Health Information Management

OCR names new director

HIM-HIPAA Insider, July 7, 2014

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The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently named Jocelyn Samuels as the next OCR director, according to govinfosecurity.com.

 
Samuels currently serves as the acting assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She will succeed former OCR Director Leon Rodriguez, who was named the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which is a division of Homeland Security.
 
Samuels will oversee HIPAA compliance at a time when OCR is expected to establish a permanent HIPAA audit program.
 
This article originally appeared on HCPro’s HIPAA Update blog. Stay up to date on all things HIPAA by signing up for e-mail updates from this blog.



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