OCR Expanding HIPAA Privacy & Security Enforcement Team

August 4, 2009 at 12:30 am

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) this week announced additional job openings on its Office For Civil Rights (OCR) Health Information Privacy Enforcement Team.  The announcements come as HHS reassigns enforcement responsibility to OCR from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and moves to enhance other enforcement efforts.

These new positions are located in the OCR Office of the Deputy Director Health Information Privacy (ODDHIP).  OCR provides the oversight, leadership, and coordination necessary to ensure that individuals have nondiscriminatory access to HHS services or programs and that the privacy of their health information is protected.  The Division of Health Information Privacy enforces the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act. 

For more information on these available positions, go here and enter the corresponding job announcement number applicable to the position of interest below.

Health Information Privacy Specialist, GS-301-13/14        HHS-OS-14-2009-0012

Health Information Privacy Specialist, GS-301-13/14        HHS-OS-14-2009-0013

The open period for these positions is Friday, July 31, 2009 to Thursday, August 13, 2009.

For More Information

We hope that this information is useful to you.  If you need assistance with EMR or other health care technology, privacy or other health care compliance, risk management, transaction or operation concerns, please contact the author of this update, Curran Tomko Tarski LLP Health Practice Group Chair, Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, at (214) 270-2402, cstamer@cttlegal.com or your other favorite Curran Tomko Tarski LLP Partner.

You can review other recent health care and internal controls resources and additional information about the health industry and other experience of Ms. Stamer here.  If you or someone else you know would like to receive future updates about developments on these and other concerns, please be sure that we have your current contact information – including your preferred e-mail – by creating or updating your profile at here or e-mailing this information to cstamer@cttlegal.com.

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