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Title VI

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed to ensure the people of the Untied States equal treatment, rights and opportunities regardless of race, color, or national origin. Title VI of that Act prohibits discrimination in federally funded programs.

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Making A Title VI Formal Complaint

Federal laws state that recipients of Federal financial assistance, including state departments and the entities in which state departments distribute financial assistance, should not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, beliefs or disability.

If you feel you have been treated unfairly for any of these reasons, you have the right to file a formal complaint. Complete the following information so that your complaint may be processed: Title VI Complaint Form MH-5479

Civil Rights Compliance Training

Compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for TDMHSAS Central Office and Contract Service Provider Agency Employees

In order to be in compliance with Title VI, every employee of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services's (TDMHSAS) Central Office and of Contract Service Provider Agencies must review the law and take a compliance test annually. New employees of TDMHSAS should complete the test within their first three months of employment. Click on the link below to begin the test. A set of questions will be presented and once these are answered satisfactorily, a certificate will be generated on the screen for each employee to save and print.

An email, notifying the TDMHSAS compliance officer that the test has been completed will also include the date of completion, the employee's name, and the agency or facility they serve. For more information contact Gwen.Hamer@tn.gov, TDMHSAS Title VI Compliance Officer or call (615) 532-6510.

Click Here For the Title VI Compliance Test.

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