Assembly Bill 133 (codified in Health and Safety Code § 130290) required the California
Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS), in consultation with stakeholders and local partners, to
establish a Data Exchange Framework (DxF) to govern and require the exchange of health information among health care entities and government agencies in California.
It’s an agreement across health and human services systems and providers to share information
safely. That means every health care provider can access the information they need to treat you
quickly and safely; health care, behavioral health, and social services agencies can connect to each
other to deliver what Californians need to be healthy; and our public health system can better assess how to address the needs of all communities.
The purpose of the DxF is to promote secure electronic health data exchange among health
care providers, consumers of health care, and government agencies, social service programs, and others.
To comply with the DxF, the first step is to sign the Data Sharing Agreement (DSA). After signing the DSA, your organization must sign on to join a Qualified Health Information Organization (QHIO) and share data.
Learn more about the DxF on its website.