Notice of Non-Discrimination

Discrimination is Against the Law

Smiles for NM Kids complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.  Smiles for NM Kids does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

 Smiles for NM Kids:

 • 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 Ebonie Bogdan, Operations Manager.

If you believe that Smiles for NM Kids 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: Heather Slack, Civil Rights Coordinator, 9201 Eagle Ranch Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM  87114, (505) 892-9010, Fax – (505) 890-2949, hslack.pdanm@gmail.com. You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. You may also contact the Civil Rights Coordinator if you need help filing a grievance.

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.

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