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

HIPAA

Contact

Travis County HIPAA Compliance and Privacy Officer 

Travis County CISO / HIPAA Security Officer

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

ITS Helpdesk
Phone: (512) 854-9175

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