NOTE: Terms of the Business Associate Agreement have been communicated within the Terms and Conditions to which the Customer accepted and agreed to as part of PARiConnect registration and setup. There may be occasional references in the agreement below that pertain to that more comprehensive document.
Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. (“PAR”), 16204 N Florida Avenue, Lutz, FL 33549, duly registered as a Florida corporation authorized to do business therein (hereinafter “Business Associate”), and PARiConnect Customer(s), (hereinafter “Customer(s)”), of various addresses throughout the world, expressly agree as follows:
Whereas,Business Associate has, is, and does provide an online, automated computer assessment platform, with Web-based access, hereafter called PARiConnect, for use by PAR Customer(s). Such PAR Customer(s) may enter client data onto PARiConnect, and such client data may contain individually identifiable protected health information (hereinafter “Client PHI”) as defined by § 164.501 of the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, 45 C.F.R. Parts 160 through 164, as modified by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009, Public Law 111-005 (“the HITECH Act”), and other applicable laws and regulations.
Whereas, Customer(s), in order to meet its obligations to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), the privacy and security regulations promulgated under Title II, Subtitle F, §§ 261-264 of HIPAA, the administrative regulations issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) as found in 45 C.F.R. Parts 160 through 164 (hereinafter HIPAA or DHHS regulations), and the HITECH Act, as such laws and regulations may be amended from time to time, seeks reasonable assurances from Business Associate that Business Associate will comply with the portions of those laws and regulations made applicable to business associates by the HITECH Act.
Whereas, Customer(s) and Business Associate will accomplish the need for Customer(s) to have access to online assessments available within PARiConnect as called for by this Agreement by electronically transmitting and receiving data in agreed formats and to assure that such transactions comply with relevant laws and regulations.
NOW, THEREFORE, the parties agree as follows:
From its modest beginnings in Bob and Cathy Smith's home 40 years ago, PAR has grown into a leading publisher of psychological assessment materials designed to help our Customers better serve their clients.