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§170.315(a)(8) Medication allergy list

Version 1.1 Updated on 09-21-2017
Revision History
Version # Description of Change Version Date
1.0

Final Test Procedure

01-08-2016
1.1

As of September 21, 2017, Test Procedure has been moved to Attestation/Developer self-declaration only.

09-21-2017
Regulation Text
Regulation Text

§170.315 (a)(8) Medication allergy list

Enable a user to record, change, and access a patient's active medication allergy list as well as medication allergy history:

  1. Ambulatory setting only. Over multiple encounters.
  2. Inpatient setting only. For the duration of an entire hospitalization.
Standard(s) Referenced

None

Testing components

Gap Eligible
Self-Declaration: As of September 21, 2017, the testing approach for this criterion is satisfied by self-declaration.

The archived version of the Test Procedure is attached below for reference.

 

System Under Test

Test Lab Verification

The health IT developer submits their self-declaration to the ONC-ATL.

The Tester verifies the self-declaration document contains all of the required data elements.

 

 

Archived Version:
Version 1.1 Updated on 12-18-2015
Revision History
Version # Description of Change Version Date
1.0

Initial Publication

10-22-2015
1.1

Made a copy edit.

12-18-2015
Regulation Text
Regulation Text

§170.315 (a)(8) Medication allergy list

Enable a user to record, change, and access a patient's active medication allergy list as well as medication allergy history:

  1. Ambulatory setting only. Over multiple encounters.
  2. Inpatient setting only. For the duration of an entire hospitalization.
Standard(s) Referenced

None

Certification Companion Guide: Medication allergy list

This Certification Companion Guide (CCG) is an informative document designed to assist with health IT product development. The CCG is not a substitute for the 2015 Edition final regulation. It extracts key portions of the rule’s preamble and includes subsequent clarifying interpretations. To access the full context of regulatory intent please consult the 2015 Edition final rule or other included regulatory reference. The CCG is for public use and should not be sold or redistributed.
 

 

Certification Requirements

Privacy and Security: This certification criterion was adopted at § 170.315(a)(8). As a result, an ONC-ACB must ensure that a product presented for certification to a § 170.315(a) “paragraph (a)” criterion includes the privacy and security criteria (adopted in § 170.315(d)) within the overall scope of the certificate issued to the product.

  • The privacy and security criteria (adopted in § 170.315(d)) do not need to be explicitly tested with this specific paragraph (a) criterion unless it is the only criterion for which certification is requested.
  • As a general rule, a product presented for certification only needs to be presented once to each applicable privacy and security criterion (adopted in § 170.315(d)) so long as the health IT developer attests that such privacy and security capabilities apply to the full scope of capabilities included in the requested certification. However, exceptions exist for § 170.315(e)(1) “VDT” and (e)(2) “secure messaging,” which are explicitly stated.

Design and Performance: The following design and performance certification criteria (adopted in § 170.315(g)) must also be certified in order for the product to be certified.

  • Safety-enhanced design (§ 170.315(g)(3)) must be explicitly demonstrated for this criterion.
  • When a single quality management system (QMS) is used, the QMS only needs to be identified once. Otherwise, the QMS’ need to be identified for every capability to which it was applied.
  • When a single accessibility-centered design standard is used, the standard only needs to be identified once. Otherwise, the accessibility-centered design standards need to be identified for every capability to which they were applied; or, alternatively the developer must state that no accessibility-centered design was used.
Table for Privacy and Security
Technical Explanations and Clarifications

 

Applies to entire criterion

Clarifications:

  • There is no standard required for this criterion.
  • We do not define “medications” for the purposes of testing and certification. For example, developers could choose to include over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements. [see also 80 FR 62621]

Paragraph (a)(8)(i)

Technical outcome – For health IT to be certified for an ambulatory setting, it will need to be designed to enable the user to electronically record, change, and access a patient’s medication allergy list that has been documented over multiple encounters.

Clarifications:

  • No additional clarifications available.

Paragraph (a)(8)(ii)

Technical outcome – For health IT to be certified for an inpatient setting, it will need to enable the user to electronically record, change, and access a patient’s medication allergy list for the duration of an entire hospitalization, including multiple wards or units during the patient’s stay.

Clarifications:

  • Technology does not need to cover multiple hospitalizations for the purposes of certification. [see also 77 FR 54212]

Content last reviewed on March 26, 2018
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