The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, does not discriminate against people because of their age, sex, race, creed, color, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or political affiliation or belief. There will be no discrimination in accepting or providing services, or the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, any of the Department's programs or activities.
The Ombudsman is responsible for coordinating the civil rights compliance efforts of the Department, component offices and divisions to follow state and federal rules against discrimination. For more information, or to learn how to make a discrimination complaint, contact the Office of the Ombudsman at 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, New Hampshire 03301 or you may telephone (800) 852-3345, ext. 6941, (603) 271-6941 (voice) or TDD Access: Relay NH (800) 735-2964.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services is subject to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 USC., Section 2000d et seq., and Section 2000e et. seq.); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 USC., Section 794); Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 USC., Section 1681); the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 USC., Section 6101 et. seq.); NH RSA 354-A; and certain federal block grant statutes, including, but not limited to 42 USC., Sections 300w-7, 300x-57, and 708, or any other provision through which the Department receives federal financial participation in its programs. These laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or political affiliation or belief in federally assisted and state funded activities. The US Department of Health and Human Services' regulations under Title VI, Section 504, Title IX and the Age Discrimination Act are found at 45 C.F.R., Parts 80, 84, 86, and 91, respectively. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services is further subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (42 USC., Section 12101,et. seq.) and its implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R., Part 35, and the Genetic Information Non Discrimination Act (USC., Section 2000-1).