Office for Civil Rights

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.

Dept. of Education Issues ‘Dear Colleague Letter’ About Student Privacy

The letter addressed a situation Oregon University faced in March when it used a student’s mental health records in court.

Read: Data Shows Dept. of Ed Overwhelmed As Title IX Cases Increase

Data Shows Dept. of Ed Overwhelmed As Title IX Cases Increase

The average time a Title IX investigation takes the Department of Education has increased to over four years according to new data.

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