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OCR News Releases & Bulletins

Administrative Law Judge rules in favor of OCR enforcement, requiring Lincare, Inc. to pay $239,800 - 02/03/2016

Georgia Agrees to Ensure Equal Access for Individuals with Disabilities to Foster and Adoption Programs and Services – 1/11/16

Individuals’ Right Under HIPAA to Access their Health Information - 01/07/2016

OCR Launches Newly Redesigned Website - 01/06/16

Obama Administration Modifies HIPAA to Strengthen the Firearm Background Check System - 01/04/2016

$750,000 HIPAA Settlement Underscores the Need for Organization Wide Risk Analysis - 12/14/2015

HHS Continues to Improve Access for LEP Individuals - 12/1/2015

Triple-S Management Corporation Settles HHS Charges by Agreeing to $3.5 Million HIPAA Settlement - 11/30/2015

HIPAA Settlement Reinforces Lessons for Users of Medical Devices - 11/25/2015

OCR enters Agreement with Three Puerto Rico Hospitals to Ensure Access to Auxiliary Aids and Services - 10/26/15

OCR Invites Developers to Ask Questions about HIPAA Privacy and Security - 10/5/2015

OCR Issues Proposed Rule on Nondiscrimination under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act

Note that the comment period ended at midnight on November 9, 2015. The NPRM is available for review at: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=HHS-OCR-2015-0006

$750,000 HIPAA Settlement Emphasizes the Importance of Risk Analysis and Device and Media Control Policies - 9/2/2014

HHS and DOJ Issue Disability Rights Technical Assistance on Child Welfare - 8/10/2015

Arizona Agrees to Improve Immigrant Access to Federal Public Benefits Programs -07/16/15

Brooklyn Hospital Center Implements Non-Discriminatory Practices to Ensure Equal Care for Transgender Patients - 07/14/15

HIPAA Settlement Highlights Importance of Safeguards When Using Internet Applications - 7/10/2015

OCR signs Effective Communication Dear Colleague letter with Puerto Rico Hospital Association - 06/09/15

HIPAA Settlement Highlights the Continuing Importance of Secure Disposal of Paper Medical Records - 4/30/2015

NEW Guidance on HIPAA and Workplace Wellness Programs - 4/16/15

Version 2.0 of the Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information released. 4/13/2015

OCR and DOJ find discrimination against persons who are deaf and hard-of-hearing in Connecticut Hospital - 3/20/2015

Michigan Medical Care Facility Commits to Race Non-Discrimination in Staff Assignments -02/13/2015

OCR and DOJ find disability discrimination in Mass. child welfare -01/29/15

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Content last reviewed on December 14, 2015
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