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HHS on Oct. 31, 2011, published final standards for data collection on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status, as required by Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act [PDF | 1.6 MB]. The law requires that data collection standards for these measures be used, to the extent practicable, in all national population health surveys. They will apply to self-reported information only. The law also requires any data standards published by HHS comply with standards created by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Proposed standards were published on June 29, 2011, and public comments were accepted until August 1, 2011. The standards, effective upon publication today, apply to population health surveys sponsored by HHS, where respondents either self-report information or a knowledgeable person responds for all members of a household. HHS will begin implementation of these new data standards in all new surveys and at the time of major revisions to current surveys.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Affordable Care Act|
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|Date Deposited:||04 Nov 2011 10:27|
|Last Modified:||21 Mar 2012 22:24|
|Link to this item (URI):||http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3435|
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