2017 Arkansas Code
Title 25 - State Government
Chapter 42 - Health Information Technology
§ 25-42-104. Definitions

Universal Citation: AR Code § 25-42-104 (2017)
  • As used in this chapter:
    • (1) "Agency" means any agency, board, commission, public instrumentality, political subdivision, or any of the foregoing entities acting on behalf of the State of Arkansas that store, gather, or generate health information;
    • (2) "Deidentified" means the same as the meaning under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law No. 104-191;
    • (3) "Health information" means any information, whether oral or recorded in any form or medium, that:
      • (A) Is created or received by:
        • (i) A provider of health care;
        • (ii) A health plan;
        • (iii) A public health authority;
        • (iv) An employer;
        • (v) A health insurer;
        • (vi) A school or university; or
        • (vii) A health care clearinghouse; and
      • (B) Relates to the:
        • (i) Past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual;
        • (ii) Provision of health care to an individual; or
        • (iii) Past, present, or future payment for the provision of health care to an individual;
    • (4) "Health information exchange" means the electronic movement of health-related information among organizations according to nationally recognized standards;
    • (5) "Health information technology" means the application of information processing involving both computer hardware and software and other technology devices that deal with the storage, retrieval, sharing, and use of health care information, data, and knowledge for communication and decision-making;
    • (6) "Identified" means the same as the meaning under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law No. 104-191;
    • (7) "Nonprofit corporation" means a corporation no part of the income of which is distributable to its members, directors, or officers as under the Arkansas Nonprofit Corporation Act of 1993, § 4-33-101 et seq.; and
    • (8) "State Health Alliance for Records Exchange" means the entity responsible for the processes and procedures that enable the electronic exchange of interoperable health information in Arkansas.
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