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HB 37 - Electronic Medical Records - Key Vote

New Mexico Key Votes

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Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (13-23) - (Key vote)

Title: Electronic Medical Records

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires health care providers to create, maintain and use electronic medical records.

Highlights:
- Requires the New Mexico telehealth and health information technology commission to develop a plan for health care providers to maintain claims and bills electronically by November 1, 2008 [sec. 4 (A)]. - Requires the New Mexico telehealth and health information technology commission to develop a plan for health care providers to maintain medical records electronically by November 1, 2009 [sec. 5 (A)]. - Establishes that an electronic medical record or signature, for legal purposes, is equal to a hand written medical record or signature (Sec. 6). - Mandates that obtaining electronic medical records must be in compliance with state and federal law [sec. 8 (A)]. - Permits health care providers, institutions and group purchases to provide demographic information contained in medical records to a record locater service [sec. 8 (B)]. - This is a substitute bill offered by the House Judiciary Committee.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (51-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Electronic Medical Records

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires health care providers to create, maintain and use electronic medical records.

Highlights:
- Requires the New Mexico telehealth and health information technology commission to develop a plan for health care providers to maintain claims and bills electronically by November 1, 2008 [sec. 4 (A)]. - Requires the New Mexico telehealth and health information technology commission to develop a plan for health care providers to maintain medical records electronically by November 1, 2009 [sec. 5 (A)]. - Establishes that an electronic medical record or signature, for legal purposes, is equal to a hand written medical record or signature (Sec. 6). - Mandates that obtaining electronic medical records must be in compliance with state and federal law [sec. 8 (A)]. - Permits health care providers, institutions and group purchases to provide demographic information contained in medical records to a record locater service [sec. 8 (B)]. - This is a substitute bill offered by the House Judiciary Committee.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Electronic Medical Records

Sponsors

  • Peter Wirth (NM - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Richard J. Berry (NM - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Danice R. Picraux (NM - D) (Out Of Office)
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