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HIPAA Privacy and Security

The purpose of this site is to promote understanding of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's responsibilities regarding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191, and its Administrative Simplification provisions, 45 C.F.R. 160, et seq., 45 C.F.R. 162, et seq., and 45 C.F.R. 164, et seq., collectively referred to hereafter as HIPAA, have established national standards for electronic health care transactions as well as the security and privacy of health data.

See HSC OP 52.02


If you have any questions and would like additional information on HIPAA Privacy, you may contact your respective Regional Privacy Officers. For HIPAA Security-related questions and concerns, please contact the Institutional Security Officer (ISO). 

HIPAA Privacy Officer and Security Contact Information

Sonya Castro-Quirino, MBA, CHRC, CHPC
Institutional Privacy Officer (IPO)
806-743-3950

Vacant
Lubbock Privacy Officer
806-743-3949

Yvette Quintana-Chávez
El Paso Privacy Officer
915-215-4456

Alicia Krizan
Amarillo Privacy Officer
806-354-5588

Melissa 'McCall' Castracane, CPC
Permian Basin Privacy Officer
432-703-5160

Andrew Howard, GCFA, MBA
Institutional Security Officer (ISO)
806-743-7103

Miguel Hernandez
El Paso Information Security Liaision
915-545-6742




Quick Reference
HIPAA Privacy and Security Training
HIPAA Quick Tips Sheet


Quick Form Finds

Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) English Version Spanish Version
HSC OP 52.13
Business Associate Policy
HSC OP 52.13, Attachment A Business Associate Agreement Form HSC OP 52.13, Attachment B      
Business Associate Decision Tree

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