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Chapter 192

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  192.739.  Confidentiality of reports — release of reports, requirements. — 1.  All reports and records made pursuant to sections 192.735 to 192.744 and maintained by the department and other appropriate persons, officials and institutions pursuant to sections 192.735 to 192.744 shall be confidential.  Information shall not be made available to any individual or institution except to:

  (1)  Appropriate staff of the department;

  (2)  Any person engaged in a bona fide research project, with the permission of the director of the department, except that no information identifying the subjects of the reports or the reporters shall be made available to researchers unless the department requests and receives consent for such release pursuant to the provisions of this section;

  (3)  The Missouri brain injury advisory council, except that no information identifying the subjects of the reports or the reporters shall be made available to the council unless consent for release is requested and received pursuant to the provisions of this section.  Only information pertaining to brain injuries as defined in section 192.735 shall be released to the council.

  2.  The department shall not reveal the identity of a patient, a reporting physician or hospital, except that the identity of the patient may be released upon written consent of the patient, parent or guardian, the identity of the physician may be released upon written consent of the physician, and the identity of the hospital may be released upon written consent of the hospital.

  3.  The department shall request consent for release from a patient, a reporting physician or hospital only upon a showing by the applicant for such release that obtaining the identities of certain patients, physicians or hospitals is necessary for his research.

  4.  The department shall at least annually compile a report of the data accumulated through the reporting system established under section 192.737 and shall submit such data relating to brain injuries as defined in section 192.735 and in accordance with confidentiality restrictions established pursuant to sections 192.735 to 192.744 to the director of the Missouri brain injury advisory council.

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(L. 1986 H.B. 1243 § 3, A.L. 2011 H.B. 464)


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