45 CFR 170.300 - Applicability.

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§ 170.300 Applicability.

(a) The certification criteria adopted in this subpart apply to the testing and certification of Complete EHRs and EHR Modules.

(b) When a certification criterion refers to two or more standards as alternatives, use of at least one of the alternative standards will be considered compliant.

(c) Complete EHRs and EHR Modules are not required to be compliant with certification criteria or capabilities specified within a certification criterion that are designated as optional.

(d) In §§ 170.314 and 170.315, all certification criteria and all capabilities specified within a certification criterion have general applicability (i.e., apply to any health care setting) unless designated as “inpatient setting only” or “ambulatory setting only.”

(1) Inpatient setting only means that the criterion or capability within the criterion is only required for certification of health IT designed for use in an inpatient setting.

(2) Ambulatory setting only means that the criterion or capability within the criterion is only required for certification of health IT designed for use in an ambulatory setting.

[75 FR 44649, July 28, 2010, as amended at 77 FR 54286, Sept. 4, 2012; 80 FR 62747, Oct. 16, 2015]

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U.S. Code: Title 5 - GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES
U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Title 45 published on 2015-10-01

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

  • 2015-10-16; vol. 80 # 200 - Friday, October 16, 2015
    1. 80 FR 62602 - 2015 Edition Health Information Technology (Health IT) Certification Criteria, 2015 Edition Base Electronic Health Record (EHR) Definition, and ONC Health IT Certification Program Modifications
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Office of the Secretary
      Final rule.
      These regulations are effective January 14, 2016, except for § 170.523(m) and (n), which are effective on April 1, 2016. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of January 14, 2016.
      45 CFR Part 170