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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3249         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1886

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James Arciero

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to provide deemed certification for CPOE/EMR requirements.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex

Adam J. Delmolino

Massachusetts Hospital Association


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3249        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1886

By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1886) of James Arciero and Adam J. Delmolino  relative to hospital compliance with implementation of computerized physician order entry systems and interoperable electronic health records systems.  Public Health. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to provide deemed certification for CPOE/EMR requirements.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Notwithstanding sections 36 and 37 of chapter 305 of the acts of 2008 or any other general or special law to the contrary, a hospital shall be deemed in compliance with implementing a computerized physician order entry system and an interoperable electronic health records system, as determined by the Department of Public Health upon licensure review, if:
(a)              For the purposes of an acute care hospital, demonstrate successful registration and attestation to meeting the Stage 1 of the federal meaningful use standards in effect and as outlined by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by December 31, 2013;
(b)              For the purposes of hospitals that are not deemed an acute care hospital by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, begun use of a certified EHR technology by December 31, 2015, which has been tested and certified by an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body.

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