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Electronic Disclosure of Protected Health Information

MD Anderson creates, receives, maintains, and in some instances discloses protected health information (PHI) in an electronic format. Though such electronic disclosures are in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, this posted notice is provided to satisfy Texas Health and Safety Code, Section 181.154 (Notice and Authorization Required for Electronic Disclosure of Protected Health Information; Exceptions). To that end, MD Anderson will secure a separate authorization from the patient or the patient’s legally authorized representative prior to electronically disclosing PHI for any reason other than treatment, payment, health care operations, or as otherwise authorized or required by law.


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