Privacy Officer Designation
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 September 1, 2013, the HIPAA Privacy Officer of The University of Texas System Administration is:
Barbara M. Holthaus
Senior Attorney & System Privacy Coordinator
Office of General Counsel
201 West 7th
Street, Suite 600
Austin, Texas 78701
This document shall serve as the written designation of the Privacy Officer of The University of Texas System Administration required by 45 C.F.R 164.528(j). It supersedes any prior designations.