Customers and prospects often ask about Google Forms and its ability to be used a HIPAA compliant setting.
We know the HIPAA industry is vast so we can empathize with just how many people need to use cloud-based services in this sector.
In previous posts, we’ve covered the following cloud solutions and their capabilities for HIPAA compliance:
The purpose of this post is to determine if Google Forms offers HIPAA compliance or not.
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About Google Forms
Google Forms can be used to manage event registrations, create a quick opinion poll, and more.
Google and the Business Associate Agreement
We’ve previously talked about how a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) is a written contract between a Covered Entity and a Business Associate. It is required by law for HIPAA compliance.
We checked Google’s site and found a G Suite Administrator Help article called HIPAA Compliance with G Suite.
In the article, Google points out:
“Google offers a BAA covering Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive (including Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms)…”
Does Google Forms Offer HIPAA Compliant Service?
The Business Associate Agreement is a key component to HIPAA compliance between a Covered Entity and a Business Associate.
Since Google offers a BAA that covers Google Forms, we conclude that Google Forms is a HIPAA compliant service.
It’s important to note however, you must sign a BAA with Google to be HIPAA compliant.
Conclusion: Google Forms is HIPAA Compliant. Make sure you sign a BAA with Google.