EXPIRED: Release of laboratory director and tax information numbers and information contained in the ASPEN complaint/incidents tracking system

July 19, 2023
Expiration date: July 6, 2023.

Effective July 6, 2023, the memo Release of Laboratory Director (LD) and Tax Information Numbers (TIN) and Information Contained in the ASPEN Complaint/Incidents Tracking System (ACTS) is expired.

Memorandum summary:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing additional guidance related to release of LD and TIN information as well as information contained in the ASPEN/ACTS system:

  • All requests for personally identifiable information (PII) related to any LD or laboratory owner, including the individual’s TIN or any other PII, must be directed to the CMS Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office, which will determine if the information may be disclosed.
  • ACTS is considered a System of Records (SOR), and as such, information related to the intake and complainant contained in ACTS may not generally be released.

Refer to QSO-23-09-CLIA: Release of Laboratory Director and Owner Names and Their Taxpayer Identification Numbers for current guidance.

CMS release