HIPAA: Business Associates
Health centers regularly contract with vendors and other third parties that perform functions or activities on their behalf, or that provide a variety of important services. When those functions or services involve the use or disclosure of protected health information (PHI), the contractor may qualify as the health center’s business associate under HIPAA.
The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires covered entities (like health centers) to obtain “satisfactory assurances” that their business associates will appropriately safeguard the PHI they create or receive. Those “satisfactory assurances” are typically memorialized in a contract called a “business associate agreement” (BAA) between the covered entity and business associate.
This webinar will explain how health centers can properly identify their business associates, describe health center obligations with respect to business associates, and highlight important points to consider when negotiating BAAs.
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- Health Center Leadership/C-Suite
- General Counsel
- Clinical Leadership
- Compliance and Privacy Officers
- Other Staff Assisting with Contracting
- Health Center Partners and Collaborators
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Identify contractors that qualify as “business associates” under HIPAA;
- Discuss health center rights and obligations with respect to business associates; and
- Describe required and optional terms for inclusion in business associate agreements (BAAs).
DAVID A. BENDER
David is an associate in the Health Law and Federal Grants practice groups, David assists in matters pertaining to litigation and compliance by conducting legal research and drafting documents that further client interests. David works on a wide variety of issues affecting Federally Qualified Health Centers and other federal grantees, including those relating to the False Claims Act, the Federal Tort Claims Act, HIPAA, Medicare and Medicaid overpayments, and OMB cost principles. [Full Bio]
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