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.
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Civil Rights for Providers of Health Care and Human Services
Understand which entities must comply with civil right laws and how to comply.
Read about special topics in civil rights: Child welfare services, HIV/AIDS, limited English proficiency, community living and more.
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.
Office for Civil Rights
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) ensures equal access to certain health and human services and protects the privacy and security of health information.
Conscience and Religious Freedom
HHS enforces federal laws that protect conscience and the free exercise of religion and prohibit coercion and religious discrimination in health and human services.
* People using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in these files. For assistance, contact the HHS Office for Civil Rights at (800) 368-1019, TDD toll-free: (800) 537-7697, or by emailing OCRMail@hhs.gov.