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(a) A covered entity may not disclose an individual's protected health information to any other person in exchange for direct or indirect remuneration, except that a covered entity may disclose an individual's protected health information:
(1) to another covered entity, as that term is defined by Section 181.001, or to a covered entity, as that term is defined by Section 602.001, Insurance Code, for the purpose of:
(C) health care operations; or
(D) performing an insurance or health maintenance organization function described by Section 602.053, Insurance Code; or
(2) as otherwise authorized or required by state or federal law.
(b) The direct or indirect remuneration a covered entity receives for making a disclosure of protected health information authorized by Subsection (a)(1)(D) may not exceed the covered entity's reasonable costs of preparing or transmitting the protected health information.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Health and Safety Code - HEALTH & SAFETY § 181.153. Sale of Protected Health Information Prohibited; Exceptions - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/health-and-safety-code/health-safety-sect-181-153/
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