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Title: Section 350.5 - APD Guidance

Effective Date


Section 350.5 APD guidance.

The Department shall make guidance available on its website that includes:

(a) APD submissions specifications, including the data standards used and the method for reporting to the Department.  Submission specifications shall be developed with a goal of minimizing burden on health care providers and third-party health care payers, including utilization of nationally standardized file formats where available and feasible.

(b) APD data access and release policy, including security and usage requirements to become a data user; requirements for maintaining privacy, confidentiality, and security; and data release fee information. Data access and release requirements shall include restrictions on the release of any information that could be used, alone or in combination with other reasonably available information, to identify an individual who is a subject of the information, as well as procedures for request of identifying data elements, including the project application process established pursuant to subdivision (d) of section 350.3 of this Part.

(c) Program operations policy, including program purpose, scope and objectives, and general governance.

Statutory Authority

Public Health Law, Sections 206(18-a)(d) and 2816


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