Individuals eligible for, receiving services from, or benefiting from programs funded through the Ohio Department of Medicaid are protected by various laws, regulations, rules and policies against unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin disability, age, or, in some cases, sex, or religion.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI) is a Federal law that protects persons from discrimination based on their race, color or national origin in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance. For example, if you are eligible for Medicaid or other health or human services provided by agencies or organizations that receive Federal government funding, those entities cannot deny you access to their programs or activities because of your race, color, or national origin.
Title VI of the Civil Rights act of 1964 allows you to be asked for racial and ethnic information. You do not have to provide this information, however, giving this information will help the federal civil rights law to be followed. If you do not want to provide this information, it will have no affect on your case.