Notice of Nondiscrimination
The Washington State Board of Health (Board) complies with applicable federal and state civil rights laws on nondiscrimination. We do not discriminate or exclude people on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, age, disability, sex, gender expression and identity, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.
You may request reasonable access to our programs, services, meetings, and activities. The Washington State Board of Health (Board):
- Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to help us communicate effectively with you, such as:
- Qualified sign language interpreters
- Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, or other formats)
- Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
- Qualified interpreters
- Information written in your language
Should you need these services, call (360)-236-4110 or email email@example.com
Accessibility and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Washington State Board of Health (Board) is committed to providing information and services that are accessible to people with disabilities. We provide reasonable accommodations, and strive to make all our meetings, programs, and activities accessible to all persons, regardless of ability, in accordance with all relevant state and federal laws.
Our agency, website, and online services follow the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Washington State Policy 188, and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, level AA. We regularly monitor for compliance and invite our users to submit a request if they need additional assistance or would like to notify us of issues to improve accessibility.
We are committed to providing access to all individuals visiting our agency website, including persons with disabilities. If you cannot access content on our website because of a disability, have questions about content accessibility or would like to report problems accessing information on this website, please call (360) 236-4110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and describe the following details in your message:
- The nature of the accessibility needs
- The URL (web address) of the content you would like to access
- Your contact information
We will make every effort to provide you the information requested and correct any compliance issues on our website.
Contact our ADA Coordinator
Washington State Board of Health
TTY users may dial 711
File an ADA-related complaint or grievance
The following office has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination. You can file a grievance if you believe that the Washington State Board of Health (Board) has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, age, disability, sex, gender expression and identity, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability:
Washington State Department of Health
Office of Civil Rights, Equity and Social Justice
Attn: Title VI Coordinator
PO Box 47890 Olympia, WA 98504-47890
You can file a complaint on matters alleging discrimination in person or by mail, fax, or email.
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 (in English), 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) (Language assistance is provided)
Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html (in English).