Notice of Nondiscrimination

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

OA Centers for Orthopaedics:

  • 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 Heidi Van Dongen.

If you believe that OA Centers for Orthopaedics 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: Heidi Van Dongen, Human Resources Director, 324 Gannett Drive, South Portland, Maine 04106, (207) 482-7800 ext. 142, vandoh@spectrummg.com, (207) 482-7898 (fax). You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Heidi Van Dongen 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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