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About Us

Through the federal civil rights laws and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, OCR protects your fundamental nondiscrimination and health information privacy rights by:

  • Teaching health and social service workers about civil 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.

Leadership

OCR’s leaders are public servants committed to your civil and privacy rights.

Contact Us

Get contact information for inquiries, OCR headquarters, and OCR regional offices.

Jobs & Internships

Help protect the civil and privacy rights of millions of people with an OCR career or internship.

Budget & Systems

Review OCR’s annual Congressional Justifications and Systems of Records Notices (SORNs)
Content created by Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Content last reviewed on September 6, 2015
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