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Because Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean, P.C. gathers, stores, and electronically transmits medical records (Protected Health Information or PHI) in the course of our representation of our clients, we are required to post notice to clients that their Protected Health Information is subject to electronic disclosure.
Texas law prohibits any electronic disclosure of a client's Protected Health Information to any person without a separate authorization from the client or the client's legally authorized representative for each disclosure. This authorization for disclosure may be made in written or oral form if it is documented in writing by our law firm.
The authorization for electronic disclosure of Protected Health Information described ab ove is not required if the disclosure is made: to another covered entity, as that term is defined by section 181.001 of the Texas Health Code, or to a covered entity, as that term is defined by Section 602.001 of the Texas Insurance Code, for the purpose of: treatment, payment, health care operations, performing an insurance or health maintenance organization function described by Texas Insurance Code Section 602.053; or as otherwise authorized or required by state or federal law. This means that no release is necessary for electronic disclosure to other health care providers, insurance companies, governmental agencies, or attorneys representing adverse parties.