In June of 2011, Texas House Bill 300 was passed and was effective as of September 1, 2012. The bill places stricter requirements on patient health privacy covered entities. Texas law defines “covered entities” as health plans, health care clearinghouses, and health care providers that “transmit any health information in electronic form.”
Be sure you are up to date on the Texas HB300 rules and amendments. Here are some examples of the new requirements (does not include a complete list of the HB300 requirements or the changes made by the amendments) :
Training shall be provided as necessary and appropriate for the employees to carry out the employee's duties for the covered entity. (No longer role-specific or specific to the covered entity's particular course of business.)
Employees must complete training within 90 days of hire. (No longer 60 days.)
Texas rules are more stringent than HIPAA regarding breach notification. Affected persons must be notified of a breach of sensitive information within 60 days and in Texas the Texas Attorney General must be notified of a breach of more than 250 individuals (as opposed to the HIPAA requirement to notify HHS of more than 500 breaches.
TCD has developed a Texas HB 300 Handbook that includes definitions, training materials, policies and procedures, and forms needed to comply with HB300. It is included on a disk and may be copied and used for training purposes. Click on the icons below for more information and for the order form.
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