Nondiscrimination Policy

Our commitment is to provide care and services that are accessible to all and free of discrimination. We invite you to review our Nondiscrimination Statement. We also provide information on Language Assistance for individuals not proficient in English. If at any time you feel our actions have not lived up to our non-discrimination statement, we invite you to take advantage of our Grievance Procedure.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Nor will we exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

As part of this commitment:

  • We provide free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us. For example, this includes:
    • Qualified sign language interpreters
    • Written information in other formats, such as large print, audio, and online
  • We provide access to free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
    • Qualified interpreters
    • Information written in other languages

If you need any of these services, please contact the Administrator at the facility where you are receiving care. He or she has been designated our Nondiscrimination Coordinator for that facility.

If you believe that we have not provided these services or that we have discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you may file a grievance with our Nondiscrimination Coordinator. Please see our Grievance Procedure and Form. You may file a grievance by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, our Nondiscrimination Coordinator will be glad to help you.

You may 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 directed to: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 509F, HHH Building, Washington, DC 20201, 1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD). Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.

Language Assistance

The following are published here pursuant to Section 1557 or the Affordable Care Act and implementing regulations, 45 CFR 92.8(d)(1)

Spanish
ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-(718) 567-1000 ext. 1583

Chinese
注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電 1-(718) 567-1000 ext. 1583.

Russian
ВНИМАНИЕ: Если вы говорите на русском языке, то вам доступны бесплатные услуги перевода. Звоните 1-(718) 567-1000 ext. 1583

French Creole
ATANSYON: Si w pale Kreyòl Ayisyen, gen sèvis èd pou lang ki disponib gratis pou ou. Rele 1-(718) 567-1000 ext. 1583

Korean
주의: 한국어를 사용하시는 경우, 언어 지원 서비스를 무료로 이용하실 수 있습니다. (718) 567-1000 ext. 1583

Italian
ATTENZIONE: In caso la lingua parlata sia l’italiano, sono disponibili servizi di assistenza linguistica gratuiti. Chiamare il numero (718) 567-1000 ext. 1583

Yiddish
אויפמערקזאם: אויב איר רעדט אידיש, זענען פארהאן פאר אייך שפראך הילף סערוויסעס פריי פון אפצאל. רופט 1-x(718) 567-1000 ext. 1583.

Bengali
লক্ষ্য করুনঃ যদি আপনি বাংলা, কথা বলতে পারেন, তাহলে নিঃখরচায় ভাষা সহায়তা পরিষেবা উপলব্ধ আছে। ফোন করুন ১-(718) 567-1000 ext. 1583।

Polish
UWAGA: Jeżeli mówisz po polsku, możesz skorzystać z bezpłatnej pomocy językowej. Zadzwoń pod numer (718) 567-1000 ext. 1583.

Arabic
ملحوظة: إذا كنت تتحدث اذكر اللغة، فإن خدمات المساعدة اللغویة تتوافر لك بالمجان. اتصل برقم (718) 567-1000 ext. 1583.رقم .

French
ATTENTION : Si vous parlez français, des services d’aide linguistique vous sont proposés gratuitement. Appelez le (718) 567-1000 ext. 1583.

Urdu
خبردار: اگر آپ اردو بولتے ہیں، تو آپ کو زبان کی مدد کی خدمات مفت میں دستیاب ہیں ۔ کال کریں 1-x(718) 567-1000 ext. 1583.

Tagalog
PAUNAWA: Kung nagsasalita ka ng Tagalog, maaari kang gumamit ng mga serbisyo ng tulong sa wika nang walang bayad. Tumawag sa (718) 567-1000 ext. 1583.

Greek
ΠΡΟΣΟΧΗ: Αν μιλάτε ελληνικά, στη διάθεσή σας βρίσκονται υπηρεσίες γλωσσικής υποστήριξης, οι οποίες παρέχονται δωρεάν. Καλέστε (718) 567-1000 ext. 1583.

Albanian
KUJDES: Nëse flitni shqip, për ju ka në dispozicion shërbime të asistencës gjuhësore, pa pagesë. Telefononi në (718) 567-1000 ext. 1583.

Grievance Procedure

Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and fair resolution of complaints based on alleged discrimination prohibited by Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18116) and its implementing regulations at 45 CFR part 92, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Section 1557 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in certain health programs and activities. Section 1557 and its implementing regulations are available to you in the office of the Administrator at the facility where you are receiving care.

Any person who believes someone has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability may file a grievance under this procedure. Persons who allege discrimination, file a grievance, or participate in investigating a grievance may not be punished or retaliated against for doing so.

Here is our procedure:

  • Grievances must be submitted to our Nondiscrimination Coordinator within (60 days) of the date the person filing the grievance becomes aware of the alleged discriminatory action.
  • A complaint must be in writing, containing the name and address of the person filing it. The complaint must also state the problem or action alleged to be discriminatory and the remedy or relief sought.
  • Our Nondiscrimination Coordinator (or another person he or she names) shall investigate his or her the complaint. This investigation may be informal, but it will be thorough, giving all interested persons an opportunity to submit information or evidence relevant to the complaint. Our Nondiscrimination Coordinator will maintain our files and records relating to such grievances. To the extent possible, and in accordance with applicable law, our Nondiscrimination Coordinator will take appropriate steps to preserve the confidentiality of files and records relating to grievances and will share them only with those who have a need to know.
  • Our Nondiscrimination Coordinator will issue a written decision on the grievance, based on a preponderance of the evidence, no later than 30 days after its filing, including a notice to the complainant of their right to pursue further administrative or legal remedies.
  • The person filing the grievance may appeal the decision of our Nondiscrimination Coordinator by writing to our Administrator within 15 days of receiving the Nondiscrimination Coordinator’s decision. Appeals should be directed to the following address. A written decision in response to an appeal will be provided no later than 30 days after receipt.

Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
Attn: Nondiscrimination Coordinator
30 W. 138th
New York, NY 10037
212-690-7400

The availability and use of this grievance procedure does not prevent a person from pursuing other legal or administrative remedies, including filing a complaint of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in court or with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights. A person may file a complaint of discrimination electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, which is 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, DC 20201. Complaint forms are available at: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html. Such complaints must be filed within 180 days of the date of the alleged discrimination.

We will make appropriate arrangements to ensure that individuals with disabilities and individuals with limited English proficiency are provided auxiliary aids and services or language assistance services, respectively, if needed to participate in this grievance process. Such arrangements may include, but are not limited to, providing qualified interpreters, providing taped cassettes of material for individuals with low vision, or assuring a barrier-free location for the proceedings. Our Nondiscrimination Coordinator will be responsible for such arrangements.