidance for Ensuring Accessibility of Health Programs and Activities offered through Electronic Information Technology – 12/21/16

OCR Blog Post: ACA continues to break down barriers to health care for all Americans – 11/04/2016

OCR, Department of Justice and the Administration for Children and Families Release Title VI Joint Guidance Letter for Child Welfare Systems – October 19, 2016

OCR signs effective communication Dear Colleague Letter with the Health Resources and Services Administration (08/30/2016)

OCR issues report on its National HIV/AIDS Compliance Review Initiative – 07/13/2016

HHS Guidance and Resources for Long Term Care Facilities – 06/23/16

HHS finalizes rule to improve health equity under the Affordable Care Act - 05/13/2016

Georgia Agrees to Ensure Equal Access for Individuals with Disabilities to Foster and Adoption Programs and Services – 1/11/16

OCR Launches Newly Redesigned Website - 01/06/16

OCR enters Agreement with Three Puerto Rico Hospitals to Ensure Access to Auxiliary Aids and Services - 10/26/15

OCR Issues Proposed Rule on Nondiscrimination under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act

Note that the comment period ended at midnight on November 9, 2015. The NPRM is available for review at: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=HHS-OCR-2015-0006

HHS and DOJ Issue Disability Rights Technical Assistance on Child Welfare - 8/10/2015

Arizona Agrees to Improve Immigrant Access to Federal Public Benefits Programs -07/16/15

Brooklyn Hospital Center Implements Non-Discriminatory Practices to Ensure Equal Care for Transgender Patients - 07/14/15

OCR signs Effective Communication Dear Colleague letter with Puerto Rico Hospital Association - 06/09/15

OCR and DOJ find discrimination against persons who are deaf and hard-of-hearing in Connecticut Hospital - 3/20/2015

Michigan Medical Care Facility Commits to Race Non-Discrimination in Staff Assignments -02/13/2015

OCR and DOJ find disability discrimination in Mass. child welfare -01/29/15

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