Office for Civil Rights

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.

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.

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