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Business Associate Agreement (BAA)

2 signers
1 Covered Entity
2 Business Associate
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Creating a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) Is Now Easy

A Business Associate Agreement is a legal contract between an individual and a healthcare provider. This contract is a critical component of any organization’s efforts to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Here the individual or organization that will receive access to, transmit, or store Protected Health Information as part of its services for the provider.
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Who needs a Business Associate Agreement?

If a third-party organization has access to PHI in the normal course of their delegated work, they are a business associate and need to sign a Business Associate Agreement. The employees of that organization don’t need to sign the contract, because they are part of your company and aren’t considered business associates themselves. As an employer, you need to train your employees on how to maintain the integrity and sanctity of protected health information.

What's the actual purpose of a Business Associate Agreement?

The purpose of a BAA is to share medical records in a secure manner between 2 parties. It’s essential as per HIPAA law that the agreement requires the business associate to assume all liability in the event of a security breach. In case of a breach, the business associate has 60 days to notify and will assume the financial damages in accordance with HIPAA penalties.
covered entity

Covered Entity

This is an entity that provides products or services used to provide medical treatment or collect health information about individual or group of people.

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Business Associate

An organization that creates, receives, maintains, and transmits PHI on behalf of a covered entity.

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Associate Sub-Contractor

This is an organization that creates, receives, maintains, and transmits PHI on behalf of a Business Associate.

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BAA Template

Creating a BAA agreement can be complex and very tricky. Our template can help you create your next agreement with ease.

FAQ About Our Business Associate Agreement Template

After an agreement terminates, all patient health information is required to be returned to the covered entity or destroyed by the business associate

A Business Associate/Subcontractor’s failure to meet the requirements of an agreement could result in termination of the contractor.

Using our template is simple. You just need to download the template, edit as per your need and that’s it. 

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