Policies

Privacy and Security Policy

The Health Professions Council analyzes server logs for statistical purposes only and does not use this information to personally identify users.  Information and comments collected from web forms are subject to public disclosure under the Texas Public Information Act.  Non-governmental email addresses are not subject to disclosure unless the affected member of the public affirmatively consents to the disclosure of his or her e-mail address.

An individual is entitled, upon request, to the following:

  • Know if information has been collected about that individual;
  • The receipt and review of the information collected under sections 552.021 and 552.023 of the Government Code;
  • The correction of inaccurate information under section 559.004 of the Government Code.

All of the above are subject to any applicable exceptions.

 


Accessibility Policy

The Health Professions Council (HPC) is committed to making its Web site accessible to all users. To make the site more accessible, HPC includes several features designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities, including a descriptive text equivalent for images and other non-text elements which aids users who listen to the content of the site by using a screen reader. The website is designed for low bandwidth connections, with limited graphics and animated menus. To improve the accessibility, HPC tests any major redesign with multiple browsers.

HPC welcomes comments on how to improve the site’s accessibility for users with disabilities. If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on our Web site interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact the Accessibility Coordinator, at accessibility@hpc.state.tx.us.

Additional information about accessibility programs in Texas is available from the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities.


Disclaimer and Link Policy

This site may include facts, views, opinions or recommendations of individuals or organizations not affiliated with HPC. HPC does not endorse, guarantee, or warrant, either express or implied, the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of facts, views, opinions or recommendations on this website. The visitor uses this site and information provided on this site “as is,” without warranty of any kind. This site may point or link to other Internet sites located on servers maintained by third parties, which may be of interest to the site visitor. HPC makes no representations or warranty of any kind as to accuracy or any other aspect of the information contained on such Internet servers of site, and does not endorse the content, products, services, or viewpoints contained within these linked sites, and assumes no responsibility for their content.

Permission to reproduce from this website for noncommercial purposes is freely granted. This permission statement must be included in any noncommercial reproduction. Commercial use of any reproduction of any portion of this website is strictly prohibited.


File Viewing Information

DOC (MS Word): Documents formatted in Microsoft word processing software. A viewer for reading and printing these files is available from Microsoft’s Download Center.

HTML or HTM (HyperText Markup Language): The web versions of documents, complete with hyperlinks to referenced information, as available. Use these files if you want to read the document online with your browser.

PDF (Portable Document Format): A universal file format that preserves the look and layout of a printed document. These files are accessible through a free viewer published by Adobe. Select this file type if you want to print a copy of the document. PDF files cannot be edited electronically. For PDF accessibility options go to http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/index.html or access.adobe.com. The newest version of Acrobat Reader has the ability to read documents aloud.