Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 24, 2019
September 24, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #42

Resolution R-19-138 Approving a Standard HIPPA Business Associate Agreement and Providing for Delegation of Authority to Execute the Standard Agreement


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Jacob Saur, Acting Public Safety Director

Action Requested

Adoption of Resolution R-19-138 approving a standard HIPAA Business Associate Agreement and authorizing the Director of Public Safety to execute the Agreements.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion
As the provider of Manatee County Public Safety, Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) are required in an instance in which the County hires a third-party vendor to perform activities, functions, or services that involve access to, use, or the creation of protected health information.  Since BAAs are executed multiple times on an as-needed basis, Resolution R-19-138 delegates to the Director of Public Safety Department the limited authority to execute this form BAA without Board approval.  Under this Resolution it will be the duty of the Department Director to provide an annual list to the Board documenting each time this form BAA has been executed.    

HIPAA requires a healthcare provider ("Covered Entity") and any third-party vendor ("Business Associate") that performs services for, or on behalf of, a Covered Entity and has access to or creates a patient's protected health information in the performance of these services to enter into a Business Associate Agreement for the protection of the privacy and security of protected health information.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return the executed Resolution R-19-138 to Lisa Crabtree, Sr. Administrative Specialist, Public Safety, x 1644, lisa.crabtree@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$0.00 001.0006900

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  CAO Response.pdf
Attachment:  R-19-138.pdf
Attachment:  FORM BAA.pdf