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Public Information Policy

TTUHSC abides by the Texas Public Information Act which is codified in the Texas Government Code in Chapter 552 (formerly called the "Open Record Act"). The act applies to information of every "governmental body" as defined in 552.003(1)(A). What is public information subject to the Act is outlined in 552.002.

The Texas Public Information Act, with few exceptions, gives you the right to be informed about the information that the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center collects about you. It also gives you the right to request a copy of that information and to have the HSC revise any information that is incorrect. You may request to receive this information by contacting the office possessing such information.

TTUHSC has a public records policy that may be viewed here: HSC OP 01.03, Custodian of Public Records

TTUHSC's President is the custodian of official records, and has designated the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel for TTUHSC as the agent for public records for TTUHSC. Requests for public records should be in writing and specify what records or information is sought. When a request is received, it shall be forwarded immediately to the department head and the Office of General Counsel for response.

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