Business Associate Agreements

What is a Business Associate Agreement (BAA)?

A Business Associate Agreement (BAA), also known as a Business Associate Contract, is a written arrangement that specifies each party’s responsibilities when it comes to Protected Health Informtion (PHI).

When is a BAA Used?

The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires all Covered Entities to have a signed BAA with any vendor or contractor they hire that may come in contact with PHI.

Who Negotiates Clinical Research BAAs for UF?

The UF Office of Clinical Research (OCR) contracting team negotiates UF Clinical Research BAAs.