As per new HIPAA rules, Business Associates are now covered directly under the Privacy Rule’s use and disclosure limitations and the Security Rule’s safeguard provisions, and will be responsible for their own compliance with the regulations and may be held directly liable for any violations of the regulations. The new requirements have a direct impact on what needs to be put into the business associate agreements you establish. In addition, other changes put into effect new rights of individuals to receive electronic copies of information held electronically, ask for certain restrictions on disclosures, and other capabilities that Business Associates may need to provide for their covered entity clients.
All kinds of covered entities, and now, business associates of covered entities as well, need to review their HIPAA compliance, policies, and procedures to see if they are prepared to meet the changes in the rules. In addition, we'll discuss what covered entities should do to ensure good practices by their Business Associates in order to avoid the considerable expense of breaches.
Register for this 60-minute audio conference where our expert Jim Sheldon-Dean, will review new regulations with their effects on usual practices for Business Associates and their relationships with covered entities. Jim will describe the kinds of entities that now qualify as Business Associates. He will explain what a Business Associate needs to do differently under the new regulations, provide a policy framework for information security, show what policies need to be changed and how, and describe the required and recommended elements of a Business Associate Agreement. The new enforcement penalty structure and the latest plans for audits by HHS OCR will be described and a plan for being prepared for audits will be discussed.
Here's What You'll Learn:
Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.
Who should attend? Compliance Manager, HIPAA Officer, Chief Information Officer, Health Information Manager, Medical Office Manager, Medical Practice Lawyer, CFO, CEO, COO. Privacy Officer, Information Security Officer
- Duane C. Abbey, Ph.D.
- Rob J. Thurston ,
- Thomas J. Force, Esq.
- Barbara J. Zabawa, JD, MPH
- Dr. Dreama Sloan-Kelly, MD, CCS
- John Burke,
Jim Sheldon-Dean is the founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC, a Vermont-based consulting firm founded in 1982, providing information privacy and security regulatory compliance services to a wide variety of health care entities. He is a frequent speaker regarding HIPAA, including speaking engagements at numerous regional and national healthcare association conferences and conventions and the annual NIST/OCR HIPAA Security Conference. Sheldon-Dean has more...
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