Yay! @JeffDrummond has blogged abt whether a BA can be liable for a #HIPAA breach when the client isn't a CE: http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/2015/12/can-business-associate-be-liable-for.html
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Biography

Jeffery P. Drummond’s areas of expertise include representing hospitals, physicians, laboratories, surgery centers, and other health care providers in transactional and regulatory matters. Jeff is involved in drafting contracts, negotiating business relationships, and analyzing healthcare regulations in the health care, pharmaceutical, and tax exemption areas. Jeff is also listed in the “red book” as nationally recognized bond counsel.

Jeff is best known for his expertise in HIPAA and medical record privacy, as well as other data privacy and security issues. He became a recognized expert in HIPAA while the regulations were very new, has been involved in the HIPAA compliance activities of hundreds of entities and institutions, and has drafted thousands of HIPAA forms, documents, agreements, and policies and procedures. It is possible that more practitioners are using Jeff’s HIPAA documents than any other HIPAA attorney, given that he drafted the form documents offered by the Texas Medical Association to its physician members. Jeff is a frequent speaker on HIPAA and cybersecurity issues, speaking to large and small healthcare entities, lawyers, and other vendors to the healthcare industry. Since 2002, Jeff has written a weblog on HIPAA matters at www.hipaablog.blogspot.com, and regularly tweets about HIPAA under the Twitter handle @JeffDrummond.

Jeff is also a contributing editor to D Magazine’s web publication “D Healthcare Daily,” a member of the editorial advisory board of “Report on Patient Privacy,” and was named a “Best Lawyer in Dallas” in the healthcare field in 2014 by D Magazine. Jeff is an adjunct professor in the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas, teaching a course on Healthcare Law, Policy and Regulation.

Practice Expertise

Jeff primarily serves clients in the health industry, specifically:

  • Non-profit, for-profit, and public hospitals
  • Surgery centers, imaging centers, dialysis centers, and other ancillary providers
  • Drug, device, and durable medical equipment developers and suppliers
  • Single-specialty and multi-specialty physician practices of all sizes
  • Technology companies and app developers in the health industry

Jeff provides a wide variety of services to his clients in the corporate, transactional, and regulatory areas, including advising clients regarding:

  • Entity formation, dissolution, and operations
  • Stark, Anti-Kickback, and other federal regulatory matters
  • Licensure and certification issues
  • Other healthcare regulatory compliance matters
  • HIPAA, HITECH, and GINA compliance matters
  • Data privacy risk analysis, policy development, implementation, and training
  • Medical record retention, protection, and destruction issues
  • Medical record and other data breach investigation and reporting

Career Highlights

Spotlight

Jeff has successfully represented numerous healthcare providers who have suffered data breaches, including direct negotiations with the Office for Civil Rights relating to potential HIPAA breaches. Jeff has also assisted companies in other industries with addressing potential data breach incidents involving the Gramm Leach Bliley Act and other data protection laws and regulations. In addition to federal regulatory issues, these incidents included potential notification requirements in multiple states and foreign jurisdictions.

  • Represented a hospital system and a dental practice in investigating, addressing, and remediating possible ransomware attacks.
  • Represented a medical school in investigating and responding to a potential breach of patient information.
  • Represented two large public hospitals in the formation of private-public service organizations to serve as Section 1115 Waiver organizations.
  • Represented multiple large single-specialty physician groups in mergers and consolidations.

Community

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Bond Counsel
  • State Bar of Texas – Health Law Section
  • Dallas Bar Association – Health Law Section, Chairman, 2001
  • Oak Hill Academy
    • Board of Trustees, 2007–2013
    • Chairman, 2010–2013
  • Oak Highlands Estates Homeowners’ Association
    • Board, 2011–Present
    • President, 2011–2015

News & Events

  • Mentions

    Jeff Drummond speaks to Medical Economics about HIPAA’s privacy rule

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  • Highlights

    US-EU Agree on Privacy Shield to Replace Invalidated Safe Harbor

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  • Events

    Sara Hollan Chelette, Jeff Drummond, and Virginia Mimmack Speak at Health Care Cybersecurity Event

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  • Mentions

    Jeff Drummond Quoted in ‘Report on Patient Privacy’ on Prevalence and Prevention of Protected Health Information Hacks

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  • Events

    Sara Hollan Chelette and Jeff Drummond Speak at CIO Security Lunch & Learn

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  • Client Results

    Jackson Walker Represents Air Methods in Acquisition of San Antonio AirLIFE

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  • Attorney News

    Jeff Drummond Published in ‘Dallas Medical Journal’ on Medical Privacy Rights of Minors

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  • Attorney News

    Jeff Drummond Quoted in ‘The Dallas Morning News’ on Medical Identity Theft

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  • Attorney News

    Jeff Drummond Quoted in ‘Report on Patient Privacy’ on Anthem Data Breach

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  • Press release

    Jeff Drummond Appointed to Editorial Board of ‘Report on Patient Privacy’

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    Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 2014 Best Lawyers in Dallas

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  • Attorney News

    Wired in to the health industry

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  • Press release

    Jeff Drummond and Jim Griffin Speak on Health Reform After the Election

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    Jeff Drummond Quoted in ‘Report on Patient Privacy’ on Risk Analysis

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    Jeff Drummond and Jim Griffin Speak on the Affordable Care Act

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  • Press release

    Jeff Drummond Speaks on the Impact of White House Health Care

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