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Read: ATIXA Releases Comments on Dept. of Education’s Title IX NPRM

ATIXA Releases Comments on Dept. of Education’s Title IX NPRM

Association of Title IX Administrators’ has released its comments on the Dept. of Ed’s notice of proposed rulemaking on regulations implementing Title IX.

Read: U.S. Dept. of Ed. Announces Initiative to Support Children with Disabilities

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Announces Initiative to Support Children with Disabilities

The department announced its initiative to address the inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion to protect children with disabilities.

Read: Pagosa Springs Medical Center Pays $111,400 for HIPAA Violations

Pagosa Springs Medical Center Pays $111,400 for HIPAA Violations

PSMC failed to terminate a former employee’s access to the hospital’s web-based scheduling calendar.

Read: Abuse Claims Against OSU Doctor to Be Reviewed by Education Department

Abuse Claims Against OSU Doctor to Be Reviewed by Education Department

Ohio State also launched its own investigation into allegations that school officials knew of repeated sexual abuse by former team doctor Richard Strauss.

Read: HHS: How to Properly Dispose of Electronic Devices with Sensitive Information

HHS: How to Properly Dispose of Electronic Devices with Sensitive Information

HHS issued guidance on the importance of properly disposing of media with sensitive information to prevent potential data breaches.

Read: UNC-Chapel Hill Violated Title IX Laws, Finds 5-Year OCR Investigation

UNC-Chapel Hill Violated Title IX Laws, Finds 5-Year OCR Investigation

The OCR investigated over 387 complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence at UNC-Chapel Hill between 2011 and 2016.

Read: Dept. of Ed. Drops 1,200 Civil Rights Cases, Less Likely to Find Violations

Dept. of Ed. Drops 1,200 Civil Rights Cases, Less Likely to Find Violations

An analysis by ProPublica found the percentage of findings of civil rights violations dropped from 51 percent under Obama to 35 percent under Trump.

Read: MD Anderson Cancer Center to Pay $4.3 Million for 3 Data Breaches

MD Anderson Cancer Center to Pay $4.3 Million for 3 Data Breaches

The breaches occurred when an employee’s laptop was stolen from a residence and two unencrypted thumb drives went missing.

Read: OCR: Protecting Data Involves Physical Security As Well As Cybersecurity

OCR: Protecting Data Involves Physical Security As Well As Cybersecurity

The OCR’s latest cybersecurity newsletter discusses the importance of physically securing devices with access to ePHI.

Read: Va. Judge Rules in Favor of Teen in Transgender School Bathroom Case

Va. Judge Rules in Favor of Teen in Transgender School Bathroom Case

The judge ruled that a policy, which required students to use the bathroom that aligns with their biological sex, violated a transgender student’s constitutional rights.

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