Guidance on the application of HIPAA during the nationwide public health emergency.
As part of HHS’s Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care, OCR is issuing a NPRM to modify the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
Updated Joint Guidance on Privacy and Student Education and Health Records makes clear when information can be shared.
New videos and fact sheet explain your HIPAA access rights
OCR Invites Developers to Ask Questions about HIPAA Privacy and Security
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HIPAA for Individuals
We offer information about your rights under HIPAA and answers to frequently asked questions about the HIPAA Rules.
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Filing a HIPAA Complaint
You may file a complaint with OCR if you feel your rights under the HIPAA Rules were violated.
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HIPAA for Professionals
Find information about the HIPAA Rules, guidance on compliance, OCR's enforcement activities, frequently asked questions, and more.
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