[In addition to other permitted purposes, the parties should indicate whether the counterparty has the right to use protected health information to identify the information referred to in CFR 164.514(a)-(c). The parties may also wish to indicate how the counterparty will anonymize the information and the uses and disclosures of anonymous information authorized by the counterparty.] Transitional provisions for existing contracts. Covered companies (with the exception of small health plans) that entered into an existing contract (or other written agreement) with counterparty before October 15, 2002 may continue to work for up to an additional year beyond the compliance date of April 14, 2003, unless the contract is renewed or amended before April 14, 2003. 2003. This transitional period applies only to written contracts or other written agreements. Oral contracts or other arrangements are not eligible for the transition period. Entities covered by eligible contracts may continue to operate under such contracts with their counterparties until April 14, 2004 or April 14, 2004 or until the renewal or amendment of the contract, whichever is earlier, whether or not the contract meets the applicable contractual requirements under 45 CFR 164.502(e) and 164.504(e). Otherwise, a data subject entity must comply with the data protection rule, for example.B. only make permitted advertisements towards the counterparty and allow individuals to exercise their rights in accordance with the rule. See 45 CFR 164.532 (d) and (e). According to the law, the HIPC data protection rule only applies to covered companies – health plans, clearing houses for healthcare and certain healthcare providers.
However, most health care providers and health plans do not perform all of their health activities and functions themselves. Instead, they often use the services of a large number of other people or companies.