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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.

HIPAA Privacy and Security Officer Contact Information

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 Information Security Officer (ISO).


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Sonya Castro-Quirino, MBA, CCEP, CHC, CHPC, CHPS, CHRC
VP, Institutional Compliance Officer (ICO), and Institutional Privacy Officer (IPO)
Phone: 806-743-3950

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Lane Timmons
AVP, Information Security Officer (ISO)
Phone: 806-743-7117

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John Geist, MBA, CHC, CHPS
Managing Director, Amarillo & Permian Basin Privacy Officer
Phone: 806-743-9539


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Sherri Johnston, MBA, CGAP, CFE, CHPC 
Lubbock Privacy Officer
Phone: 806-743-4007


Quick Form Finds

Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP):
English Version
Spanish Version



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