The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule and federal civil rights laws protect Americans’ fundamental health rights. Learn about these laws and how you can file a complaint if you believe your rights were violated or you were discriminated against.
Find guidance and more information about the HIPAA Privacy Rule, including what information is protected and how health information is used and disclosed.
HHS enforces federal civil rights laws that protect the rights of individuals and entities from unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in health and human services.
HHS is part of the federal effort to provide an environment where all people enjoy the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards.