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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Volume 1, General Information : Section 1: Provider Enrollment and Responsibilities : 1.5 Provider Responsibilities : 1.5.5 Compliance with Federal Legislation

1.5.5
HHSC complies with HHS regulations that protect against discrimination. All contractors must agree to comply with the following:
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Public Law 88‑352), section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Public Law 93‑112), The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101‑336), Title 40, Chapter 73, of the TAC, all amendments to each, and all requirements imposed by the regulations issued pursuant to these acts. The laws provide in part that no persons in the U.S. shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, political beliefs, or religion, be excluded from participation in or denied any aid, care, service, or other benefits provided by federal and/or state funding, or otherwise be subjected to any discrimination
Health and Safety Code 85.113 as described in “Model Workplace Guidelines for Businesses, State Agencies, and State Contractors” on page G-2 (relating to workplace and confidentiality guidelines on AIDS and HIV)
Exception:
In the case of minors receiving family planning services, only the client may consent to release of medical documentation and information. Providers must comply with the laws and regulations concerning discrimination. Payments for services and supplies are not authorized unless the services and supplies are provided without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability. Send written complaints of noncompliance to the following address:
HHSC Commissioner
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756‑3172
Reminder:
Each provider must furnish covered Medicaid services to eligible clients in the same manner, to the same extent, and of the same quality as services provided to other patients. Services made available to other patients must be made available to Texas Medicaid clients if the services are benefits of Texas Medicaid.

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