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Current Consensus Bodies include:

ANSI Approved Standards

Consensus Body Document Number ANSI Approved On Document Title
The Direct Standard® ANSI/DS 2019-01-100-2021 5/13/21 Applicability Statement for Secure Health Transport, Version1.3 (Commonly known as “The Direct Standard®”)
TIM+ ANSI/DS 2019-02-100-2021 9/30/21 Trusted Instant Messaging Plus (TIM+) Applicability Statement Version 1.1.1
Event Notifications via Direct ANSI/DS2020 – 03-101-2024 1/4/24 Event Notifications via the Direct Standard®
Event Notifications via Direct ANSI/DS 2020-03-100-2022 5/13/22 Event Notifications via the Direct Standard®

Standards Documents in Development

Consensus Body Document Number Development Phase Document Title
The Direct Standard® BSR/DS 2019-01-200 PINS Submitted 7/16/2021 PINS Request: XDR and XDM for the Direct Standard®

XDR and XDM for Direct Messaging Specification

Privacy-Enhancing Record Locator Service (PEHRLS) Ecosystem BSR/DS 2022-05-100 PINS Submitted 3/11/2022

Response Ended 4/10/2022

Privacy-Enhancing Health Record Locator Service Ecosystem
The Direct Standard® BSR/DS 2019-01-300 PINS Submitted 11/18/2022

Response Ended 12/18/2022

PINS – Direct Standard DS2019-01-300

Implementation Guide for Direct Edge Protocols

The Direct Standard® BSR/DS2019-01-400 PINS Submitted 08/29/2023

Response Ending 09/29/2023

PINS for Implementation Guide for Delivery Notification in Direct

Implementation Guide for Delivery Notification in Direct

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