Business Associate Agreement Decision Tree
If termination of the contract or agreement is not possible, an affected entity must report the issue to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Please see our model contract for business partners. Transitional provisions for existing contracts. Covered companies (with the exception of small health insurance schemes) that entered into an existing contract (or other written agreement) with a trading partner before 15 October 2002 may enter into an existing contract (or other written agreement) with a trading partner up to one more year after the compliance date of 14 October 2002. April 2003, unless the contract is renewed or amended before April 14, 2003. 2003. This transitional period applies only to written contracts or other written agreements. Verbal contracts or other agreements are not eligible during the transition period. Covered entities with eligible contracts may continue to operate under such contracts with their counterparties until April 14, 2004 or until the agreement is renewed or amended, whichever comes first, whether or not the contract meets the applicable contractual requirements of the rule under paragraphs 45 CFR 164.502(e) and 164.504(e). Otherwise, a data subject company must comply with the data protection rule, e.B. only make authorized disclosures to the business partner and allow individuals to exercise their rights under the rule. See 45 CFR 164.532(d) and (e).