HIPAA: How to Avoid Becoming an Accidental Business Associate

Production Date: June 05, 2017 Practice Areas: Health Care Law and Administrative Law Estimated Length: 5478 minutes


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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) governs how the personal health information of patients must be safeguarded by health care providers, insurers and their business associates “BAs.” Attorneys are frequently “Business Associates” of health care providers and insurers, sometimes unintentionally. Under HIPAA’s 2013 omnibus regulations, attorneys now have significant HIPAA compliance obligations.  

If you as an attorney provide services to any “Covered Entity” under HIPAA, failure to comply with your HIPAA obligations can lead to very significant civil money penalties, professional misconduct liability and ethics violations. In this course, attorneys Christopher Ezold and Melanie Bork Graham will cover the regulatory obligations of attorneys as business associates under HIPAA, how to comply, and the misconduct and ethics issues that exist in tandem with the regulatory obligations.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand HIPAA’s 2013 omnibus regulations
  2. Review what it means to be a “business associate” under HIPAA
  3. Discuss how to comply with the regulatory obligations of attorneys as business associates under HIPAA 
Andrew C.
Loveland, OH

Great presentation! Laid back, clear and informative.

Edward C.
Manhattan, NY

Great discussion of a dense area - this was extremely helpful. I'd welcome other CLE by this team.

Estelle M.
Brooklyn, NY


Charis O.
Maybrook, NY

Good information on how electronic footprints can expose privileged material to discovery.

Steven P.
New York, NY


Susan M. B.
Massapequa, NY

Christopher and Melanie worked extremely well together. I enjoyed the way they shared the stage, rather than speak separately. Very interesting material presented in an engaging manner.

Shelley K.
Gary, IN

The presenters did a very good job of covering the important points of this complex topic.

Gay M.
Sunnyvale, CA


Elaine W.
Uniondale, NY

Very informative!

Deborah G.
Mendham, NJ

Well organized for complex subject!

Mark C.
Forest Hills, NY


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Queens, NY


Alexandra P.
Miami, FL

Very dense, but I’m glad I attended.

Dennis G.
Carlton, MN

This was a helpful presentation but I will probably be watching again before taking action to review how we handle that data.

Steven K.
Northport, NY

Great for my area of practice, learned some new things.

Bruce M.
White Plains, NY

The lecturers worked very well together.

george w.
New York, NY

limited market, but extremely useful to firms concerned

Grover O.
Arnold, MD

Excellent, very knowledgeable presenters!

Joy A.
Cliffwood, NJ

great presentation

Diana K.
Oceanside, NY

Both presenters very knowledgeable. Great overview.

Kaethe W.
Muskogee, OK

Good information

Allison A.
Austin, TX

Great course

Vincent D.
Easton, MD

These guys did a great job of making a dense topic enjoyable and understandable.

Elliot F.
Tucson, AZ

Good coverage of complex material.

Cara T.
Huntersville, NC

Excellent program and overview of this complex topic. Great faculty.

Michael V.
Clifton forge, VA

the team of 2 presenters work well together. worthwhile CLE

Eugene A C.
Herndon, VA

Presenters crammed a lot of info and suggestions into their 90 minute program.

Franck C.
Wellington, FL

Very Informative presentation