HIPAA Deadline: Update Business Associate Agreements

Business associate agreements that have not already been updated as required by the HIPAA Omnibus Rule should be updated by September 22, 2014.

The Omnibus Rule changed and added mandatory language for  business associate contracts. The compliance date for the HIPAA Omnibus Rule had been September 23, 2013. Recognizing the burden on the industry in amending or entering into new business associate agreements, the Department of Health and Human Services permitted an additional year to update certain business associate agreements.