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OCR HIPAA Main Page

This is the Homepage for OCR HIPAA

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Issued by: Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Health Information Privacy

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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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Newsroom

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

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