The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 is a federal law that protects the privacy of a client's individual identifiable health information. The Privacy Notice tells clients about their privacy rights, the duties of the State to protect health information, and how the State may use or disclose health information.
Documents are available in portable document format (.pdf). To download, right click and choose the "save to" option to save the files to your system.
Large quantities of the Privacy Notice in English and Spanish may be ordered from the HHS Print Shop. Please visit the HHS Print Shop webpage to learn more: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/hhsprinting/.
DSHS Privacy Notices:
Notice of Electronic Disclosure: