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    ASTM E2212-02a(2010)

    Standard Practice for Healthcare Certificate Policy (Withdrawn 2017)

    Withdrawn Standard: ASTM E2212-02a(2010) | Developed by Subcommittee: E31.25


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    Withdrawn Rationale:

    Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee E31 on Healthcare Informatics, this practice was withdrawn in March 2017. This standard is being withdrawn without replacement due to its limited use by industry.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers a policy (the policy) for digital certificates that support the authentication, authorization, confidentiality, integrity, and nonrepudiation requirements of persons and organizations that electronically create, disclose, receive, or otherwise transact health information.

    1.2 This practice defines a policy for three classes of certificates: (1) entity certificates issued to computing components such as servers, devices, applications, processes, or accounts reflecting role assignment; (2) basic individual certificates issued to natural persons involved in the exchange of health information used for healthcare provisioning; and (3) clinical individual certificates issued to natural persons and used for authentication of prescriptive orders relating to the clinical treatment of patients.

    1.3 The policy defined by this practice covers: (1) definition of healthcare certificates, healthcare certification authorities, healthcare subscribers, and healthcare relying parties; (2) appropriate use of healthcare certificates; (3) general conditions for the issuance of healthcare certificates; (4) healthcare certificate formats and profile; and (5) requirements for the protection of key material.

    1.4 The policy establishes minimum responsibilities for healthcare certification authorities, relying parties, and certificate subscribers.



    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E2084 Specification for Authentication of Healthcare Information Using Digital Signatures

    E2086 Guide for Internet and Intranet Healthcare Security

    Other Documents

    RFC 2560—Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastr OCSP, June 1999 Available at http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2560.txt.


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    DOI: 10.1520/E2212-02AR10

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2212-02a(2010), Standard Practice for Healthcare Certificate Policy (Withdrawn 2017), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

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