HIPAA Privacy Officer Designation

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The University of Texas System Administration is a HIPAA Covered Entity that has designated itself a “Hybrid Entity” for purposes of Title 2 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191, of 1996 as amended by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and the Privacy and Security Regulations at 45 CFR §§ 160 and 164 (hereinafter collectively, “HIPAA”). 45 CFR § 164.530(a)(1) requires a Covered Entity to designate a privacy official who is responsible for the development and implementation of the HIPAA policies and procedures of the entity.

Effective February 1, 2017, the functions of the Privacy Officer shall be performed by the Office of Systemwide Compliance and all communications and requests associated with such functions shall be received by

Privacy Officer c/o
Systemwide Compliance
The University of Texas System
201 West 7th Street, Suite 300
Austin, Texas 78701


This document shall serve as the written designation of the System Compliance Office responsible for receiving requests and accountings on behalf of The University of Texas System Administration required by 45 C.F.R 164.528(j).  It supersedes any prior designations.


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