HHS Offers HIPAA Privacy Rule Listserv

The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which is responsible for implementation of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, has announced the creation of a listserv to distribute announcements, notices of available resources, and other educational information about the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

HHS OCR encourages you to take advantage of this new opportunity and register for this tool to receive up-to-date information from OCR.

To subscribe, please follow the following link, or cut and paste the URL address into your browser window.

http://list.nih.gov/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=ocr-privacy-list&A=1

or you may go to go to http://list.nih.gov/ and under browse, select OCR-PRIVACY-LIST.

These instructions can also be found on the OCR website at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/listserv.html.

OCR also invites you to visit its website, www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/, where a wide range of helpful guidance and technical assistance materials about the Privacy Rule as well as civil rights are available. OCR continues to add materials to this site, such as a recent letter to healthcare providers highlighting how educational materials and technical assistance information available at the website respond to myths about the Privacy Rule. The letter itself can be found at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/Healthcare-Provider-letter.pdf.

Posted to HIPAAcomply 6/2/04