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The HIPAA Toolkit

August 1, 2019

Business associates

What is a business associate?

A wide range of entities that provide services to or perform functions on behalf of health care providers and other covered entities are “business associates” subject to the requirements of HIPAA’s Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules. A business associate is defined as any person, other than a member of the covered entity’s workforce, or entity that:

  • On behalf of a covered …

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