Accessibility and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

We are committed to providing information and services that are accessible to people with disabilities. We provide reasonable accommodations, and strive to make all of our meetings, programs, and activities accessible to all persons, regardless of ability, in accordance with all relevant state and federal laws.

We are an equal opportunity agency and do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, disability, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disabled veteran's status, Vietnam Era veteran's status, or sexual orientation.

Our agency and our 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 our 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.

The State Board of Health is 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 technology used by the Board, or would like to report problems accessing information on this website, please call (360) 236-4102 or email webmaster@wsboh.wa.gov 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 attempt to provide the information requested and seek to correct any accessibility issues on our website.

Notice of Non-Discrimination notice

The Washington State Board of Health (Board) complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.  The Board does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

The Board also complies with applicable state laws and does not discriminate on the basis of creed, gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, marital 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.

Request Reasonable Accommodation

You may request reasonable access to our programs, services, meetings, and activities.

We provide 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, or other formats)
  • Public meetings and hearings accommodations

For people whose primary language is not English, you may request free language services such as:

  • Qualified interpreters
  • Information written in other languages
  • Public meetings and hearings accommodations

Please call 1-800-525-0127 if you would like to request these services.

File an ADA-related complaint or grievance

The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: If you believe that the Board 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:

Washington State Department of Health
Center for Facilities, Risk and Adjudication
Attn: Oscar Cerda, Equity and Social Justice Manager
PO Box 47890 Olympia, WA 98504-47890
(360) 236-4010
Civil.Rights@doh.wa.gov

You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Shawn Murinko is available to help you.

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.

Available Languages

Contact our ADA Coordinator

Kelie Kahler
Communication Manager
Washington State Board of Health
(360) 236-4102
kelie.kahler@sboh.wa.gov
TTY users may dial 711

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Privacy Policy

Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act