Anti-Discrimination Policy

Section 1557 is the nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs or activities. Section 1557 builds on long-standing and familiar Federal civil rights laws: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. Section 1557 extends nondiscrimination protections to individuals participating in:

  • Any health program or activity any part of which received funding from HHS
  • Any health program or activity that HHS itself administers
  • Health Insurance Marketplaces and all plans offered by issuers that participate in those Marketplaces.

Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy

Discrimination is Against the Law
Center for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.  Center for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
Center for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants:

  • 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, other 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 Megan B- Civil Rights Coordinator.

If you believe that Center for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants 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:

Megan B.
4349 Sawkaw Dr. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Phone: 1-800-762-0365 Fax: 616-361-9882 Email: info@palm-panek.com

You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, the Civil Rights Coordinator is available to help you.

You can 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 at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 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 Services


Multi-language interpreter services are available upon request as required by Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

English: ATTENTION:  If you speak English language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you.  Call 1-800-524-0149 (TTY:711)

Español (Spanish) ATENCIÓN:  si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística.  Llame al 1-800-524-0149 (TTY: 711)

العربية (Arabic) ملحوظة:  إذا كنت تتحدث اذكر اللغة، فإن خدمات المساعدة اللغوية تتوافر لك بالمجان.  اتصل برقم 1—800-524-0149 هاتف الصم والبكم: 1-711   (رقم
繁體中文 (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 1-800-524-0149(TTY:711)。

Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)

CHÚ Ý:  Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn.  Gọi số 1-800-524-0149(TTY: 711)

Shqip (Albanian) KUJDES:  Nëse flitni shqip, për ju ka në dispozicion shërbime të asistencës gjuhësore, pa pagesë.  Telefononi në 1-800-524-0149 (TTY:711)

한국어 (Korean) 주의:  한국어를 사용하시는 경우, 언어 지원 서비스를 무료로 이용하실 수 있습니다.  1-800-524-0149 (TTY: 711) 번으로 전화해 주십시오.

বাংলা (Bengali) লক্ষ্য করুনঃ যদি আপনি বাংলা, কথা বলতে পারেন, তাহলে নিঃখরচায় ভাষা সহায়তা পরিষেবা উপলব্ধ আছে। ফোন করুন ১-800-524-0149 (TTY: ১-711)।

Polski (Polish) UWAGA:  Jeżeli mówisz po polsku, możesz skorzystać z bezpłatnej pomocy językowej.  Zadzwoń pod numer 1-800-524-0149 (TTY: 711)
Deutsch (German) ACHTUNG:  Wenn Sie Deutsch sprechen, stehen Ihnen kostenlos sprachliche Hilfsdienstleistungen zur Verfügung.  Rufnummer: 1-800-524-0149 (TTY:711)

Italiano (Italian) ATTENZIONE:  In caso la lingua parlata sia l’italiano, sono disponibili servizi di assistenza linguistica gratuiti.  Chiamare il numero 1-800-524-0149 (TTY: 711)

日本語 (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。1-800-524-0149(TTY:711)まで、お電話にてご連絡ください。

Русский (Russian) ВНИМАНИЕ:  Если вы говорите на русском языке, то вам доступны бесплатные услуги перевода.  Звоните 1-800-524-0149 (телетайп:711)

Srpsko-hrvatski (Serbo-Croatian) OBAVJEŠTENJE:  Ako govorite srpsko-hrvatski, usluge jezičke pomoći dostupne su vam besplatno.  Nazovite 1-800-524-0149 (TTY- Telefon za osobe sa oštećenim govorom ili sluhom: 711)

Tagalog (Tagalog – Filipino) PAUNAWA:  Kung nagsasalita ka ng Tagalog, maaari kang gumamit ng mga serbisyo ng tulong sa wika nang walang bayad.  Tumawag sa 1-800-524-0149 (TTY: 711)