D.C. Law 23-62. Electronic Medical Order for Scope of Treatment Registry Amendment Act of 2019.

D.C. Law 23-62. Electronic Medical Order for Scope of Treatment Registry Amendment Act of 2019.

AN ACT

To amend Subchapter II of Chapter 22 of Title 21 of the Distict of Columbia Code to require the Department of Health to establish an electronic Medical Order for Scope of Treatment registry.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Electronic Medical Order for Scope of Treatment Registry Amendment Act of 2019".

Sec. 2. Subchapter II of Chapter 22 of Title 21 is amended as follows:

(a) The table of contents is amended as follows:

(1) The section designation for § 21-2221.14 is amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 21-2221.14. Repealed.

(2) A new section designation is added to read as follows:

"Sec. 21-2221.14a. Establishment of an electronic medical orders for scope of treatment registry.

(a) Section 21-2221.03(b) is amended as follows:

Amend § 21-2221.03

(1) Paragraph (2) is amended by striking the word "and".

(2) Paragraph (3) is amended by striking the period and inserting the phrase "; and" in its place.

(3) A new paragraph (4) is added to read as follows:

"(4) Develop an electronic MOST Form pursuant to § 21-2221.14a.".

Repeal § 21-2221.14

(b) Section 21-2221.14 is repealed.

(c) A new section 21-2221.14a is added to read as follows:

New § 21-2221.14a

"Sec. 21-2221.14a. Establishment of an electronic medical orders for scope of treatment registry.

"(a) To facilitate the use of cloud-based technology for electronic Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment ("MOST") Forms, the DOH shall issue a request for proposals from and contract with an electronic MOST service or multiple electronic MOST services to connect with health care providers at the point of care through the State-designated health information exchange.

"(b) A MOST registry shall:

"(1) Be approved by the MOST Advisory Committee established pursuant to § 21-2221.03;

"(2) Meet the technology, security, and privacy standards set by the MOST Advisory Committee; and

"(3) Allow for the authentication of a declarant's identify for a MOST form that is not witnessed.

"(c) DOH shall carry out appropriate education and outreach efforts to increase public awareness of an electronic MOST service.".

Sec. 3. Applicability.

(a) This act shall apply upon the date of inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan.

(b) The Chief Financial Officer shall certify the date of the inclusion of the fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan, and provide notice to the Budget Director of the Council of the certification.

(c)(1) The Budget Director shall cause the notice of the certification to be published in the District of Columbia Register.

(2) The date of publication of the notice of the certification shall not affect the applicability of this act.

Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

Sec. 5. Effective date.

The act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973, (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.