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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 decade ago

what department in a hospital should i call for a complaint about violation of HIPPA?

My mother was admittted to the hospital yesterday. After being transported to anothe r hospital, her neighbor went the the first one to see how she was. The doctor told my moms neighbor that my mom tested positive for amphetamines, which is a violation of the HIPPA law. Also they had misred the test so that wasn't even true. Who should I call to report this?

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  • Daniel
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    1 decade ago
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    go to http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/in...

    click on the Health Information Privacy Complaint Form Package link which will open a PDF in a new window, fill out the form and send it your regional office.

    Listed below:

    Office for Civil Rights - Headquarters and Regional Addresses

    •Send the complaint to the appropriate OCR Regional office or OCR headquarters.

    •Address inquiries to the OCR Regional Manager.

    •Contact the OCR regional office for your State or Territory, or the headquarters office for further information.

    Headquarters

    Georgina Verdugo, Director

    Office for Civil Rights

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    200 Independence Avenue, S.W.

    Room 509F HHH Bldg.

    Washington, D.C. 20201

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regional Office Addresses

    Region I - Boston (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)

    Peter Chan, Regional Manager

    Office for Civil Rights

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Government Center

    J.F. Kennedy Federal Building - Room 1875

    Boston, MA 02203

    Voice phone(617)565-1340

    FAX (617)565-3809

    TDD (617)565-1343

    Region II - New York (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands)

    Michael Carter, Regional Manager

    Office for Civil Rights

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Jacob Javits Federal Building

    26 Federal Plaza - Suite 3312

    New York, NY 10278

    Voice Phone (212)264-3313

    FAX (212)264-3039

    TDD (212)264-2355

    Region III - Philadelphia (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia)

    Paul Cushing, Regional Manager

    Office for Civil Rights

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    150 S. Independence Mall West

    Suite 372, Public Ledger Building

    Philadelphia, PA 19106-9111

    Main Line (215)861-4441

    Hotline (800) 368-1019

    FAX (215)861-4431

    TDD (215)861-4440

    Region IV - Atlanta (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee)

    Roosevelt Freeman, Regional Manager

    Office for Civil Rights

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Atlanta Federal Center, Suite 3B70

    61 Forsyth Street, S.W.

    Atlanta, GA 30303-8909

    Voice Phone (404)562-7886

    FAX (404)562-7881

    TDD (404)331-2867

    Region V - Chicago (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin)

    Valerie Morgan-Alston, Regional Manager

    Office for Civil Rights

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    233 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 240

    Chicago, IL 60601

    Voice Phone (312)886-2359

    FAX (312)886-1807

    TDD (312)353-5693

    Region VI - Dallas (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)

    Ralph Rouse, Regional Manager

    Office for Civil Rights

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    1301 Young Street, Suite 1169

    Dallas, TX 75202

    Voice Phone (214)767-4056

    FAX (214)767-0432

    TDD (214)767-8940

    Region VII - Kansas City (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska)

    Frank Campbell, Regional Manager

    Office for Civil Rights

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    601 East 12th Street - Room 248

    Kansas City, MO 64106

    Voice Phone (816)426-7277

    FAX (816)426-3686

    TDD (816)426-7065

    Region VIII - Denver (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)

    Velveta Howell, Regional Manager

    Office for Civil Rights

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    1961 Stout Street -- Room 1426 FOB

    Denver, CO 80294-3538

    Voice Phone (303)844-2024

    FAX (303)844-2025

    TDD (303)844-3439

    Region IX - San Francisco (American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada)

    Michael Kruley, Regional Manager

    Office for Civil Rights

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    90 7th Street, Suite 4-100

    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Voice Phone (415)437-8310

    FAX (415)437-8329

    TDD (415)437-8311

    Region X - Seattle(Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington)

    Linda Yuu Connor, Regional Manager

    Office for Civil Rights

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    2201 Sixth Avenue - M/S: RX-11

    Seattle, WA 98121-1831

    Voice Phone (206)615-2290

    FAX (206)615-2297

    TDD (206)615-2296

  • 1 decade ago

    Call the hospital administrator.

    Then file a complaint here: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/in...

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