Office of Civil Rights

Office of Civil Rights
1317 Winewood Blvd., Bldg 1, Room 110
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0700

Phone 850-487-1901
Fax 850-921-8470

The Office of Civil Rights coordinates all Equal Opportunity and HIPAA compliance activity for the department in the following areas:

Employment

  • Responsible for the intake and investigations of all employment discrimination complaints (Title VII) filed by employees and applicants. Employees and applicants may file employment discrimination complaints internally with the Office of Civil Rights or externally with the Florida Commission on Human Relations or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • Participate in mediation and fact-finding conferences with external agencies - Florida Commission on Human Relations and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • Assist in litigation preparation and testify in court cases as requested.
  • Conduct onsite and management reviews.
  • Develop settlement/conciliation agreements.

Service Delivery

Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA)

  • Conduct yearly compliance reviews.
  • Investigate complaints alleging violation of Privacy. Complaints may be filed internally with the Office of Civil Rights or externally with Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Civil Rights.
  • Assist with the development of Privacy Training.
  • Publish HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

The office of Civil Rights also is responsible for policy and procedure development relating to civil rights issues, conducting and providing civil rights training.