Texas H.B. 300 Training Course
Federal HIPAA and Texas H.B. 300 is enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Texas Attorney General. Combined federal and state fines vary from $5,000 to $3 million. There were 13,020,821 health records breached in 2018. The Office for Civil Rights recommends periodic HIPAA training. Although they do not specifically state it should be conducted annually, rather when there is a change in personnel or when technology changes. We recommend that anyone handling Protected Health Information (PHI) have annual HIPAA training, and anyone handling PHI for Texas residents have annual Texas H.B. 300 training to fully document training compliance. This not only includes medical personnel, but also dental personnel, schools, universities, researchers, IT service providers, court reporters, government agencies, or anyone who may come in contact with PHI.
The Texas House Bill 300 (H.B. 300) expands the existing privacy requirements of the Texas Medical Records Privacy Act to any individual or organization that has access to Protected Health Information (PHI) or Sensitive Personal Information (SPI) of any Texas resident, regardless of where they are located. In this course, you will learn about patient rights, procedures, and fines associated with non-compliance.
Texas H.B. 300 Mandates:
- Employees must provide training in protecting patient privacy within 90 days of hire.
- Employees handling protected health information (PHI) must receive state and federal training.
- Enforcement by Texas Attorney General’s office.
At the conclusion of the Texas H.B. 300 training course you will be able to:
- Explain the provisions of Texas H.B. 300
- Define the terms ‘business associate’ and ‘covered entity’ and understand examples of each term
- Describe the patient’s rights under Texas H.B. 300
- Discuss breach notification requirements and fines associated with non-compliance
- Implement procedures that are compliant with Texas H.B. 300
- Healthcare providers & employees who come in contact with Texas patient records
- Medical office managers who come in contact with Texas patient records
- Mental health workers who come in contact with Texas patient records
- Dental office employees who come in contact with Texas patient records
- School and University personnel who come in contact with Texas patient records
- Researchers who come in contact with Texas patient records
- Internet or IT service providers who come in contact with Texas patient records
- Government agency personnel who come in contact with Texas patient records
- Legal counsel and court reporters who come in contact with Texas patient records
- Anyone who operates a computer or website that collects, stores, or interacts with PHI
- Course Duration: 30 minutes
- Enforced by: Texas State Attorney General
- Certificate of Completion: By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Texas H.B. 300 Training
- Payment Options: Pay by credit card, E-Check, or invoice