Protecting the Civil Rights and Health Information Privacy Rights of People Living with HIV/AIDS
Health Information Privacy Rights
OCR also enforces the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, a set of federal standards to protect the privacy and security of patients' medical records and other health information maintained by covered entities: health plans; most doctors, hospitals and many other health care providers; and health care clearinghouses. These standards provide patients with access to their medical records and with significant control over how their personal health information is used and disclosed. Persons with HIV/AIDS who believe that their health information privacy rights have been violated may file a complaint with OCR.