Discrimination is Against the Law
In accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act and all applicable Federal and other civil rights laws, Upstate Carolina Radiology does not discriminate based on disability in the provision of its medical services. Upstate Carolina Radiology complies with all applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. Upstate Carolina Radiology will make reasonable modifications to it policies, procedures and practices when necessary to provide medical services to individuals with disabilities, unless such modifications would fundamentally alter the nature of its medical services. Upstate Carolina Radiology will also remove architectural barriers to access when it is reasonably achievable to do so.
When scheduling an appointment, Upstate Carolina Radiology staff will ask the patient if he or she will need any reasonable modifications at their examination because of a disability. Upstate Carolina Radiology shall be prepared to provide the necessary assistance at the patient's appointment.
Upstate Carolina Radiology provides free auxiliary aids and services to patients with limited English proficiency and with other communication disabilities. Upstate Carolina Radiology provides qualified interpreters and translation services.
Patient Lifts and Transfers
When a patient with a mobility impairment or other disability needs assistance to transfer to imaging equipment or examination tables, Upstate Carolina Radiology staff will safely assist the patient to transfer. Upstate Carolina Radiology will first ask the patient exactly what type of assistance he or she needs, and how he or she prefers to be assisted in order to provide a safe and effective transfer.
Upstate Carolina Radiology staff will be trained nondiscrimination and proper transfer techniques, using its adjustable equipment, or lifts when appropriate, to assist an individual with mobility impairment or disability to transfer to imaging equipment or examination tables.
If you believe Upstate Carolina Radiology has failed to provide full and equal access to these services or discriminated in another way based on race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex you can file a complaint with the Compliance Officer. Complaints can be submitted via email or fax.
Patients also have a right to file a civil rights complaint with either of the following government agencies:
US Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Civil Rights Division
Disability Rights Section – 1425 NYAV
Washington, D.C. 20530
US Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Civil Rights
61 Forsyth Street, SW. - Suite 3B70
Atlanta, GA 30303-8909