HHS Taps Ex-DOJ Official As Privacy Officer

Law360, New York (September 14, 2011, 5:52 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday appointed former Department of Justice official Leon Rodriguez — whose nomination to head a Department of Labor division was derailed in August — to lead its health information privacy unit.

Rodriguez will serve as director of HHS' Office of Civil Rights, the arm of the agency responsible for enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act's privacy rule and federal civil rights laws as they relate to health care. He most recently was chief of staff...
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