Are All of Your Business Associate Agreements in Place?

March 30, 2005

The HIPAA privacy regulations requires that any covered entity must enter in to a business associate agreement with any third party who may have access to a patient’s PHI (Protected Health Information). I am finding that many physician practices are not in compliance with this rule. For a sample business associate agreement, go to:

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/contractprov.html.

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