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The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the US Department of Health and Human Services administers and enforces the health information Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules, issued under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, otherwise known as HIPAA, and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. In doing so, we play an important role in ensuring that individuals' health information remains private and secure, and that individuals have rights to their health information.

Learn About Complying With the HIPAA Privacy and
Security Rules

Supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights
Polling Question

Who in your practice is responsible for updating privacy and security policies?
Office manager
Chief privacy officer
Chief information officer
Quality assurance manager