Statute and Rules

MHDO's governing statute is Title 22, Chapter 1683.

The specifc rule and chapter of the Maine Rule Chapters for Independent Agencies, which MHDO falls under is Rule 90 590.

Chapters of Rule 90 590

Important Note: These are not "official" state rules in the sense that they can be used before a court. Certified copies of rule chapters are available from the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) office .

Chapter Title
Chapter 10 Determination of Assessments
Chapter 50 Prices For Data Sets, Fees for Programming and Report Generation, Duplication Rates
Chapter 100 Enforcement Procedures
Chapter 120 Release of Data to the Public - Recently Adopted
Chapter 125 Health Care Information That Directly Identifies an Individual
Chapter 241 Uniform Reporting System for Hospital Inpatient Data Sets and Hospital Outpatient Data Sets - Recently Adopted
Chapter 243 Uniform Reporting System for Health Care Claims Data Sets - Recently Adopted
Chapter 247 Uniform Reporting System for Non-Claims Based Payments - Recently Adopted
Chapter 270 Uniform Reporting System for Health Care Quality Data Sets - Replaces previous rule in its entirety 6/22/19 (see Recently Adopted section below for more information).
Chapter 300 Uniform Reporting System for Hospital Financial Data
Chapter 570 Uniform Reporting System for Prescription Drug Price Data Sets - Recently Adopted
Chapter 630 Uniform System for Reporting Baseline Information and Restructuring Occurrences For Maine Hospitals and Parent Entities
Chapter 730 Interagency Reporting of Cancer-Incidence Registry and Vital Statistics Data - Recently Adopted

Recently Proposed Rules

Recently Adopted Rules

Notice: It is the responsibility of the data submitter to review adopted rules in their entirety.

Rule Chapter 120: Release of Data to the Public was adopted and is effective as of May 28, 2022.
Listed below, for your reference are the proposed rule and the basis statement.

Rule Chapter 730 - Interagency Reporting of Cancer-Incidence Registry and Vital Statistics Data was adopted and is effective as of December 14, 2021.
Listed below, for your reference are the proposed rule and the basis statement.

Rule Chapter 247 - Uniform Reporting System for Non-Claims Based Payments was adopted and is effective as of December 12, 2021.
Listed below, for your reference are the proposed rule and the basis statement with public comments and agency responses.

Rule Chapter 241: Uniform Reporting System for Hospital Inpatient Data Sets and Hospital Outpatient Data Sets is effective 11/15/21.
Listed below, for your reference are the proposed rule changes, summary of changes, public comments and agency responses, and the previous rule.

Rule Chapter 243 - Uniform Reporting System for Health Care Claims Data Sets is effective 11/15/21.
Listed below, for your reference are the proposed rule changes, summary of changes, public comments and agency responses, and the previous rule.

Rule Chapter 570 - Uniform Reporting System for Prescription Drug Price Data Sets is effective 12/10/21
Listed below, for your reference are the proposed rule, public comments and agency responses.

Rule Chapter 100 - Enforcement Procedures is effective July 3, 2020.
Listed below, for your reference are the proposed rule changes and summary of changes.

Rule Chapter 300 - Uniform Reporting System for Hospital Financial Data is effective 3/16/20.

Listed below, for your reference are the proposed rule changes and summary of changes.

Rule Chapter 10 - Determination of Assessments is effective February 4, 2020

Listed below, for your reference are the proposed rule changes and summary of changes.

Chapter 270 - Uniform Reporting System for Health Care Quality Data Sets was amended.
Below are the effective dates for the different sections.

  • June 22, 2019 – Sections 1-2(A) (HAI 1-5), 2(C)-2(D), 2(F)-9
  • January 1, 2020 – Sections 2(A) (HAI 6), 2(B)
  • July 1, 2020 – Section 2(E)

Listed below, for your reference are the proposed rule changes, summary of changes and the previous rule.

*Note that it is the responsibility of the data submitter to review adopted rules in their entirety.