Under provisions of the Texas Public Information Act ("PIA"), (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552), the Chancellor and the President of each U.T. System component institution are the officers for public information. The President may delegate this authority under the PIA to another UTMB employee who will serve as the UTMB Public Information Officer.
Since the law requires adherence to strict deadlines for responses to requests for public information, written requests for public information received by any UTMB employee must be forwarded to the Public Information Officer or his/her designee within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt.
Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination for employees; a termination of employment relationship in the case of contractors or consultants; or suspension or expulsion in the case of a student. Additionally, individuals may be subject to loss of access privileges and civil and/or criminal prosecution.
Please visit UTMB's Institutional Policy Handbook for further information regarding requesting public information.