Jun 18

OCR Releases HIPAA Privacy Consumer Brochures in Eight Languages

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has posted on its health information privacy website two consumer brochures, Privacy and Your Health Information and Your Health Information Privacy Rights, in eight languages: Chinese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese and English. The resolution of these brochures allows for the printing of high-quality documents.  Previously the brochures were available in English and Spanish.

These brochures educate health care consumers about the HIPAA Privacy Rule. 

  • Privacy and Your Health Information describes the HIPAA Privacy Rule and explains who must comply, what information is protected, how this information can be shared, and what rights are granted to individuals under the Privacy Rule. 
  • Your Health Information Privacy Rights describes the individual rights granted by the Privacy Rule, including the right to access one’s medical records, the right to request an accounting of disclosures, and the right to file a complaint for a potential violation of the Privacy Rule.

In addition, OCR has posted information in these languages about how to file a privacy complaint, along with translated privacy complaint forms.

These resources available on its website at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/

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