Civil Rights Training for Rural Providers
11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Central time
Registration fees: $225 per facility | Non-Members Registration Fee: $350 per facility
Small and rural providers, hospital members working with civil rights.
This presentation will cover the Office for Civil Right’s scope and authority for civil rights laws. Representatives from the Office for Civil Rights will discuss the primary statutes and regulations it enforces and what is needed to comply with these laws. They also will provide examples of enforcement.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the statutes and regulations for civil rights.
- Examine examples of enforcement of civil rights.
Arthur Salazar, JD, Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialist, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights
Arthur Salazar started working for the Office for Civil Rights in 2012 as a contract investigator. Since then, Salazar has worked in Midwest region offices in Chicago and Kansas City and has experience investigating alleged violations of privacy and civil rights laws. He leads a team of investigators and routinely provides technical assistance to covered entities and complainants, as well as insuring corrective action in investigations. Salazar previously was a hearings officer for the state of Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 2010.
Venita Smith, JD, Investigator and Equal Opportunity Specialist, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights
Venita Smith has worked as an investigator and equal opportunity specialist in the Office for Civil Rights’ Kansas City Midwest region office since July 2012. Smith’s work includes investigating alleged violations of health information privacy and civil rights laws, providing technical assistance to regulated entities, and evaluating entities’ compliance with privacy, security and breach notification rules. She previously worked as a staff attorney at a regional law firm, as an equal opportunity specialist and investigator in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, and as an attorney-adviser in the U.S. Social Security Administration’s Office of Hearing Operations. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree from Bethel College and a juris doctor from Washburn University.