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Request for Informal Public Comments on Draft Draft Amendments to HIE Regulations

MHCC Seeks Informal Public Comment on Draft Amendments to HIE Regulations

The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) is seeking informal public comment on draft amendments to COMAR 10.25.18, Health Information Exchanges: Privacy and Security of Protected Health Information. The amendments pertain to the access, use, or disclosure of sensitive health information obtained or released through a health information exchange (HIE).  

The MHCC was given the authority under Md. Code Ann., Health-Gen. §§4-301 and 4-302, signed into law on May 19, 2011, to adopt regulations for the privacy and security of protected health information obtained or released through an HIE. The regulations, went into effect in March 2014.  

The MHCC may make changes to the draft based on comments it receives. Only comments to the proposed draft amendments will be considered at this time. Please note amendments are either added language in italics, or deletions in brackets. In an effort to facilitate the review process, MHCC requests that comments specifically cite the subsection of the regulation to which the comment pertains.  

The draft amendments are available here . Please submit informal comments in writing by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017. The MHCC welcomes informal letters in support of the amendments.  

Comments may be submitted:

  • Via mail, to MHCC, Attn: Alana Sutherland, Center for Health Information Technology and Innovative Care Delivery, Maryland Health Care Commission, 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215; or
  • Via email, to Alana Sutherland here

Last Updated: 9/21/2017