US Department of Health And Human Services
Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
200 Independence Ave SW, Hubert H. Humphrey Bldg, Washington, DC, 20201
Distance: 28 Miles
Protects your fundamental nondiscrimination and health information privacy rights by:
* Teaching health and social service workers about civil rights, religious rights, health information privacy, and patient safety confidentiality laws
* Educating communities about civil rights and health information privacy rights
* Investigating civil rights, health information privacy, and patient safety confidentiality complaints to identify discrimination or violation of the law and take action to correct problems.
How to file a complaint with the agency.
* Civil Rights
* Conscience or Religious Freedom
* HIPAA - data privacy for medical information
* Patient Safety Confidentiality
* Breach of Information
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DD-1500.4480HIPAA Complaints Definition
Programs that accept and, where possible, attempt to resolve complaints regarding violations by health plans, health clearinghouses, pharmacies, hospitals and other health care providers of the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 that address the use of personal medical information or the portability of health care coverage. Complaints may address violations involving patient access to their medical records, notification of patients regarding privacy practices, limits on use of personal medical information, confidential communication upon the request of patients or exclusion from insurance because of pre-existing health conditions.
DF-8000.6450-300HIPAA Regulation Definition
Programs that administer and enforce the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 which protect the security and confidentiality of health information under 45 CFR, parts 160 and 164 (the Privacy Rule). The privacy regulations ensure a national floor of privacy protections for patients by limiting the ways that health plans, health clearinghouses, pharmacies, hospitals and other health care providers covered by the Act can use patients' personal medical information. The regulations protect medical records and other individually identifiable health information, whether it is on paper, in computers or communicated orally. Key provisions address patient access to their medical records, notification of patients regarding privacy practices, limits on use of personal medical information, prohibitions on marketing, protections for stronger state laws, confidential communication upon the request of patients and access to a complaints process. HIPAA also limits exclusions from insurance because of pre-existing conditions, prohibits discrimination based on health conditions, and gives people the right to buy individual policies if a group plan is not available to them and they have used up their COBRA or other type of health insurance continuation coverage.
TD-0300.2000Federal Government Agencies/Departments Definition
The principal executive divisions of the federal government of the United States, headed by a secretary who is a member of the President's cabinet, the agencies within them and the independent establishments and corporations that fall outside the cabinet structure.
YZ-1500Civil Rights Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of civil rights.