Texas Medical Records Law
1 hour 30 minutes
Understand the laws that govern medical records in Texas to stay compliant and minimize legal risks.
Medical providers and health plans, vendors, and others who regularly retain medical or health records are subjected to complex and conflicting requirements regarding the maintenance, retention, confidentiality, and protection of medical records. Medical providers are tasked with ensuring that medical records are complete, accurate, and private. This topic will outline the sources of the laws and regulations that govern the types of information that must be in the medical record, the instances when such record holders may release such information; their obligations to retain medical records in their possession; the confidentiality obligations of such record holders; the rights of patients with respect to the information in those records, and how to establish policies and systems to ensure those requirements are met.