For Patients and Caregivers

Since 2003, healthcare providers, plans, and clearinghouses have been subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy standards, which govern the use and disclosure of protected health information.  These regulations protect the privacy of your medical information and also ensure that necessary information is available for providing quality healthcare and conducting vital medical research.

Learn about the Rules’ protection of individually identifiable health information, the rights granted to individuals, OCR’s enforcement activities, and how to file a complaint with OCR.

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