DISCLAIMER

07-0472R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FORM OF AGREEMENT PROVIDING FOR A BUSINESS ASSOCIATE AGREEMENT UNDER HIPAA.

BY COUNCILOR NESS:

     RESOLVED, that the chief administrative officer, or his/her designee, is hereby authorized to utilize in the regular course of business, and sign on behalf of the city, a form of agreement to be substantially in the form of Public Document No. __________________ on file in the office of the city clerk providing for a business associate agreement under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes the form of agreement providing for a business associate agreement under federal law. This agreement will be utilized by the human resource division in order to share medical data in accordance with HIPAA. This agreement is similar to an agreement the city currently has with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota.