FINAL RULE ESTABLISHING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR ACCESS TO DEATH MASTER FILE IN EFFECT

The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) established a certification program for those seeking access to the Limited Access Death Master File (LADMF) pursuant to Section 203 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (Pub. L. 113-67).  Section 203 requires that NTIS charge fees sufficient to cover the costs associated with the certification program.  The final rule, which supersedes and replaces the interim final rule previously in effect, was published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2016, and became effective November 28, 2016.  The notice announcing the final rule may be viewed at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-01/html/2016-12479.htm
The certification program established under the final rule limits access to LADMF information to those persons certified under the program.  Certified persons, also called Subscribers, must have a legitimate fraud prevention interest, or have a legitimate business purpose pursuant to a law, governmental rule, regulation, or fiduciary duty in order to be certified under the program.  To access the LADMF, you must:

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