Office for Civil Rights

Read: How Title IX Complaints are Handled by the OCR

How Title IX Complaints are Handled by the OCR

Here’s the inside scoop on how the Office for Civil Rights evaluates Title IX complaints, opens Title IX investigations and makes its decisions.

Read: Univ. of Alaska Reaches Agreement with OCR to Reopen Sexual Assault Cases

Univ. of Alaska Reaches Agreement with OCR to Reopen Sexual Assault Cases

The agreement noted several ways the University of Alaska failed to properly respond to sexual assault complaints.

Read: When Does HIPAA Allow Hospitals to Give Patient Information to Police?

When Does HIPAA Allow Hospitals to Give Patient Information to Police?

The HIPAA Privacy Rule permits hospitals to release PHI to law enforcement only in certain situations.

Read: Texas Hospital Fined $3.2M for Years of HIPAA Violations

Texas Hospital Fined $3.2M for Years of HIPAA Violations

The decision represents a rare outcome for HIPAA non-compliance, which is often resolved with a settlement.

Read: OCR Investigating 225 Colleges Nationwide for Title IX Violations

OCR Investigating 225 Colleges Nationwide for Title IX Violations

The Office for Civil Rights’ caseload has increased dramatically over the last five years.

Read: 2 Lawmakers Vow to Reduce Role of Dept. of Ed. on Campuses

2 Lawmakers Vow to Reduce Role of Dept. of Ed. on Campuses

The lawmakers hope to reverse the department’s expansion under the Obama administration.

Read: Healthcare Network Settles With OCR for Breach of Notification Requirements

Healthcare Network Settles With OCR for Breach of Notification Requirements

The HIPAA settlement is the first to enforce the notification rule.

OCR Reaches $2M HIPAA Settlement with Calif. Healthcare System

The settlement comes after the healthcare system self-reported the potential disclosure of 31,800 people’s protected health information.

Read: Title IX Review Cites Campus Police Officer’s Sexual Assault of Student

Title IX Review Cites Campus Police Officer’s Sexual Assault of Student

The school’s response to allegations against the officer was one of several Title IX violations referenced in the agreement.

Ill. Health Center to Pay $5.5M HIPAA Settlement

The settlement stems from the theft of an unencrypted laptop from an unlocked car in 2013.

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