Civil Rights, HIPAA, and COVID-19

April 11, 2020 by Judi Wesser

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce, For Employers, For the Workforce

Last modified April 11, 2020

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is providing this bulletin to ensure that entities covered by civil rights authorities keep in mind their obligations under laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination. The goal of providing care quickly and efficiently must be guided by the fundamental principles of fairness, equality, and compassion that animate our civil rights laws.

https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ocr-bulletin-3-28-20.pdf?language=en

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