Nondiscrimination Polcy

Required Nondiscrimination and Accessibility Statement

Discrimination is Against the Law

VanLaecken Orthodontics complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. VanLaecken Orthodontics does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

VanLaecken Orthodontics:

  • Provides 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, other formats).
  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
    • Qualified interpreters;
    • Information written in other languages.

If you need these services, call (605) 882-1500.

If you believe that VanLaecken Orthodontics 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: VanLaecken Orthodontics, Compliance Manager, 600 4th Street NE, Watertown, SD 57201, phone: (605) 882-1500, info@vanlaeckenortho.com, fax: (605) 882-7090. You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, the Compliance Manager 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, (800) 368-1019, (800) 537-7697 (TDD). Complaint forms are available at https://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.

* Under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), VanLaecken Orthodontics is required to post notices of nondiscrimination and taglines that alert individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) to the availability of language assistance services.