Civil Rights

Civil Rights Information for Individuals and Advocates

We enforce laws against discrimination based on race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, and religion by certain health care and human services providers and health insurance plans.

Filing a Civil Rights Complaint

You may file a civil rights complaint with OCR if you feel a health care provider or government agency discriminated against you (or someone else) unlawfully.

Civil Rights for Providers of Health Care and Human Services

Understand which entities must comply with civil right laws and how to comply.


Read the latest news releases and bulletins and an archive of past releases.

HIPAA - Health Information Privacy

Find guidance and more information about the HIPAA Privacy Rule, including what information is protected and how health information is used and disclosed.

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