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What are civil rights?
Civil rights are personal rights guaranteed and protected by the U.S. Constitution and federal laws enacted by Congress, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Civil rights include protection from unlawful discrimination.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, and sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity) by certain health care and human services entities:
- state and local social and health services agencies,
- nursing homes,
- insurers who are participating in the Maketplaces and receiving premium tax credits, and
- other entities receiving federal financial assistance from HHS.
Under these laws, all persons in the United States have a right to receive health care and human services in a nondiscriminatory manner. For example, you cannot be denied services or benefits simply because of your race, color, national origin, or disability. For more information about these laws and our authority under them, see our Civil Rights home page.
About U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
The mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services.
We enforce laws against discrimination based on race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, and sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity) by certain health care and human services.
Discrimination on the Basis of Race, Color, or National Origin (including LEP)
Title VI protects people of every race, color, or national origin from discrimination in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance from HHS. Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also prohibits discrimination on the ground of race, color, or national origin, under “any health program or activity, any part of which is receiving Federal financial assistance … or under any program or activity that is administered by an Executive agency or any entity established under [Title I of ACA]….”
A recipient of federal financial assistance may not, based on race, color, or national origin:
- Deny services or other benefits provided as a part of health or human service programs
- Provide a different service or other benefit, or provide services or benefits in a different manner from those provided to others under the program
- Segregate or separately treat individuals in any matter related to the receipt of any service or other benefit
- Utilize criteria or methods of administration which subject individuals to discrimination
- Select a facility’s site or location that excludes individuals or denies them benefits
- Deny an individual an opportunity to participate on a planning or advisory board
If you believe that you (or someone else) have been discriminated against—because of race, color, or national origin—in health care or human services, you may file a complaint with OCR, Office For Civil Rights .
Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
If English is not your primary language and you have difficulty communicating effectively in English, you may need an interpreter or document translation in order to have meaningful access to programs funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires recipients of Federal financial assistance to take reasonable steps to make their programs, services, and activities accessible by eligible persons with limited English proficiency.