The following alert is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) It has come to our attention that a phishing email is being circulated on mock HHS Departmental letterhead under the signature of OCR’s Director, Jocelyn Samuels.  This email appears to be an official government communication, and targets employees of HIPAA covered entities and their business associates.  The email prompts recipients to click a link regarding possible [...]

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Justice Center Announces Sample Abuse Prevention Policy

The Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs has developed an abuse prevention sample policy for providers. Included in the sample policy are:  definitions and prevention methods employment screening and selection monitoring and supervision training and reporting requirements The template can be modified to meet the needs of different providers, and agencies are advised to seek legal counsel for assistance and final review of any new policies prior to [...]

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