Other organizations and associations will recognize the CE contact hours. Please check with your organization to see if they accept CE contact hours from Texas Nursing Association.
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) requires HIPAA training and is not specific as to how often employees of covered entities should be trained. It depends on your medical organization as to how often employees should be HIPAA trained and updated. However, Texas HB 300 states that employers are required to have their personnel HIPAA trained within 90 days of hire or possibly be penalized if an audit is conducted. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recommends Annual Training. Please See Page 10 of HHS.gov
You can print or e-mail the certificate upon completion of the course.
The certificate of completion does not have an expiration date. However, the date of completion will be on the certificate.
States are beginning to pass their own privacy legislation in addition to Federal HIPAA laws. Texas is one of those states. If you come in contact with PHI for Texas residents, you are subject to Texas HB 300 rules and regulations.