Texas Law Gives Privacy More Muscle Than HIPAA

Law360, New York (September 16, 2011, 6:19 PM EDT) -- A new Texas law that will subject health care entities to privacy requirements more stringent than federal law reflects a growing movement among state and federal regulators to ramp up their protection of patients' protected health care information, attorneys say.

Texas House Bill 300, which was enacted in June and will go into effect in September 2012, requires health care providers, health insurers and any other entity that comes into contact with protected health care information to revamp their training and disclosure practices, shortens the period...
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