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TITLE 25HEALTH SERVICES
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
CHAPTER 1MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
SUBCHAPTER WPRIVACY POLICY
RULE §1.503Individual's Right to Correction of Incorrect Information

(a) Right to correction. An individual who believes that the information collected by and in the possession of the department on a form or through electronic media is incorrect has a right to have the department correct the information. The individual has no right to change information that was correct when submitted, but is no longer correct. An individual cannot request a change on a form that is submitted by another individual, except when he or she has legal authority to act on behalf of the other individual.

(b) Submittal of request. The individual must submit the correction request in writing to the program within the department that is in possession of the information. The program may be identified by correspondence received by the individual from the department, a request for public information from the individual, or the program to whom the form was submitted by the individual.

(c) Requirements for correction requests. The correction request must:

  (1) specifically identify the program where the records are located and include the document name, and if known, the page and paragraph;

  (2) specifically identify the information which the individual believes is incorrect;

  (3) provide the department with sufficient information to establish that the information is incorrect and was incorrect at the time it was submitted by the individual; and

  (4) provide the correct information.


Source Note: The provisions of this §1.503 adopted to be effective February 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 496

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