HIPAA Tip of the Month: Business Associates – Part 1

October 7th, 2013|

How do I determine who is a business associate?

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Privacy Rule defines a business associate as a person, other than a member of a covered entity’s workforce, who:

(1) Creates, receives, maintains, or transmits protected health information (PHI) for a function or activity regulated […]