Does Microsoft Teams enable HIPAA compliance?

There is no mention of HIPAA or Business Associate Agreements on the Teams homepage; however, a support article on the Microsoft website states that Teams is Tier-D compliant with HIPAA standards. 

As with Office 365, this basically means as long as users are on the right Microsoft plan, follow the appropriate practices, and sign a Microsoft Business Associate Agreement (BAA), the platform can be used in a way that complies with HIPAA regulations.

In order to enable HIPAA compliance for Office 365, users must be on one of the following plans: Microsoft 365 Business Premium, Microsoft 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 E3, Microsoft 365 E3, Office 365 E5, or Microsoft 365 E5.

Product description

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace within Office 365 that allows for instant communication, meetings, and data sharing with coworkers.

This web page was updated on March 22, 2024.


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