Texas Program Will Give Patient Privacy Law Seal Of Approval

Law360, New York (October 8, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT) -- A medical industry consortium will release a government-sponsored road map for compliance with tough new patient privacy laws in Texas, potentially handing a tool to providers, insurers and other health care players fighting liability for wrongful disclosures, Texas officials announced Tuesday.

The Health Information Trust Alliance, or HITRUST, will develop a voluntary data security framework incorporating a sweeping 2011 amendment to Texas' medical records privacy law that ratcheted up restrictions on the dissemination of protected health information, according to a statement from the Texas Health Services...
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