COVID-19 Resource from the HHS Office for Civil Rights

Content From: HIV.govPublished: April 14, 20201 min read


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We continue to update COVID-19 and People with HIV, our page of resources from agencies across the federal government. We recently added a resource from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):

  • HHS OCR Bulletin on Civil Rights Laws and HIPAA Flexibilities that Apply During the COVID-19 Emergency (PDF, 1 MB)—This Bulletin is focused on ensuring that covered entities (such as hospitals, clinics, and state health departments) do not unlawfully discriminate against people with disabilities when making decisions about their treatment during the COVID-19 public health emergency. It includes addressing the needs of people with disabilities and those with immunosuppressed conditions, including HIV/AIDS, in emergency planning.

Be sure to check out the bulletin, as well as the news release announcing the release of the document.

We will continue to update you with the latest federal resources, news, and webinars on COVID-19 and people with HIV.