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Federal regulation 45CFR164.308 is what requires the associate’s agreement. Below is a portion of the federal regulation specifying this.
(1) Standard: Business associate contracts and other arrangements.
A covered entity, in accordance with Sec. 164.306, may permit a business associate to create,
receive, maintain, or transmit electronic protected health information on the covered
entity’s behalf only if the covered entity obtains satisfactory assurances, in accordance
with Sec. 164.314(a) that the business associate will appropriately safeguard the information.
(2) This standard does not apply with respect to–
(i) The transmission by a covered entity of electronic protected health information to a
health care provider concerning the treatment of an individual.
(ii) The transmission of electronic protected health information by a group health plan or
an HMO or health insurance issuer on behalf of a group health plan to a plan sponsor, to
the extent that the requirements of Sec. Sec. 164.314(b) and 164.504(f) apply and are met; or
(iii) The transmission of electronic protected health information from or to other agencies
providing the services at Sec. 164.502(e)(1)(ii)(C), when the covered entity is a health
plan that is a government program providing public benefits, if the requirements of Sec. 164.502(e)(1)(ii)(C) are met.