340:1-11-8. Data regarding race, ethnicity, conditions of disability, and limited English proficiency (LEP)
(a) The Department collects and maintains racial, ethnic, conditions of disability, and LEP data showing the extent to which members of these groups are beneficiaries of and participants in its programs. • 1
(b) The data alerts the Department and the OCR administrator of suspect situations where there is a relatively low rate of minorities and disabled persons participating or where these groups do not appear to be receiving equal benefits and services. The OCR administrator uses this data to set investigative priorities.
Considerations of privacy or confidentiality are not used as a barrier to providing access by DHHS-OCR or FNS to Department records or data.