When HIPAA Is Not Enough: Tougher Texas Privacy Laws

Law360, New York (May 11, 2012, 1:44 PM EDT) -- While many covered entities and business associates are still adjusting to the changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) ushered in by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, new privacy requirements that are more stringent than HIPAA recently entered into force in Texas.

In June 2011, Gov. Rick Perry signed into law Texas House Bill 300 (HB 300), a measure that amends the state’s medical records privacy laws by strengthening privacy protection for protected health information (PHI) and increasing...
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