What to Do When Your Business Associate Experiences a Breach

May 21, 2024

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As a HIPAA covered entity, your health center thought it had protected itself when disclosing protected health information (PHI) to a business associate by executing a business associate agreement (BAA) with all the HIPAA required provisions. Everything seemed fine…until the business associate experienced a breach. Maybe your health center knew immediately because access to the systems or services provided by the business associate stopped or slowed or maybe the business associate notified your health center of a “potential security incident” it is investigating.

Given the increased number in cybersecurity attacks and the growing reliance on business associates to provide various functions, activities and services for health centers, this webinar will prepare health centers to respond when a business associate experiences a breach. The presentation will cover determining whether the health center or the business associate should make the breach-related HIPAA notifications, whether to notify the health center’s cybersecurity insurance carrier, and whether the health center should continue to contract with the business associate after a breach. The presentation will also include guidance on BAA provisions that can protect health centers should their business associate experience a breach.  Join us for this timely discussion on how to protect your health center when a business associate experiences a breach.   

Please note: Health Center Compliance Premium Plan Subscribers receive a 10% discount when registering for this webinar. For more information on our Premium Plan, click here or contact us.

The on-demand version of this webinar will be available for purchase after the conclusion of the live webinar. 

Target Audience

  • HIPAA Privacy Officers
  • HIPAA Security Officers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Health Center Directors
  • Medical records staff
  • Administrative and/or office staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Determine whether to accept a business associate’s offer to make breach-related HIPAA notifications
  • Evaluate whether to terminate a contract with a business associate after a breach
  • Update your health center’s BAA template with provisions that protect your health center should your business associate experience a breach
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/21/2024 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/21/2024 - 2:00pm EDT

Dianne Pledgie

Dianne Pledgie serves as Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s Health Care practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas, and reflect the organization’s culture. Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2. She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.20 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 3 of the polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, we will email you your CPE Certificate within two (2) weeks.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: HIPAA Privacy Officers, HIPAA Security Officers, Compliance Officers, health center directors, medical records staff, administrative and/or office staff
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to three (3) out of five (5) polling questions.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance


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