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HIPAA Exposure in equipment sale?/ NEW K&K WEBINAR SIGNUPS!!! (HIPAA / EMPLOYEE STUFF!)

October 27, 2015

Question:

Jennifer,

We are selling equipment that has patient information on it.  Service won't be here in time to delete.  Can the buyer pick it up?

Thanks, 
L

Answer:

I'm glad you flagged this as a question!  Most may just sell and not consider data saved!  Don't forget Affinity!  Affinity had to pay $1.2 million for forgetting to delete patient information from its copiers prior to returning!  A resolution worth considering so you do not hold up the sale is entering into a BAA with the purchaser to set contractual terms as to how the patient information will be maintained post-transfer.  Having a BAA in place would significantly limit exposure, especially if that BAA contains indemnification language - exculpating the seller from monetary exposure for a breach by purchaser.

Some food for thought!  Careful with your BAA; some offer more protections than others!

 
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