Doctors of Chiropractic in Texas need to be aware that the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners is taking a hard line on compliance with the requirements imposed on all health care providers through what is commonly known as “HB 300”.
HB 300 was a piece of legislation passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011 that added additional provisions to Texas’ statutory version of HIPAA.
The new provisions of the law enacted in 2011 revised the Texas Patient Privacy Act, found at Texas Health and Safety Code, §181.101, to require that ALL licensed health care providers must provide job specific training to ALL new employees within 60 days of their employment.
The training to be provided must relate specifically to the new employee’s duties for the health care provider. The employer must keep a log of all training sessions conducted.
The legislative revisions also require that all health care providers must conduct specific job related re-training of their employees every two years. Failure to comply with the requirements imposed under this new law could result in regulatory sanction by the Texas Department of Health Services (and possibly by the licensed providers’ state licensing board).