Texas House Bill 300 (HB300) – Expanding on HIPAA Privacy and Security

Texas House Bill 300 (HB300) went into effect on September 1st which significantly expands patient privacy protections past that of federal laws HIPAA and HITECH.  This law is one of the most “strict” patient privacy state laws and it will be interesting to see if other states follow Texas’ lead.  HB 300 compliance deadline is 60 days after the effective date of September 1st 2012

“The new law expands the definition of a covered entity, mandates new patient privacy protocols for covered entities and implements harsher penalties for privacy violations related to electronic health records. House Bill 300 significantly expands patient privacy protections for Texas covered entities beyond those federal requirements as outlined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (or “HITECH”) Act.”


You can read the full piece about the details of the new patient privacy law here.

You can view a webinar about HB300 training and compliance here: Texas House Bill 300 (HB300): A look at the implications for Texas healthcare covered entities

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