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Business Associates

Business Associate is an individual or entity, that is not a workforce member of the University of Washington, that performs a service or activity “for” or “on behalf of” the University of Washington or UW Medicine, with or without compensation, that involves protected health information.

Tools to help department managers, contract owners, and contracting teams understand Business Associate Agreement requirements:

  • Business Associate Checklist for Harborview Medical Center 
  • Business Associate Checklist for the University of Washington 

When a Business Associate is required, the Business Associate Agreement language can either be incorporated into the contract or added as an Addendum. UW Medicine Supply Chain or other department executing the contract will assist you in this work. UW Medicine’s Business Associate Agreement template is available here: UW Medicine Business Associate Agreement. Vendor Business Associate Agreement templates or versions of UW Medicine’s template that include material changes must be reviewed by UW Medicine Compliance prior to execution.

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Although the University is not required to train Business Associates on our Privacy policies, UW Medicine Compliance has created a Vendor Confidentiality Agreement that managers can have employees of Business Associates sign.