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Texas HB 300 Training

State Required Training

Introduction

The Texas House Bill 300 (Texas HB 300) course will help Texas Organizations meet the required Texas HB 300 training mandated by the state of Texas. Fines for non-compliance of Texas HB 300 range from $5,000 to $1.5 million.

Federal HIPAA and TX HB 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 HB 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. Click here for more information about Texas HB 300.

Course Description

This course was designed to inform professionals that handle Texan Protected Health Information (PHI) of Texas H.B. 300. It places stricter requirements on patient health privacy than those required by federal HIPAA laws. Organizations, business associates and individuals that come into contact with Texan PHI are required to meet Texas H.B. 300 requirements. Non-compliance of Texas H.B. 300 can lead to hefty fines in addition to HIPAA non-compliance fines. Employees as well as organizations can be penalized for non-compliance. After completing this course the learner will be able to implement procedures that will keep Texan PHI secure. Even if you work outside the state of Texas, if you handle patient records for citizens of Texas, you are required by law to have Texas H.B. 300 Training.

Audience

  • Any healthcare provider & employee who comes in contact with Texas patient records
  • Any medical office manager who comes in contact with Texas patient records
  • Any mental health worker who comes in contact with Texas patient records
  • Any dental office employee who comes in contact with Texas patient records
  • Any school or university personnel who comes in contact with Texas patient records
  • Any researcher who who comes in contact with Texas patient records
  • Any Internet or IT service provider who comes in contact with Texas patient records
  • Any government agency personnel who comes in contact with Texas patient records
  • Any legal council or court reporter who comes in contact with Texas patient records
  • Anyone who operates a computer or website that collects, stores, or interacts with PHI

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the Texas H.B. 300 training course the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the provisions of Texas H.B. 300
  • Define the terms ‘business associate’ and ‘covered entity’ and state examples of each
  • Describe patient 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