Notice of Nondiscrimination

Discrimination is Against the Law

Gastrointestinal Associates, P.C., complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.

Gastrointestinal Associates, P.C., does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.

Gastrointestinal Associates, P.C.:

  • 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)
  • 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 Kathy Karnes, Section 1557 coordinator.

If you believe that Gastrointestinal Associates, P.C., 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:

Kathy Karnes, Section 1557 Coordinator
801 Weisgarber Road, Suite 100
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-588-5121
Fax: 865-558-8950
Email: kkarnes@gihealthcare.com

You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Kathy Karnes, Section 1557 coordinator, is available to help you.

You also can file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office for Civil Rights electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at:

https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/smartscreen/main.jsf

Or by mail or phone at:

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
200 Independence Ave. SW., Room 509F,
HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
1-800-868-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)

Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.

Source: HHS Office for Civil Rights

LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES are available to you at Gastrointestinal Associates, P.C., free of charge.  To obtain services, call 865-588-5121.

Arabic: ملحوظة: إذا كنت تتحدث اذكر اللغة، فإن خدمات المساعدة اللغویة تتوافر لك بالمجان. اتصل برقم 865-588-5121:والبكم الصم ھ

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 865-588-5121

French:  ATTENTION:  Si vous parlez français, des services d’aide linguistique vous sont proposés gratuitement.  Appelez le 865-588-5121

Farsi: توجھ: اگر بھ زبان فارسی گفتگو می کنید، تسھیلات زبانی بصورت رایگان برای شما .بگیرید تماس 865-588-5121با. باشد می فر

German: Gastrointestinal Associates, P.C., erfüllt geltenden bundesstaatliche Menschenrechtsgesetze und lehnt jegliche Diskriminierung aufgrund von Rasse, Hautfarbe, Herkunft, Alter, Behinderung oder Geschlecht ab.

Gujarati: Gastrointestinal Associates, P.C., લા ુપડતા સમવાયી નાગરક અિધકાર કાયદા સાથે ુસંગત છે અને િત, રંગ, રાષ્ટ્રય ળ, મર, અશક્તતા અથવા લગના આધાર ભેદભાવ રાખવામા ંઆવતો નથી.

Hindi: ध्यान दें:  यदि आप हिंदी बोलते हैं तो आपके लिए मुफ्त में भाषा सहायता सेवाएं उपलब्ध हैं। 865-588-5121 पर कॉल करें।

Japanese: 注意事項:日本語を話される場合、無料の言語支援をご利用いただけます。865-588-5121まで、お電話にてご連絡ください。

Korean: 주의:  한국어를 사용하시는 경우, 언어 지원 서비스를 무료로 이용하실 수 있습니다.  865-588-5121 번으로 전화해 주십시오.

Laotian: Gastrointestinal Associates, P.C., ະຕິບັດຕາມກົດໝາຍວ່າດ້ວຍສິດທິພົນລະເມືອງຂອງຣັຖບານກາງທີ່ບັງຄັບໃຊ້ ແລະບໍ່ຈຳແນກໂດຍອີງໃສ່ພື້ນຖານດ້ານເຊື້ອຊາດ, ສີຜິວ, ຊາດກຳເນີດ, ອາຍຸ, ຄວາມພິການ, ຫຼື ເພດ.

Russian: ВНИМАНИЕ:  Если вы говорите на русском языке, то вам доступны бесплатные услуги перевода.  Звоните 865-588-5121

Spanish:  ATENCIÓN:  si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística.  Llame al 865-588-5121

Tagalog-Filipino:  PAUNAWA:  Kung nagsasalita ka ng Tagalog, maaari kang gumamit ng mga serbisyo ng tulong sa wika nang walang bayad.  Tumawag sa 865-588-5121

Vietnamese:   CHÚ Ý:  Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn.  Gọi số 865-588-5121