Covered entities and Business Associates (BA) are required to have Business Associate Agreement contracts in place effective February 17, 2010. Chiropractic practices are considered covered entities.
Most have Business Associates (non-employees who have potential access to sensitive data such as patient records). Common Business Associates are cleaning personnel, repairmen, IT guys, and just about any vendor who enters your office that may have access to your data without your knowledge. For a full discussion of the Business Associate Agreement, see my blog post on Mandatory HIPAA Updates Required by Chiropractors.
WHAT THIS EBOOK CONTAINS
A copy of my Sample Business Associate Agreement that I use with my clients, updated for the recent HITECH Act changes (2009). If your BA Agreement is older than that, it’s likely invalid due to the fact that it doesn’t have the latest changes.
Simply, open the Word Document, change the names and any relevant info to your clinic and you are on your way! For those who would like to have an attorney review your document, this will save you time and money from having them draft one from scratch.
Cost: $14.97 – Sample Business Associate Agreement (Click to Buy)