Notice of Nondiscrimination
It is the hospital's policy to provide medically-appropriate treatment at all times and under all circumstances, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, veteran status, family responsibilities, disability, infectious disease, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income or place of residence or business.
Services for Patients with Disabilities
It is the hospital's policy to provide medically-appropriate treatment without unlawful discrimination based on whether a patient has a disability, is regarded as having a disability, or has an infectious disease that may or may not be regarded as a disability. Infectious diseases may include hepatitis B, hepatitis C, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
For example, a physician may not refuse to perform surgery or another procedure or discourage surgery or another procedure for a patient merely because the patient has HIV or AIDS. A physician, however, may make a reasonable medical determination, based on current medical knowledge, that a patient's illness and current medical condition makes such procedure inadvisable for the individual patient.
If you believe you or any patient has been discriminated against because of a disability or infectious disease, please contact the Chief Nursing Officer or Risk Management office during regular business hours. You may also contact the state Department of Civil Rights at 916-654-2327, or you may contact the Department of Justice Disability Rights Section by calling 800-514-0301.