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HHS Exempt Systems

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The records in these systems of records are exempt, in full or in part, from certain requirements of the Privacy Act, based on rulemakings promulgated under subsection (j) or (k) of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. § 552a(j), (k)). Note that 5 U.S.C §. 552a(d)(5) excludes material compiled in reasonable anticipation of a civil action or proceeding from the Privacy Act’s access requirement, in all systems of records, without the need for a rulemaking.

*83 FR 6591 (2/14/18) added two security-related routine uses required by OMB in January 2017.

Office of the Secretary/Office of Inspector General (OS/OIG) Exempt Systems

Office of the Secretary/Immediate Office of the Secretary (OS/IOS) Exempt System

  • 09-90-1701 HHS Insider Threat Program Records
    SORN history: 83 FR 42667 (8/23/18) 
    [To be exempt based on (k)(1) and (k)(2); see 83 FR 42627 (NPRM) and [pending] (Final Rule)]

Office of the Secretary/Assistant Secretary for Administration (OS/ASA) Exempt System

Office of the Secretary/Office for Civil Rights (OS/OCR) Exempt System

  • 09-90-0052 Investigative Materials Compiled for Law Enforcement Purposes for the Program Information Management System (PIMS)
    SORN history: 75 FR 18841 (4/13/10), *83 FR 6591 (2/14/18)
    [Exempt based on (k)(2); see 68 FR 62750]

Office of the Secretary/Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OS/OASH) Exempt System

  • 09-37-0021 HHS Records Related to Research Misconduct Proceedings
    SORN history: 74 FR 44847 (8/31/09), *83 FR 6591 (2/14/18)
    [Exempt based on (k)(2)/(k)(5); see 59 FR 36717 & 57 FR 25004]

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Exempt System

  • 09-35-0002 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and National Medical Expenditure Survey 2 (NMES 2)
    SORN history: 69 FR 17666 (4/5/04), *83 FR 6591 (2/14/18)
    [Exempt from certain Privacy Act requirements pursuant to subsection (k)(4) of the Privacy Act (5 USC 552a(k)(4)); see 51 FR 41352]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Exempt Systems

  • 09-20-0164 Health and Demographic Surveys Conducted in Probability Samples of the United States Population 
    SORN history: 49 FR 37693 (9/25/84); updated 52 FR 45023 (11/24/87), 56 FR 1324 (1/11/91),57 FR 62811 (12/31/92), 58 FR 69048 (12/29/93), 59 FR 48331 (9/7/94), *83 FR 6591 (2/14/18)
    [Exempt from certain Privacy Act requirements pursuant to subsection (k)(4) of the Privacy Act (5 USC 552a(k)(4)); see  40 FR 47406 (Final Rule) and 40 FR 34129 (NPRM)]
  • 09-20-0165 Health Facilities’ Inventories and Survey
    SORN history: 49 FR 37694 (9/25/84); updated 52 FR 45023 (11/24/87), 56 FR 1324 (1/11/91), 57 FR 62811 (12/31/92), 58 FR 69048 (12/29/93), 59 FR 48331 (9/7/94), *83 FR 6591 (2/14/18)
    [Exempt from certain Privacy Act requirements pursuant to subsection (k)(4) of the Privacy Act (5 USC 552a(k)(4)); see 40 FR 47406 (Final Rule) and 40 FR 34129 (NPRM)]
  • 09-20-0166 Vital Statistics for Births, Deaths, Fetal Deaths, Marriages, and Divorces Occurring in the United States During Each Year
    SORN history: 49 FR 37695 (9/25/84); updated 52 FR 45023 (11/24/87), 56 FR 1324 (1/11/91), 57 FR 62811 (12/31/92), 58 FR 69048 (12/29/93), 59 FR 48331 (9/7/94), *83 FR 6591 (2/14/18)
    [Exempt from certain Privacy Act requirements pursuant to subsection (k)(4) of the Privacy Act (5 USC 552a(k)(4)); see 40 FR 47406 (Final Rule) and 40 FR 34129 (NPRM)]
  • 09-20-0167 Health Care Statistics (Formerly numbered 09-37-0013.)
    SORN history: 49 FR 37697 (9/25/84); updated 52 FR 45023 (11/24/87), 56 FR 1324 (1/11/91), 57 FR 62811 (12/31/92), 58 FR 69048 (12/29/93), 59 FR 48331 (9/7/94), *83 FR 6591 (2/14/18)
    [Exempt from certain Privacy Act requirements pursuant to subsection (k)(4) of the Privacy Act (5 USC 552a(k)(4)); see 43 FR 40229  (Final Rule) and 42 FR 60573 (NPRM)]

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Exempt Systems

  • 09-70-0527 Fraud Investigation Database (FID)
    SORN history: 71 FR 77759 (12/27/06); updated 78 FR 32257 (5/29/13), *83 FR 6591 (2/14/18)
    [Exempt from certain Privacy Act requirements pursuant to subsection (k)(2) of the Privacy Act (5 USC 552a(k)(2)); see 73 FR 55772 (Final Rule)]
  • 09-70-0544 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Information Tracking System (HITS)
    SORN history: 70 FR 38944 (7/6/05), *83 FR 6591 (2/14/18)
    [Exempt from certain Privacy Act requirements pursuant to subsection (k)(2) of the Privacy Act (5 USC 552a(k)(2)); see 73 FR 55772 (Final Rule)]
  •  09-70-0565 Automated Survey Processing Environment (ASPEN) Complaints/Incidents Tracking System (ACTS)
    SORN history: 71 FR 29643 (5/23/06), *83 FR 6591 (2/14/18)
    [Exempt from certain Privacy Act requirements pursuant to subsection (k)(2) of the Privacy Act (5 USC 552a(k)(2)); see 73 FR 55772 (Final Rule)]
  • 09-70-0575 Organ Procurement Organizations System (OPOS)
    SORN history: 71 FR 29336 (5/22/06); updated 74 FR 30606 (6/26/09), *83 FR 6591 (2/14/18)
    [Exempt from certain Privacy Act requirements pursuant to subsection (k)(2) of the Privacy Act (5 USC 552a(k)(2)); see 73 FR 55772 (Final Rule)]

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Exempt Systems

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Exempt System

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Exempt Systems

  • 09-25-0213 Administration: Employee Conduct Investigative Records
    SORN history: 67 FR 60742 (9/26/02), *83 FR 6591 (2/14/18)
    [Exempt from certain Privacy Act requirements pursuant to subsections (k)(2) and (k)(5) of the Privacy Act (5 USC 552a(k)(2) & (5)); see 65 FR 37288 (Final Rule)]
  • 09-25-0223 NIH Records Related to Research Misconduct Proceedings
    SORN history: 77 FR 52043 (8/28/12), *83 FR 6591 (2/14/18)
    [Exempt from certain Privacy Act requirements pursuant to subsections (k)(2) and (k)(5) of the Privacy Act (5 USC 552a(k)(2) & (5)); see 78 FR 39186 (Final Rule)]
  • 09-25-0225 NIH Electronic Research Administration (eRA)
    SORN history: 81 FR 88690 (12/8/16), *83 FR 6591 (2/14/18)
    [Exempt from certain Privacy Act requirements pursuant to subsection (k)(5) of the Privacy Act (5 USC 552a(k)(5)); see 81 FR 88637 (NPRM) & 83 FR 14183 (Final Rule)]
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Content last reviewed on August 28, 2018