If you read this blog, you`re interested – that`s fine! You are probably also concerned, and even if you don`t have a fee for the service, complying with these rules will have a long contribution to protecting your consumers` data. These include supplier groups (but not limited) HCS, TxHmL, TAS (Transition Assistive Services), Adult Foster Care, CLASS and various direct consumption services. A full list of affected suppliers can be find on the corresponding HHS page here. #1. Does the candidate/bidder have access to confidential Texas HHS information in electronic systems (e.g. B laptop, personal computer, mobile device, database, server, etc.), created, disclosed, receiving, transmitting, manages or stores this information? IF NOT, STOP. THE SPI FORM IS NOT REQUIRED. Discussion: The staff here refers to anyone whose behaviour is under the direct control of the candidate/candidate, i.e. paid and unpaid staff. So it`s all the staff, volunteers, interns, etc.
If a subcontractor is under your control, for example. B An independent contractor who does your office work and works in your agency, can qualify as an employee in this situation. While subcontractors working for your courier company with offices in California are clearly not under your control. The interpretation of control is essential here. The main point is to ensure that all people who work on behalf of the supplier (and who can work in the performance of their normal duties) are covered by a particular aspect of the AEA. If the candidate/bidder is an individual contractor, the staff can only be one worker. With immediate effect, all health and personnel authorities (HHS), including the Department of State Health Services, are stepping up their efforts to protect all types of confidential information and to continue to comply with government and federal requirements for confidential information. As part of these efforts, HHS has developed a unique agreement on the use of data for all contractors and subcontractors who have or will have access to HHS through HHS confidential information.
Information can be found on HHS` public website.