Notice of Nondiscrimination and Accessibility

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Legacy complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, education, veteran status, disability, socioeconomic background or any other attribute.  

Patients receive the same level of care and access to services, regardless and irrespective of age, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, education, disability, socioeconomic background or any other attribute.

Patients have the right to be informed regarding their care and treatment in a manner and format tailored to the patient's age, language, and ability to understand. In keeping with Civil Rights laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act and The Joint Commission, Legacy provides the most effective communication with patients.

Free language services and interpreters

Legacy provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English. Interpreter services are available throughout the organization. Legacy provides information to staff on the availability of interpreter services and facilitates the communication needs and requests of patients and families.  

Legacy employs Spanish-speaking interpreters at Legacy Good Samaritan and Legacy Emanuel hospitals and clinics. We contract for interpreter services at all Legacy service locations to provide for interpretation of information (verbal or written) in a wide variety of languages and for the hearing impaired. The Legacy policy, Interpreters for Hearing Impaired and Non-English Speaking Patients (100.32), defines processes for accessing interpreters. 

Free aids and services to people with disabilities

Legacy provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:

  • Qualified sign language interpreters 
  • Written information in electronic formats 
  • TTY phones  

Any individual in need of aids or language services can request services from any member of Legacy’s workforce.  

Contact Legacy or U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights 

Any individual who believes that Legacy has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, gender or gender identity, can file a grievance with the Legacy Compliance Department by:  

Phone: 1-800-820-7478  

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights:

Phone: 1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)  
By mail:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
200 Independence Avenue, SW  
Room 509F, HHH Building  
Washington, D.C. 20201  

Complaint forms are available at

ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-800-495-7076. 

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 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 1-800-495-7076 

 MEI AUCHEA:  Ika iei foosun fonuomw: Foosun Chuuk, iwe en mei tongeni omw kopwe angei aninisin chiakku, ese kamo.  Kori 1-800-495-7076 

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 留意事項:日本語を話す方には、ご利用いただける無料の言語支援サービスがあります。1-800-495-7076  まで、お電話ください。 

 주의:  한국어를 사용하시는 경우, 언어 지원 서비스를 무료로 이용하실 수 있습니다.  1-800-495-7076 번으로 전화해 주십시오.  

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ATENȚIE:  Dacă vorbiți limba română, vă stau la dispoziție servicii de asistență lingvistică, gratuit.  Sunați la 1-800-495-7076. 

ВНИМАНИЕ:  Если вы говорите на русском языке, то вам доступны бесплатные услуги перевода.  Звоните 1-800-495-7076 

OGOOW: Haddii aad ku hadasho Soomaali (Somali), adeegyada taageerada luuqadda, oo bilaash ah, ayaad heli kartaa. Wac 1-800-495-7076. 

УВАГА: Якщо ви говорите українською, для вас доступні безкоштовні мовні послуги. Зателефонуйте за номером 1-800-495-7076. 

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