Membership is open to any individual, company, or organization that may be directly and materially affected by ASC X12 activities. Annual dues payment is required for membership.
Chair and Vice Chair
The ASC X12 Chair and Vice Chair are elected by majority vote of ASC X12 members to serve a two-year term of office.
Standing Task Group
ASC X12 has one standing task group that address issues related to standards development.
- Procedures Review Board (PRB)
The Procedures Review Board (PRB) has primary responsibility to ensure that due process is followed before the approval of new project proposals, the release of documents for ASC X12 ballot, and approval of ASC X12's work products for publication.
ASC X12 is the decision-making body responsible for developing evidence of consensus, which is necessary for approval of American National Standards. Subcommittees are assigned responsibility for specific standards development and standards maintenance activities, but their work must be ratified by the membership of ASC X12 as a whole.
In 1987, in response to the rapidly growing number of industries employing X12 standards, Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA) was chartered by ASC X12 to serve as their Secretariat for the X12 standards development process. DISA publishes, and is the only official source for, X12 standards.
The Steering Committee is composed of the X12 chair, vice chair, immediate
past chair and vice chair and the subcommittee chairs. Non-voting members
include the Steering Committee task group chairs, the recording secretary
and the secretariat representative.
The Steering Committee has the following task groups:
- Policies and Procedures Task Group (P&P) makes recommendations to the Steering Committee concerning the organization, policies and procedures of the ASC X12 Committee.
- Maintains the ASC X12 procedures documents.
- Drafts and recommends new or changed procedures documents and, after ASC X12 Steering Committee approval, coordinates the membership balloting process with DISA, if balloting is required.
- Interprets ANSI policies and procedures as these relate to ASC X12's operation and consults with ANSI on relevant issues.
- Reviews and submits implementation plans to the Steering Committee for approval for publishing new X12 standards versions.
- Collaboration and Outreach Task Group (COTG)
is chartered to assess and identify areas to address, and recommend to the ASC X12 Steering Committee in
the following matters: Proactive support for the establishment and continuance of relationships with
organizations external to ASC X12; As derived from external organizations, make recommendations on
improving ASC X12 standards development activities.
- Marketing and Business Development Task Group (MBTG) is chartered to develop recommendations to
the ASC X12 Steering Committee pertaining to ASC X12 products, sponsorships and partnerships that ensure
its continued role as the recognized cross-industry forum for electronic document exchange. MBTG
activities will be focused on the financial viability and cross-industry visibility of ASC X12.
- The Technical Advisory Task Group (TATG) evaluates the technical infrastructure necessary for
supporting X12's standards development activities and serves in an advisory role to the X12 Steering
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