What to Do When Your ADA Request is Denied in Healthcare
(with thanks to the Vermont Center for Independent Living)
File Civil Rights Complaints:
If your request is denied, file a complaint! Filing complaints with appropriate federal and state agencies are important tools in fighting discrimination. This is a key aspect to how we maintain protections! It is a needed check and balance to our system of civil rights. You can file complaints with:
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights
- ADA Complaints with the U.S. Department of Justice
- List of Civil Rights Offices by Federal Agency
- State Civil Rights Agencies
Who Can Help Me?
Centers for Independent Living exist to support people with disabilities to obtain their civil rights. To find your local center, click here.
Free legal support and resources are available in your state to support you. To find your local protection and advocacy organization tasked with upholding the rights of people with disabilities, click here.