In the event that PHI is accessed under the responsibility of the counterparty by persons who are not authorized to post the information, the counterparty is required to notify the entity concerned of the violation and may be required to send notifications to persons whose PHI has been compromised. The timing and reporting responsibilities should be detailed in the agreement. While it may seem reasonable to have a short window of opportunity to report an offence, remember that BA may not be aware of the injury until a few days later. CONSIDERING that the parties have previously entered into certain agreements or agreements («agreements») relating to the provision of services (which may include transaction services and maintenance of hardware and/or software products) («services»), involving the use and/or disclosure of protected health information; and a «counterparty» is a natural organization or organization (with another person in an insured business) that performs certain functions or activities on behalf of a covered entity or provides certain services involving consideration access to PHI. A «business partner» also includes a subcontractor who creates, receives, manages or transfers PHI on behalf of another counterparty. Counterparties` functions and activities include: processing or managing receivables; Data analysis, processing or management Checking usage Quality assurance Settlement of accounts Benefit management Practice management and reassessment. The services provided by the counterparties may include: actuarial; Accounting; The council data aggregation Administration medical, administrative transport; Accreditation and financially. (f) [optional] Counterparties may provide protected health information for the proper management and management of the counterparty or to fulfil the legal obligations of the counterparty; where the information is prescribed by law or the consideration receives from the person to whom the information is disclosed, reasonable assurances that the information will remain confidential and that it will not be disclosed until then, in accordance with the law or for the purposes for which it was disclosed to the person, and that the person informs the counterpart of any case where the confidentiality of the information has been violated.