In accordance with Section 13403(a) of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act (Title XIII of Division A and Title IV of Division B of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–5)), the Secretary is to designate an individual in each regional office of HHS to offer guidance and education to covered entities, business associates, and individuals on their rights and responsibilities related to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.
On July 27, 2009, the Secretary authorized the Director of the Office for Civil Rights to carry out the designation required under the Act. Pursuant to that authorization, Robinsue Frohboese, the Acting Director and Principal Deputy Director for the Office for Civil Rights, designates the OCR Regional Managers in each of the HHS Regional Offices to serve as the Regional Office Privacy Advisors for their respective regions. The names, addresses, and contact information for each of the Regional Managers are listed on the OCR Contact Us webpage, together with a list of the States for which each Regional Manager has responsibility.