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Standard: Healthcare Component
If a covered entity is a hybrid entity, the requirements of this part apply only to the health care component(s) of the entity.
Application of other provisions
In applying a provision of this part, other than the requirements of this section, §§164.314, and 164.504, to a hybrid entity:
The covered entity that is a hybrid entity must ensure that a health care component of the entity complies with the applicable requirements of this part. In particular, and without limiting this requirement, such covered entity must ensure that:
Responsibilities of the covered entity
A covered entity that is a hybrid entity has the following responsibilities:
Standard: Affiliated Covered Entities
Legally separate covered entities that are affiliated may designate themselves as a single covered entity for purposes of this part.
Requirements for designation of an affiliated covered entity
An affiliated covered entity must ensure that it complies with the applicable requirements of this part, including, if the affiliated covered entity combines the functions of a health plan, health care provider, or health care clearinghouse.
A covered entity must maintain a written or electronic record of a designation.
Implementation specification: Retention period
A covered entity must retain the documentation as required for six (6) years from the date of its creation or the date when it last was in effect, whichever is later.
45 CFR § 164.105