Discrimination is Against the Law

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

SCS Colorectal:

  • 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, contact Michelle Goldfarb/Civil Rights Coordinator at phone number (631) 862-3516 and Michelle.Goldfarb@chsli.org. In the absence of the Language Coordinator you may contact the Nursing Supervisor for assistance.

If you believe that SCS Colorectal 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: Michelle Goldfarb/Civil Rights Coordinator, 50 Rte 25A, Smithtown, New York 11787, Phone Number is (631) 862-3516,or email:  Michele.Goldfarb@chsli.org. You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Michelle Goldfarb Civil Rights Coordinator 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.

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