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Standards and Certification Regulations

Certification Program for Health IT

ONC established the ONC Health IT Certification Program to certify health information technology (Health IT) pursuant to the authority granted to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in the HITECH Act.

Health IT Certification Program: Enhanced Oversight and Accountability
Final Rule – October 19, 2016
Proposed Rule – March 2, 2016

Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology; Revisions to ONC-Approved Accreditor Processes 
Final Rule – November 25, 2011 
Proposed Rule – May 31, 2011

Establishment of the Permanent Certification for Health Information Technology
Final Rule – January 7, 2011

Establishment of the Temporary Certification Program for Health Information Technology
Final Rule – June 24, 2010 [PDF - 416 KB]

Establishment of the Proposed Establishment of Certification Programs for Health Information Technology
Proposed Rule – March 10, 2010 [PDF - 419 KB] 

Please also review the 2015 Edition final rule2015 Edition proposed rule2014 Edition final rule and 2014 Edition Release 2 final rule for additional changes to the ONC Health IT Certification Program.