Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-17.17
Health Care Quality Program

SECTION 23-17.17-10

§ 23-17.17-10. Reporting requirements for the health care database.

(a) Insurers, health care providers, health care facilities and governmental agencies shall file reports, data, schedules, statistics or other information determined by the director to be necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter. The reports required by this chapter shall be accepted by the director in any certification commission for health care information technology ("CCHIT") certified form. Such information may include:

(1) health insurance claims and enrollment information used by health insurers;

(2) information relating to hospital finance; and

(3) any other information relating to health care costs, prices, quality, utilization, or resources required to be filed by the director.

(b) The comprehensive health care information system shall not collect any data that contains direct personal identifiers. For the purposes of this section "direct personal identifiers" includes information relating to an individual that contains primary or obvious identifiers, such as the individual's name, street address, e-mail address, telephone number and social security number. All data submitted to the director pursuant to this chapter shall be protected by the removal of all personal identifiers and the assignment by the insurer to each subscriber record of a unique identifier not linked to any personally identifiable information.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2008, ch. 114, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 207, § 1.)