1 So in original.
shall be construed to require a change to existing data exchange standards found to be effective and efficient.
Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 440 of act Aug. 14, 1935, was classified to section 640 of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 100–485.


2018—Pub. L. 115–123 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section required Secretary of Health and Human Services to designate standard data elements for any category of information required to be reported under this part and designate data reporting standards to govern the reporting required under this part.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date

Pub. L. 112–34, title I, § 105(b), Sept. 30, 2011, 125 Stat. 377, provided that:

“The amendment made by subsection (a) [enacting this section] shall take effect on October 1, 2012, and shall apply with respect to information required to be reported on or after such date.”


Pub. L. 115–123, div. E, title VII, § 50771(b), Feb. 9, 2018, 132 Stat. 268, provided that:

“Not later than the date that is 24 months after the date of the enactment of this section [Feb. 9, 2018], the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall issue a proposed rule that—
“(1) identifies federally required data exchanges, include [sic] specification and timing of exchanges to be standardized, and address [sic] the factors used in determining whether and when to standardize data exchanges; and
“(2) specifies State implementation options and describes future milestones.”