The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) privacy-related rules for the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) can be found in Title 25 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 1 Subchapter W §1.501 - §1.503. Links provided below.
The Department of State Health Services seeks comments on draft revised rules, which can be viewed at the following link:
These rules are scheduled to be presented to the DSHS Council on June 23, 2011 to recommend approval from the HHSC Executive Commissioner for publication in the Texas Register for public comment.
Written comments on the draft amendments to the rules may be submitted through May 15th to the DSHS HIPAA Privacy Officer via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to DSHS HIPAA Privacy Officer at Mail Code 1915 P.O. Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347.