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Business Associate Agreement (BAA)

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the regulations issued under HIPAA are a set of U.S. healthcare laws that establish requirements for the use, disclosure, and safeguarding of individually identifiable health information. The scope of HIPAA was extended with the enactment of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009.

HIPAA applies to covered entities (specifically, health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses) that create, receive, maintain, transmit, or access patients’ protected health information (PHI). HIPAA further applies to business associates of covered entities that perform certain functions or activities involving PHI as part of providing services to the covered entity or on behalf of the covered entity.

When a covered entity engages the services of a service provider, such as LISS, the service provider would be a business associate under HIPAA.

  • Business Associate Agreement – Last Updated 10/01/2022 [View]