Travis County Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Handbook

About this Handbook

The HIPAA Policy Handbook contains the Privacy Policies and Procedures of Travis County (“County”). Its purpose is to ensure the privacy of protected health information (PHI) and compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Texas Medical Records Privacy Act, and other applicable laws, regulations and rules regarding confidential medical information.

This handbook contains the policies and procedures you need to make decisions about handling PHI. The policies apply to all County workforce members (see “Definitions” on page 4 of the workbook for workforce), who provide services for a County HIPAA covered component (see the Hybrid Designation Order) and who come into contact with PHI.

The handbook is divided into three areas

  • administrative rules
  • uses and disclosures
  • Individual’s rights of access.

If you have any questions about how you may handle PHI, you should contact the Privacy Officer.

Download the entire handbook (PDF)

Individual Policies (PDFs)

Forms

  1. Notice of Privacy Practices (English and Spanish)
  2. Privacy Complaint Form (Español)
  3. Authorization for Release of PHI (Español)
  4. Request for Restrictions for Uses and Disclosure of PHI
  5. Request for Alternate (Confidential) Communications (Español)
  6. Request to Access Records (Español)
  7. Request for Amendments to PHI (Español)
  8. Request for Accounting of Disclosures of PHI (Español)
  9. Vendor BAA Assessment
  10. HIPPA Privacy Checklist

HIPAA

Travis County HIPAA Privacy Officer, Sara Krause

Travis County HIPAA Security Officer, Randy Lott

If you require more information about Travis County’s HIPAA Policies or to report a suspected privacy breach: contact the Travis County Privacy Officer

Phone: (512) 854-1114

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