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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Committee


  1. Designate a HIPAA Privacy Officer to coordinate all aspects of HIPAA compliance and serve as contact person for questions, complaints and privacy violations.
  2. Facilitate appropriate education and training to faculty, staff, employees and students related to HIPAA regulations and security of protected health information (PHI).
  3. Oversee on-going documentation and compliance with HIPAA guidelines.
  4. Evaluate and modify the HIPAA compliance plan as needed to reflect changes in federal regulations.
  5. Participate in any federal audit or investigation related to HIPAA compliance

Recommendations: Forwarded to Administrative Services Council and all applicable departments

Agenda and Minutes  (in the process of setting up a link to minutes)

FY16 Meeting Dates: To be announced

Additional Information

Questions?  Please contact Patricia Recek, RN, MSN, Assistant Dean Health Science,, (512) 223-5779

Chair (appointed by ASC Chair): Patricia Recek, RN, MSN, Assistant Dean Health Science,, (512) 223-5779
Co-chair (appointed by HIPPA Committee): TBA


NOTICE: Based on recommendation of the Shared Governance Review Council, employee organization changes to committees and councils will occur in September. Changes in appointments will be posted at the end of September (unless otherwise noted).

PositionNameAppointed byCampusPhoneEmail ID
Ex Officio Members 
(serve by virtue of the position held)
Assistant Dean Health Science, HIPAA Privacy Officer, Chair Pat Recek Ex Officio EVC 3-5779 patr
Environmental Health, Safety &  Insurance Director, ACC HIPAA Sanctions Officer Rebecca Cole Ex Officio SVC 3-1015 rcole
Chair, Department of Dental Hygiene, ACC HIPAA Security Officer Renee Cornett  Ex Officio EVC 3-5711 rcornett
Coordinator, Healthcare Programs, CE High Tech Institute Alex Matthews Ex Officio HBC 3-7583 amatthew
Assistrative Assistant Marilyn Rehm-Skewis Ex Officio EVC 3-5864 mskewis
Department Chair/Professor, Human Services Elizabeth (Liz) Coccia  Ex Officio RGC 3-3206 ecoccia
Information Technology, Analyst, IT Security Emilie Kunze Ex Officio SVC 3-1157 ekunze
Professor, Associate Allied Health Sciences Carolyn De Cordova Ex Officio RRC 3-03266 carolyn.decordova
2nd Year Clinical Coordinator Department of Dental Hygiene Kellie Murphree Ex Officio EVC 3-5716 kmurphre
Department Chair, Diagnostic Medical Imaging-Radiology Rudy Garza Ex Officio EVC 3-5717 rudygarz
Director, Security Management Ross Greves Ex Officio SVC 3-1080 rgreves
Professor, Assistant, Emergency Medical Services Professions (EMSP) Ginger Locke-Floyd Ex Officio EVC 3-5921 gfloyd
Manager, Institutional Records Azure G. Brown Ex Officio SVC 3-1151 abrown4
Benefits Manager, Human Resources Susan Corbitt Ex Officio HBC 3-7617 ssmith
Chair, Department of Sonography Regina Swearengin Ex Officio HBC 3-5944 ginas
Coordinator, Enrollment Management Data, APTE HIPAA Representative Nocomus (Noko) Wilson Ex Officio HBC >3-7699 ntwilson
Classified Association (ACCCEA) President Gloria Dove-Owens Ex Officio EVC 3-5103 >gowens
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