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Equal Opportunity

Office of General Counsel - Equal Opportunity Section


The Equal Opportunity Section of  the Office of the General Counsel is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and assuring statewide compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and policies relating to provision of equal opportunities in employment and accessible services.

Policy Statement

The Department of Health assures to each applicant or employee an equal employment opportunity without regard to a person's age, race, color, sex, religious creed, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, marital status or disability except as provided by law or when such requirement constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to perform the tasks associated with the position.  Such equal employment opportunity will be attained using both objective and subjective merit principles and shall apply to agency practices relating to recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, demotion, compensation, retention, discipline, separation, or other employment practices.

The Department of Health assures equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in service delivery.  No person shall on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion or sex be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination under any program or activity receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance and administered by the department.

No person shall be retaliated against, harassed, intimidated, threatened, coerced or discriminated against for making a charge, testifying, assisting or participating in any manner in an investigation, proceeding or hearing, or for opposing alleged unlawful discriminatory practices prohibited by this policy or related to state and federal laws, rules and regulations. 

Contact Information

Dee Dee McGee
Equal Opportunity Manager
ADA - Section 504 Coordinator

Phone: 850-245-4002

For more information about a particiular policy, the policies are listed below.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Methods of Administration, Equal Opportunity in Service Delivery

Additional Resources

Forms and Checklists

Client Grievance Procedure Brochure

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Poster

DOH Equal Opportunity Poster

EEOC is the Law Poster

EEOC is the Law Poster Supplement

FCHR Discrimination Poster



U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR)

Florida Commission on Human Relations

U.S. Department of Justice


United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Florida Commission on Human Relations

U.S. Justice Department/Civil Rights Department

United States Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights

United States Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

Florida Department of Health, Office of Minority Health

Florida Department of Health, Office of the Inspector General

Language Barrier

Speakers of Other Languages

Services Provider Information that Mirrors EO Intranet


Methods of "Administration, Equal Opportunity in Service Delivery

Auxiliary Aids LEP Plan

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy


Language Identification Card

Compliance Review Checklist for Self Review

ADA Checklist For Existing Facilities

Compliance Report Form

If you have any questions regarding the content of this page, please contact Sophia Flowers.

DOH Mission: To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts. 
Vision: To be the healthiest state in the nation.

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