As director of the HHS Office for Civil Rights, Samuels duties will also include enforcing the HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules.
Samuels, who succeeds Leon Rodriguez, most recently served as acting assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division within the U.S. Department of Justice.
"Jocelyn's wealth of experience and commitment to the mission of OCR will be great assets to her as she takes on this new role." - HHS Secretary BurwellChanges in leadership of the HHS Office for Civil Rights and its HIPAA division come as the office gears up to launch a permanent random HIPAA audit program, expected later this year.
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