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TITLE 25HEALTH SERVICES
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
CHAPTER 98TEXAS HIV MEDICATION PROGRAM
SUBCHAPTER CTEXAS HIV MEDICATION PROGRAM
DIVISION 1GENERAL PROVISIONS
RULE §98.111Confidentiality

(a) No information that could identify an individual applicant will be released except as authorized by law and in accord with §1.501 of this title (relating to Privacy of Health Information). Applicants are advised that, in addition to the department, their physician(s) and pharmacist(s) will be aware of their diagnosis.

(b) The department may use or disclose individual health information to provide, coordinate, or manage health care or related services, as allowed by law. This includes referring the recipient to other health care resources. The department may contact a program applicant or recipient to discuss enrollment benefits, resources for treatment, or other health-related information as appropriate.

(c) An individual may request a copy of the department's privacy notice by writing to: Department of State Health Services, Privacy Officer, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756. More information pertaining to the Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) is available online from the department at the following URL: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/hipaa.


Source Note: The provisions of this §98.111 adopted to be effective August 28, 2003, 28 TexReg 6855; amended to be effective December 16, 2007, 32 TexReg 9128

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