HB300: Texas Expands the Definition of a Covered Entity

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What is a Covered Entity Under HB300?

Texas HB300 greatly expands HIPAA’s definition of a covered entity. The revised definition includes not only health care providers, but entities and individuals who would be classified as business associates and health care payers under HIPAA. If your company is a business associate under HIPAA, you will have additional requirements to be compliant in Texas.

HB300 defines a “covered entity” as any person/entity who conducts business in Texas and collects, uses, and/or stores protected health information.

The Texas Act’s “covered entity” definition also includes:

  • governmental units
  • information or computer management entities
  • schools
  • health researchers
  • health care facilities and clinics, and
  • persons who maintain an Internet site
  • law firms handling:
    • medical records
    • health insurance records
    • healthcare billing records

If your company operates in Texas and has normally operated as a business associate, be sure to review Texas HB300. Our course will help guide you through the requirements you will need to be compliant!

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