45 CFR 170.502 - Definitions.

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§ 170.502 Definitions.
For the purposes of this subpart:
Applicant means a single organization or a consortium of organizations that seeks to become an ONC-ACB by submitting an application for ONC-ACB status to the National Coordinator.
Deployment site means the physical location where a Complete EHR, EHR Module(s) or other type of HIT resides or is being or has been implemented.
Development site means the physical location where a Complete EHR, EHR Module(s) or other type of HIT was developed.
Gap certification means the certification of a previously certified Complete EHR or EHR Module(s) to:
(1) All applicable new and/or revised certification criteria adopted by the Secretary at subpart C of this part based on the test results of a NVLAP-accredited testing laboratory; and
(2) All other applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary at subpart C of this part based on the test results used to previously certify the Complete EHR or EHR Module(s).
ONC-Approved Accreditor or ONC-AA means an accreditation organization that the National Coordinator has approved to accredit certification bodies under the permanent certification program.
ONC-Authorized Certification Body or ONC-ACB means an organization or a consortium of organizations that has applied to and been authorized by the National Coordinator pursuant to this subpart to perform the certification of Complete EHRs, EHR Module(s), and/or other types of HIT under the permanent certification program.
Providing or provide an updated certification means the action taken by an ONC-ACB to ensure that the developer of a previously certified EHR Module(s) shall update the information required by § 170.523(k)(1)(i), after the ONC-ACB has verified that the certification criterion or criteria to which the EHR Module(s) was previously certified have not been revised and that no new certification criteria adopted for privacy and security are applicable to the EHR Module(s).
Remote certification means the use of methods, including the use of web-based tools or secured electronic transmissions, that do not require an ONC-ACB to be physically present at the development or deployment site to conduct certification.
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Effective Date Note:
At 77 FR 54291, Sept. 4, 2012, § 170.502 was amended by revising the definition of “providing or provide an updated certification”, effective Oct. 4, 2012. For the convenience of the user, the revised text is set forth as follows:
§ 170.502 Definitions.
Providing or provide an updated certification means the action taken by an ONC-ACB to ensure that the developer of a previously certified EHR Module(s) shall update the information required by § 170.523(k)(1)(i), after the ONC-ACB has verified that the certification criterion or criteria to which the EHR Module(s) was previously certified have not been revised and that no new certification criteria are applicable to the EHR Module(s).

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  • 2014-09-11; vol. 79 # 176 - Thursday, September 11, 2014
    1. 79 FR 54430 - 2014 Edition Release 2 Electronic Health Record (EHR) Certification Criteria and the ONC HIT Certification Program; Regulatory Flexibilities, Improvements, and Enhanced Health Information Exchange
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      Final rule.
      This rule is effective October 14, 2014, except for the amendments to the amendatory instruction number 3 amendment to § 170.102, the amendments to §§ 170.205, 170.207, 170.210, 170.302, 170.304, 170.306, and the amendatory instruction number 18 amendment to § 170.550, which are effective on March 1, 2015. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of October 14, 2014.
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Title 45 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 45 CFR 170 after this date.

  • 2014-09-11; vol. 79 # 176 - Thursday, September 11, 2014
    1. 79 FR 54430 - 2014 Edition Release 2 Electronic Health Record (EHR) Certification Criteria and the ONC HIT Certification Program; Regulatory Flexibilities, Improvements, and Enhanced Health Information Exchange
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Office of the Secretary
      Final rule.
      This rule is effective October 14, 2014, except for the amendments to the amendatory instruction number 3 amendment to § 170.102, the amendments to §§ 170.205, 170.207, 170.210, 170.302, 170.304, 170.306, and the amendatory instruction number 18 amendment to § 170.550, which are effective on March 1, 2015. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of October 14, 2014.
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