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

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DISCLAIMER: The contents of this database lack the force and effect of law, except as authorized by law (including Medicare Advantage Rate Announcements and Advance Notices) or as specifically incorporated into a contract. The Department may not cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted on the guidance repository, except to establish historical facts.