Monday January 13, 2020
2020 State Legislation
The state of West Virginia has just introduced legislation (HB 2224) addressing both patient density notification and ultrasound coverage. Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia currently have active laws, though they vary in terms of the scope of information they provide. For more information, please visit DB-I’s interactive MAP.
U.S. Federal Reporting Standard
Many of you have asked for an update on the effort for a national reporting standard. As you know, the “Open for Public Comment” period on the March 2019 proposed rule concluded in June 2019 and the FDA is now reviewing comments. According to the FDA’s timetable, the final rule is scheduled for Sept 2020 and at that time the implementation period will also be made public. The proposed rule indicated an 18-month implementation period, the final rule may differ.