Section title: Forms

Request for Interpretation

Anyone may submit this form to request a clarification related to implementation and use of an X12 work product. A request for interpretation (RFI) can be submitted related to products such as the EDI Standard, guidelines, and technical reports, including X12 implementation guides. X12 experts will develop an interpretation in response to each RFI. Once the interpretation is final, the RFI and the interpretation will be available for public reference.

So that X12 experts can understand and evaluate the RFI, submitters must clearly articulate their question or concern and provide detailed information describing the X12 product referenced and details of the business scenario surrounding the question. Each RFI must be specific to one implementation or use question or a set of related questions about a single reference point. If X12 requires more information during the consideration process, the submitter will be contacted to provide the additional information.

You will receive a confirmation page upon submission.

Prior to submitting a new RFI form, you can use the Keyword search field on this page: to see if your question has been answered in a previously published RFI.

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X12 interpretations are limited to the implementation and use of X12 products. X12 does not comment on the actions, requirements or publications of other entities including regulatory bodies, industry groups and other SDOs. X12 does not render opinions on an individual entity's compliance with any federal or state regulations.

X12 assumes no duty or obligation under law to any user or requester of information, which maintain the legal responsibilities to comply with the applicable laws. X12 is not liable for any loss, damage, injury, claim, or otherwise, whether an action in contract or tort, with respect to any information or content and are further not liable for any lost profits, or direct, indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind (including without limitation attorneys' fees and expense).