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ERIC Number: ED553179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Your Rights under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Fact Sheet
US Department of Health and Human Services
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a national law that protects qualified individuals from discrimination based on their disability. The nondiscrimination requirements of the law apply to employers and organizations that receive financial assistance from any Federal department or agency, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). These organizations and employers include many hospitals, nursing homes, mental health centers and human service programs. Section 504 forbids organizations and employers from excluding or denying individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to receive program benefits and services. It defines the rights of individuals with disabilities to participate in, and have access to, program benefits and services. This Fact Sheet outlines who is protected from discrimination, as well as prohibited discriminatory acts in health care and human services settings. Contact information on how to file a complaint of discrimination, or to obtain information of a civil rights nature, is also provided.
US Department of Health and Human Services. 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201. Tel: 877-696-6775; Tel: 202-619-0257; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health and Human Services
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)