U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Proposed Data Collection Standards for Race, Ethnicity, Primary Language, Sex, and Disability Status Required by Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act
The law requires that data collection standards for these measures be used, to the extent practicable, in all national population health surveys. They will apply to self-reported information only. The law also requires any data standards published by HHS comply with standards created by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Public comments will be accepted until August 1.
Public Comments Requested
Each respondent is requested to preface his or her comments by identifying those standards on which they are commenting and whether they also are providing general comments.
The submission of comments in response to this notice should not exceed 5 pages, not including appendices and supplemental documents. Any information you submit will be made public. Please do not send proprietary, commercial, financial, business confidential, trade secret or personal information that you do not wish to be made public.
How To Comment
You may submit comments in one of three ways.
How We Will Use Your Comments
HHS will review the public comments for consideration and possible incorporation into a final set of data collection standards for use in HHS population health surveys.
For Further Information
Related ResourcesSubmit Your Comments http://www.regulations.gov
Draft Standards HTML | PDF [PDF | 203 KB]
Explanation of Data Standards for Race, Ethnicity, Sex, Primary Language,
and Disability HTML | PDF [PDF | 137 KB]
Federal Register Notice HTML | PDF [PDF | 184KB]
Affordable Care Act, Section 4302 HTML | PDF [PDF | 1.6 MB]
Read the Announcement HTML
Plan for Health Data Collection on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
and Transgender (LGBT) Populations minorityhealth.hhs.gov/lgbt
ContactRochelle Rollins, PhD,
Office of Minority Health,
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600,
Rockville, MD 20852,
Telephone (800) 444-6472
Content Last Modified: 06/29/2011 09:00:00 AM