HSI® INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) POLICY

Healthcare Standards Institute® its standards and other "Material," as defined below, and Material acquired through any channel (including through any AHSI Affiliate) are governed by the terms of this AHSI policy. All such Material are copyrighted by HSI and protected by the Copyright Law of the United States and copyright provisions of various international treaties.

"Material" collectively and individually means all work product developed and or released by HSI, including standards in any format (e.g., Word, PDF, HTML, XML, zip, Access database), implementation guides, databases and other electronic or fixed data or information of any kind distributed through any channel (including through any AHSI Affiliate).

"Specified Material" collectively and individually means those items of Material from time to time designated by the Board of Directors as being available for free use. The items of Specified Materials made available to Members, as compared to Non-Members, and to some categories of Members as compared to others, shall be as from time to time designated by the Board of Directors.

"Other Material" collectively and individually means all Material that is not Specified Material.

Any use, copying or distribution (either with or without a fee) of Material, or development, copying or distributions of derivative works, whether in fixed or electronic media, not specifically authorized below is strictly prohibited.

The following is a summary of the license rights and restrictions applicable to varying classes of Members, and to non-Members, in Specified Material, which can be found in greater detail in the full license terms applicable to such constituencies.