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Non-Discrimination Policy

In accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its implementing regulation, The Specialty Hospital of Meridian will, directly or through contractual or other arrangements, admit and treat all persons without regard to race, color or national origin in its provision of services and benefits, including assignments or transfers within the facility and referrals to or from the facility. Staff privileges are granted without regard to race, color or national origin (where appropriate). 

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its implementing regulation, The Specialty Hospital of Meridian, directly or through contractual or other arrangement will not discriminate on the bases of handicap in admission, access, treatment or employment.

In accordance with the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and its implementing regulation, The Specialty Hospital of Meridian will not, directly or through contractual or other arrangements, discriminate on the basis of age in the provision of services, unless age is a factor necessary to the normal operation of the achievement of any statutory objectives.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its implementing regulation, The Specialty Hospital of Meridian will not, directly or through contractual or other arrangements, discriminate on the basis of disabilities in the provision of services or in employment.

The Specialty Hospital of Meridian complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. The Specialty Hospital of Meridian does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

The Specialty Hospital of Meridian:

  • 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, other formats)
  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
  • Qualified interpreters
  • Information written in other languages

If you need these services, please let our staff know.

If you believe that The Specialty Hospital of Meridian 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: Jason Strickland, Compliance Officer, 1314 19th Avenue Meridian, MS 39301, 1-800-826-6762, Fax: 601-703-3261, Email: Jason.Strickland@rushhealth.com. You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Jason Strickland, Compliance Officer, is available to help you. 

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 or phone at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201 
1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)

Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html