Section 1557 of The Affordable Care Act
The University of Kentucky complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. The University of Kentucky does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
The health programs and activities of the University of Kentucky:
- Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
- Qualified sign language interpreters
- Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats)
- Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
- Qualified medical interpreters
- Information written in other languages
If you need these services, contact any employee of a UK health program or activity.
If you believe the University of Kentucky 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:
Patty Bender, Section 1557 Coordinator and Assistant Vice President
Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity
University of Kentucky
13 Main Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0032
Telephone number: 859-257-8927
Fax number: 859-323-3739
You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance UK HealthCare Office of Patient Experience or Patty Bender, Section 1557 Coordinator is available to help.
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/portal/lobby.jsf or by mail at:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html .