New Texas Breach Notification Law

A new breach notification law becomes effective January 1, 2020. HB 4390 is more restrictive than Federal HIPAA laws and amends Section 521.053, of the Texas Business & Commerce Code by defining a deadline by which businesses must provide notice to affected individuals, requiring notice be provided without unreasonable delay but no later than 60 days after discovering a breach has occurred. Businesses are also required to provide notice to the Texas attorney general within the same 60 days after a breach is discovered if the breach involves the sensitive personal information (SPI) of 250 or more Texas residents. Visit our HIPAA page for more information regarding HIPAA and other privacy protection laws..

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HCMS Young Physician Organization (YPO) Meeting

Mark your calendars to mix and mingle with fellow young physicians on Tuesday, September 24 at Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant on Post Oak.  Join us for happy hour, networking, dinner, and an ethics CME on “Boundaries: What You Need to Know” presented by Ashok Khushalani, MD.  The networking reception is from 6-7 p.m., with the dinner and an ethics presentation beginning at 7 p.m.

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Practical tools to overcome stress

Register today for HCMS and AAPL's wellness course "Leading Well from Within: Cultivating Resiliency in Healthcare on Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Third Coast Restaurant. 

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Fall Special: Become a 2020 HCMS member now and receive the rest of 2019 membership free

Join the largest medical society in the nation and access more than 100 member benefits today. Being a member means that you will be supporting HCMS/TMA advocacy efforts on your behalf while accessing resources and tools to help you thrive in the practice setting of your choice.

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