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On October 9, 2019, the President issued Executive Order (EO) 13891 entitled Promoting the Rule of Law through Improved Agency Guidance Documents (84 FR 552350). The EO requires HHS to establish a single, searchable, indexed database that contains links to all of HHS’s guidance documents currently in effect. Guidance documents come in a variety of formats, including interpretive memoranda, policy statements, manuals, bulletins, advisories, and more. Please note, the contents of this database do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. These documents are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or HHS policies.

HHS Guidance Submissions

Title Subtitle OpDiv/StaffDiv Sort descending Guidance Status
TP15A3 This document describes the test procedure for evaluating conformance of electronic health record (EHR) technology to the certification criteria defined in 45 CFR Part 170 Subpart C of the Health Information Technology: Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology, 2015 Edition. Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology Final
TP15B4 This document describes the test procedure for evaluating conformance of electronic health record (EHR) technology to the certification criteria defined in 45 CFR Part 170 Subpart C of the Health Information Technology: Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology, 2015 Edition. Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology Final
TP15D7 This document describes the test procedure for evaluating conformance of electronic health record (EHR) technology to the certification criteria defined in 45 CFR Part 170 Subpart C of the Health Information Technology: Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology, 2015 Edition. Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology Final
TP15G2 This document describes the test procedure for evaluating conformance of electronic health record (EHR) technology to the certification criteria defined in 45 CFR Part 170 Subpart C of the Health Information Technology: Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology, 2015 Edition. Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology Final
Program Guidance #17-03 This guidance summarizes the Certification Ban process finalized in the Enhanced Oversight and Accountability final rule (81 FR 72442-44; and 45 CFR 170.581), clarifies certain circumstances that could trigger a Certification Ban, and specifies responsibilities of ONC-Authorized Certification Bodies (ONC-ACBs) as part of the Certification Ban process. Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology Final
B5. How long does an ONC-ACB’s status last, and how do ONC-ACBs renew their status? Guidance for how long ONC-ACB status last, and how ONC-ACBs renew Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology Final
D3. How can I check that the electronic health record (EHR) or Health IT Module that I’m using is certified, and how often is the Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) updated? Guidance for checking certified EHR or Health IT Module and how often is the CHPL updated Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology Final
#09 Question [09-10-009-2] Guidance for businesss practices on brand/name/labels Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology Final
#25 Question [06-12-025-2] Guidance for the definition of Certified EHR Technology be met by combining EHR technology certified for an inpatient setting with EHR technology certified for an ambulatory setting Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology Final
#41 Question [06-13-041-1] Guidance for Surescripts’ version of the e-prescribing standard, NCPDP SCRIPT 8.1 to satisfy the 2011 Edition EHR certification criterion for electronic prescribing (45 CFR 170.304(b)) Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology Final