Kerry L. Moskol quoted in article “Strategic Perspectives: Attorneys Are Business Associates, Too; PHI Must Be Kept Safe”Health Law Daily 11/24/15
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Moskol provided several scenarios in which attorneys can be considered BAs, including attorney representation of health care providers dealing with informed consent, end-of-life, guardianship, peer review, and corrective action issues, along with instances involving of breaches of medical information. However, she was careful to point out, “Non-health care attorneys may also find themselves functioning as a business associate.” She provided examples such as benefits attorneys who obtain patient information while representing health plans, labor and employment attorneys helping providers investigate employees, and litigation attorneys representing CEs in cases dealing with insurance coverage.
Originally published in Health Law Daily, November 24, 2015