2012.01 Overall Responsible Party for TB/HIV/STD Surveillance Data
|Effective Date||April 1, 2008|
|Revision Date||September 12, 2016|
|Subject Matter Expert||Surveillance Security Coordinator|
|Approval Authority||TB/HIV/STD Section Director|
|Signed by||Felipe Rocha, M.S.S.W.|
The purpose of this policy is to provide for a clear line of responsibility in the area of data security and the maintenance of confidential TB/HIV/STD information.
Felipe Rocha, Section Director of the TB/HIV/STD Section, Department of State Health Services, is the ORP for the state of Texas. The name of the individual, who is designated as the ORP, rather than an organizational position, must be provided to CDC annually.
Overall Responsible Party (ORP) – a public official with sufficient authority to make decisions about statewide TB/HIV/STD operations. The ORP is responsible for the security and confidentiality of all TB/HIV/STD systems.
THS – The TB/HIV/STD Section, which includes the HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch, the TB/HIV/STD Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, and the Tuberculosis and Refugee Health Services Branch.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) HIV/AIDS Surveillance Cooperative Agreement and the CDC National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention Guidelines require each grantee to have a policy in place that names the person, or persons, who is the ORP.
CDC National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Data Security and Confidentiality Guidelines (December, 2011).
The ORP has responsibility for the security of all TB/HIV/STD systems (including processes, data, information, software, and hardware) and may have liability for any breach of confidentiality. The ORP is responsible for determining how information will be protected when it is collected, stored, analyzed, released and dispositioned.
7.0 Revision History
|10/2/2017||Changed to reflect change in ORP.||2|
|9/1/2017||Changed "TB/HIV/STD Unit" to "TB/HIV/STD Section" to reflect new program designation||-|
|9/12/2016||Revised to reflect change in ORP and unit wide responsibility and not just surveillance||1, 2, 3, 6|
|9/3/2014||Converted format (Word to HTML)|
|2/29/2012||Updated to reflect change to a unit-wide policy and identify the new ORP||All|
|4/1/2008||New Policy (HIV/STD-300.001)||N/A|