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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 4: Consultation with organizations of regional payers and providers; policies consistent with federal standards

Section 4. In carrying out of this chapter, the council shall consult with various organizations of regional payers and providers in developing the health information exchange plan and annual updates and in designing, developing, disseminating and implementing the health information exchange.

In carrying out this chapter, the executive office shall, to the maximum extent practicable, adopt policies that are consistent with those relating to similar subject matters adopted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology of the United States Department of Health and Human Services; provided, however, that nothing herein shall be construed to limit the executive office's ability to advance interoperability and other health information technology beyond the standards adopted by the ONC, including without limitation any applicable meaningful use standards.