Office for Civil Rights

Read: OCR Enters $650K Agreement with Healthcare Business Associate

OCR Enters $650K Agreement with Healthcare Business Associate

The agreement also calls for the creation of PHI policies and a corrective action plan.

OCR Reaches Resolution Agreement with N.D. University

The university agreed to take several steps to correct the violations discovered by the Office for Civil Rights.

Read: Federal Government Backs Students’ Lawsuit Claim Against KSU

Federal Government Backs Students’ Lawsuit Claim Against KSU

The government’s stance counters claims made in court by the university’s lawyers.

OCR Reaches Discrimination Settlement with S.C. School District

The district was found to have violated Title IX by discriminating against a transgender student.

Occidental College Reaches Agreement with Dept. of Ed.

The school voluntarily resolved the investigation before OCR had completed its review.

Read: VIDEO: Lessons Learned from A HIPAA Violation and An Infant Abduction

VIDEO: Lessons Learned from A HIPAA Violation and An Infant Abduction

Today’s round up summarizes news stories from hospitals this week.

N.Y. Hospital Reaches $2.2M HIPAA Settlement

The settlement ends the controversy that followed the airing of a patient’s death on national television.

Read: 22 Senators Request Increased Funding for OCR

22 Senators Request Increased Funding for OCR

The money would give the Office for Civil Rights more resources to handle investigations of sexual assault and Title IX violations.

Read: OCR Sends Message to Healthcare Industry with 2 HIPAA Settlements

OCR Sends Message to Healthcare Industry with 2 HIPAA Settlements

The fines were levied on a business associate and a research institute rather than on hospitals.

Read: No-Contact Orders Issued by Colleges Often Ignored

No-Contact Orders Issued by Colleges Often Ignored

The orders can be difficult to create and enforce while respecting student rights.

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