Employees : Business Associates

Business Associates

What is a Business Associate?

A business associate (BA) can be any University vendor that either:

  • receives protected health information (PHI) from the University or another BA;
  • provides accounting, accreditation, actuarial, administrative, consulting, data aggregation, management, financial, or legal services; or
  • uses or discloses PHI on behalf of the University.

To Do Business with a New Vendor

  1. Complete the Business Associates Web Form
  2. Send a copy of the contract between the vendor and the University either via:

         a) fax at 305-243-7487 or
         b) email hipaaprivacy@med.miami.edu

We will then determine if a business associate agreement is required and begin the process, if necessary.