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Should my cleaning company sign a BAA?

Provided by:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.

June 13, 2019

 

 

Question:


Jennifer, 

Does my cleaning company need to sign a Business Associate Agreement?  They are in our space unsupervised. 

Thanks, 
Dr. K

Answer:

Yes, absolutely.  The cleaning company should enter into a business associate agreement.  Their personnel are in the premises unsupervised, as you point out, and has access to all patient PHI.   If you do not have a basic BAA for use, you can get one from our forms page, here - http://kirschenbaumesq.com/page/practice-compliance.  Any party with more than "incidental" access needs to sign a BAA. 

For a deeper dive on HIPAA and access to PHI, check out Tuesday's webinar (CONDUCTING AND IMPLEMENTING SECURITY RISK ASSESSMENT RECOMMENDATIONS)
available HEREhttps://www.youtube.com/embed/8_djEyIqtyc?rel=0.     

Looking for the KK Healthcare Exchange?  Click Here. 

MISSED OUR RECENT WEBINARS?  CLICK HERE ANYTIME!
Looking for HIPAA and compliance forms?  
Click here to visit our website.
Have a question or comment for Jennifer?
Contact Jennifer at Jennifer@Kirschenbaumesq.com or  at (516) 747-6700 x. 302.
Interested in having Jennifer speak at an event or
at a residency/fellowship program?
Contact Jennifer directly at (516) 747-6700 x. 302 or at Jennifer@Kirschenbaumesq.com
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Should my cleaning company sign a BAA? - June 13, 2019 - Jennifer Kirschenbaum

Article

Should my cleaning company sign a BAA?

Provided by:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.

June 13, 2019

 

 

Question:


Jennifer, 

Does my cleaning company need to sign a Business Associate Agreement?  They are in our space unsupervised. 

Thanks, 
Dr. K

Answer:

Yes, absolutely.  The cleaning company should enter into a business associate agreement.  Their personnel are in the premises unsupervised, as you point out, and has access to all patient PHI.   If you do not have a basic BAA for use, you can get one from our forms page, here - http://kirschenbaumesq.com/page/practice-compliance.  Any party with more than "incidental" access needs to sign a BAA. 

For a deeper dive on HIPAA and access to PHI, check out Tuesday's webinar (CONDUCTING AND IMPLEMENTING SECURITY RISK ASSESSMENT RECOMMENDATIONS)
available HEREhttps://www.youtube.com/embed/8_djEyIqtyc?rel=0.     

Looking for the KK Healthcare Exchange?  Click Here. 

MISSED OUR RECENT WEBINARS?  CLICK HERE ANYTIME!
Looking for HIPAA and compliance forms?  
Click here to visit our website.
Have a question or comment for Jennifer?
Contact Jennifer at Jennifer@Kirschenbaumesq.com or  at (516) 747-6700 x. 302.
Interested in having Jennifer speak at an event or
at a residency/fellowship program?
Contact Jennifer directly at (516) 747-6700 x. 302 or at Jennifer@Kirschenbaumesq.com
Click here to learn about
K&K's Prepaid Legal Audit/Investigation Defense Now!