HHS Issues Model Privacy Notices: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

HHS Issues Model Privacy Notices: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Just in time for the September 23, 2013, deadline for compliance with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a set of model notices of privacy practices for health care providers and group health plans, available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/modelnotices.html

A Business Associate Agreement Dilemma: To Indemnify or Not to Indemnify – Ten Considerations

By | HIPAA, HITECH & HIT | October 1, 2013
A Business Associate Agreement Dilemma: To Indemnify or Not to Indemnify – Ten Considerations

A party (Party) to a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) or Subcontractor Agreement (SCA), whether a covered entity (CE), business associate (BA) or  subcontractor (SC), may struggle with the question as to whether to agree to, demand, request, submit to, negotiate or permit, an indemnification provision (Provision) respecting the counterparty (Counterparty) under a BAA or SCA.