Security Complaint to the Office of Civil Rights. Additionally, You will describe the process of submitting a privacy or security complaint to the OCR. Imagine that you are a sophomore at Premier College, living in Room 203, Graham Dormitory complex, 1212, University Road, Metropolis, West Virginia. Also the college requires you to maintain current medical and vaccination records as proof of your physical health.
Over the past few months, you have not been well due to increased amounts of academic pressure. Also, your parents recently separated, and you found yourself unable to concentrate in class or sleep well at night. However, You went to the student medical center and requested some medicines to help you sleep. After consulting with the staff doctor, you were issue-d a prescription for the treatment of depression.
On your second day of the class, your professor tells you that he too comes from a divided family and had to take medicine to help him cope with the situation. You ask him how he knew about your situation, and he replied that all student medical records were available to every instructor and staff member at Premier College, regardless of whether they are one of your instructors or not. Hearing this, you are highly dejected and feel that your privacy rights have been violated.
You somehow wind up all your discussions with the instructor and rush towards your room. You have a sleepless night and you decide that the first thing you will do in the morning is to fight for your privacy. After researching for half a day, you learn that filing a privacy or security complaint to the OCR had been a tedious process before July 2009. You arrange for a meeting with a professional named Alex, who files such complaints.
Uncle Samuel describing all that has happened and you send him the complaint form. Therefore, You share with your uncle that you would be interested in understanding the entire process.
Uncle Samuel assigns you the following tasks before he helps you understand the process. Also Identify the early iterations of the HIPAA act. and how the law has been modified to facilitate easier access to consumer complaints and enforcement. Identify specific sections of the form that need critical attention while filing the complaint. Then analyze the situations that one gets into if the critical sections are not well identified. Draft a brief summary, collating all your findings for your uncle’s review