Business Associate Agreement

This Agreement is made effective as of , by and between ("Covered Entity") and Atlanta Speech Therapy, LLC DBA Entrepreneurial SLP ("Business Associate"). The purpose of this Agreement is to ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and its implementing regulations.

1. Definitions

  • Protected Health Information (PHI): Information about a patient's health that can identify the patient.
  • Breach: Unauthorized acquisition, access, use, or disclosure of PHI.
  • HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended.
  • HITECH Act: Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.

2. Obligations of Business Associate

  • Use and Disclosure: Business Associate will only use or disclose PHI as needed to perform the services outlined in the Agreement, comply with legal requirements, or as otherwise permitted by this Agreement.
  • Safeguards: Business Associate will use appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy and security of PHI.
  • Reporting: Business Associate will report any unauthorized use or disclosure of PHI to Covered Entity promptly, and no later than 30 days after discovery.
  • Subcontractors: Business Associate will ensure that any subcontractors agree to the same restrictions and conditions that apply to Business Associate with respect to PHI.

3. Obligations of Covered Entity

  • Notice of Privacy Practices: Covered Entity will notify Business Associate of any limitations in its notice of privacy practices that may affect Business Associate‚Äôs use or disclosure of PHI.
  • Revocation of Permission: Covered Entity will inform Business Associate of any changes or revocation of permission by an individual to use or disclose their PHI.
  • Restrictions: Covered Entity will notify Business Associate of any restrictions to the use or disclosure of PHI that Covered Entity has agreed to.

4. Term and Termination

  • Term: This Agreement will remain in effect until terminated by either party.
  • Termination for Cause: If either party breaches a material term of this Agreement, the other party may terminate the Agreement if the breach is not cured within 30 days.
  • Effect of Termination: Upon termination, Business Associate will return or destroy all PHI received from, or created or received on behalf of, Covered Entity.

5. Miscellaneous

  • Governing Law: This Agreement will be governed by the laws of .
  • Amendments: This Agreement may be amended only in writing signed by both parties.
  • Survival: The obligations of Business Associate under this Agreement will survive the termination of this Agreement.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the date first above written.

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Signed by Nesh Frazer
Signed On: June 22, 2024

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Document name: Business Associate Agreement
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