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Business Associate Agreement Hipaa Compliant

An insured health care provider, health plan or health care clearing house may be a counterparty to another covered entity. The Department of Health & Human Services defines a counterparty as “a natural or legal person who performs certain functions or activities that involve the use or disclosure of protected health information on behalf of or that provides services to a covered entity.” (f) [Optional] The counterparty may disclose protected health information for the proper management and management of the counterparty or to fulfil the counterparty`s legal obligations, provided that the disclosures are required by law or that the counterparty receives reasonable assurances from the person to whom the information is disclosed that the information remains confidential and that it is only used at that time or shall be communicated to the person for the purposes for which it was used and the person shall inform the counterparty of all cases of which he or she is aware, in which the confidentiality of the information has been breached. . . .

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