Reminder: Update Your “Grandfathered” HIPAA Business Associate Agreements

ARTICLE BY: Emily M. Hord McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC In January 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published its Final Rule, which significantly increased the privacy and security responsibilities for the “business associates” of “covered entities,” as those terms are defined by HIPAA. A provision within the Final Rule mandated that…