Jennifer Snow | Farrow-Gillespie & Heath | Dallas, TX

HIPAA Law and Business Associates

HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates are facing increased obligations to securely maintain and handle protected health information. A health care entity subject to HIPAA rules must ensure that its contracts with a business associate that may receive protected health information include statutorily required assurances that the business associate will appropriately safeguard the information. That is, in a vendor contract, staffing contract, or services contract in which data provided to a party includes protected health information of any person, the contract that governs that transaction or relationship must include language of HIPAA compliance.

For more information, contact board-certified healthcare attorney Scott Chase.