Civil rights compliance.
TriCounty Outpatient Surgical Facility shall comply with all civil rights
laws. The DOH may make onsite visits at its discretion to verify the civil
rights compliance status of the health care facility.
TCOSF's nondiscriminatory policy applies to all patients, family members,
visitors and staff. We prohibit the segregation of rooms or beds or staff
assignments for reasons of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex,
religion, handicap or disability. This policy applies to all areas of the
(1) Outpatient surgical and post operative care.
(2) Assigning patients or staff to rooms or beds.
(3) Assignments of staff to patient services.
(4) Staff privileges of professionally qualified personnel.
(5) Utilization of the health care facility.
TCOSF will comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C.
§§2000e-2000e-17) and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (43 P.S.
"This facility has agreed to comply with the provisions of the Federal
Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and all
requirements imposed pursuant thereto to the end that no person shall, on
the grounds of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, religious
creed, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits
of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination in the provision of any care
Civil rights compliance records.
TCOSF shall maintain the following records to show compliance with the
requirements in §51.12 (relating to nondiscriminatory policy):
(1) A copy of the health care facility's admission policy which includes
the date of its adoption, which sets forth in clear terms nondiscriminatory
practices with regard to race, color, national origin, creed, ancestry, age,
sex, religion, handicap or disability.
(2) A copy of a signed and dated notification to employees of the health
care facility's nondiscrimination policy. Provided to staff when hired.
(3) Evidence that the nondiscriminatory practices of the health care
facility have been publicized in the community on the facility Web site.
(4) Copies of the health care facility's nondiscriminatory policy shall
be posted in locations accessible to the facility's staff and the general
(5) The health care facility shall provide the Department with a signed
and dated copy of the nondiscriminatory policy within 30 days of the
effective date of any changes.