Hospital or Related Institutions of Health Care Discrimination

A hospital or related institution may not discriminate against any individual with respect to the individual's medical care because of the race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status sexual orientation, gender identity or disability  of the individual. The Commission on Civil Rights shall enforce this section as provided in Title 20 of the State Government Article.
State Government Article, §19-355 (c) and (d), Annotated Code of Maryland. 

If you believe that you were refused medical or health care because of your race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status sexual orientation, gender identity or disability​ , it is imperative that you contact our agency immediately to initiate an inquiry, so that we can assist you in determining if you have been a victim of discrimination. Our trained Intake Staff will guide you through the intake process and, through a series of questions and interviews, help you analyze your situation to determine if the actions taken against you meet the threshold of being considered discriminatory.​

For deaf and hard of hearing individuals as well as those with limited English proficiency, MCCR provides Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) services free of charge to you upon request. MCCR will also assist with securing an interpreter free of charge if one is requested in advance of your appointment with MCCR.

Find out how to initiate an inquiry with MCCR​​.​


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