Office for Civil Rights

OCR Reaches $750,000 Settlement with Univ. of Wash. for HIPAA Violations

The settlement centered around a Security Rule within the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Senator Questions Education Dept.’s Authority on Sexual Assault

The Department of Education has been criticized in the past for overstepping its authority.

Review: Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs, Other Major Providers Violating HIPAA

The review found hundreds of HIPAA violations by prominent healthcare providers.

Read: HRC Calls on Department of Education to Take Action Following Anti-LGBT Religious Exemption Requests

HRC Calls on Department of Education to Take Action Following Anti-LGBT Religious Exemption Requests

New report details at least 56 colleges and universities seeking the right to discriminate against students.

OCR Preparing to Resolve Investigation of Calif. School District

The OCR is investigating school responses to sexual assault and harassment at Paly High School and Gunn High School.

Mass. Hospital Settles HIPAA Violation

The theft of a laptop at Lahey Hospital disclosed 599 patients’ information.

Read: ATIXA: Schools Must Protect LGBT, Gender Non-Conforming Students from Harassment

ATIXA: Schools Must Protect LGBT, Gender Non-Conforming Students from Harassment

The ATIXA’s statement clarifies its broadened definition of sex-based discrimination.

Read: UVA Reaches Title IX Agreement with the Department of Education

UVA Reaches Title IX Agreement with the Department of Education

The University of Virginia has agreed to change it’s sexual violence policies in order to comply with Title IX.

Ind. Physician Practice Reaches HIPAA Settlement

The Cancer Care Group has made a ‘corrective action plan’ to improve its HIPAA compliance.

Mich. State to Change How It Handles Sexual Violence, Harassment Cases

Michigan State University will undergo a series of policy and procedure changes to further comply with Title IX.

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