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HIPAA: Update Your BAAs Now

Right now–in fact, this very minute–would be an excellent time to double-check your group health plan’s business associate agreements for compliance with the latest HIPAA privacy and security regulations. Covered entities that had written agreements with business associates in place prior to January 25, 2013 have enjoyed a grace period of deemed compliance with the most recent regulations concerning documentation of BAAs. September 22, 2014 marks the end of this transitional period. If your group health plan took advantage of this grace period, there’s still time to get your BAAs in order before the deadline runs out!