May 1, 2020

The Texas Health and Human Services system requires contractors with direct access into a state computer system or database to complete a cybersecurity training program certified by the Department of Information Resources. This is defined in Section 2054.5192 of the Texas Government Code. It pertains to contracts and renewals executed on, or after, June 14, 2019. “Contractor” includes any officer, employee or subcontractor.

HHSC, Long Term Care contractors must complete HHS Form 3834, Written Acknowledgement of Completion of Cybersecurity Training Program. They must submit the form to Access and Eligibility Services – Eligibility Operations Provider Contract Management.

HHS has published Information Letter 2020-20, Requirement to complete DIR-Certified Cybersecurity Training Program (PDF). Please review the letter for more information.