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TITLE 25HEALTH SERVICES
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
CHAPTER 1MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
SUBCHAPTER WPRIVACY POLICY
RULE §1.502Protecting the Confidentiality of Protected Health Information

(a) Applicability. This section applies to all programs and offices within the department which have been designated as health care components.

(b) Other laws. The department may be authorized or required by certain state and federal laws to collect, use and disclose PHI. Each statute or rule that authorizes or requires the department to collect, use, and disclose PHI, makes this information confidential under certain circumstances. The department shall comply with all applicable confidentiality provisions and collect, use, and/or disclose PHI in accordance with applicable state and federal law.

(c) Complaints. An individual who believes the department has failed to comply with a state or federal confidentiality law may file a complaint with the program or office within the department that the person alleges has violated the law or with the DSHS Privacy Officer using the contact information contained in §1.501(i)(2)(A) of this title (relating to Privacy of Health Information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).


Source Note: The provisions of this §1.502 adopted to be effective February 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 496

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