The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Office for Civil Rights

Office for civil rights

■ Introduction

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for ensuring, through the enforcement of various civil rights laws and regulations, that the beneficiaries of federal financial assistance provided by HHS receive services and benefits without discrimination. Services and benefits are provided through state agencies, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, medical laboratories, hospitals, day care centers, social service agencies, and other providers. OCR teaches health and social service workers about civil rights, health information privacy, and patient safety confidentiality ...

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