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Title XXII OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

Chapter 324

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  324.034.  Destruction of records permitted, when — reproductions may be used as originals, when — records and documents defined. — 1.  Notwithstanding other provisions of law, the director of the division of professional registration may destroy records and documents of the division or the boards in the division at any time if such records and documents have been photographed, microphotographed, imaged, electronically generated, electronically recorded, photostatted, reproduced on film, or other process capable of producing a clear, accurate, and permanent copy of the original.  Such film or reproducing material shall be of durable material and the device used to reproduce the records, reports, returns, and other related documents on film or material shall be such as to accurately reproduce and perpetuate the original records and documents in all details.

  2.  The reproductions so made may be used as permanent records of the original.  When microfilm, electronic image, or a similar reproduction is used as a permanent record by the director of revenue, one copy shall be stored in a fireproof vault and other copies may be made for use by any person entitled thereto.  All reproductions shall retain the same confidentiality as is provided in the law regarding the original record.

  3.  Such photostatic copy, photograph, microphotograph, image, electronically generated, electronically recorded, or other process copy shall be deemed to be an original record for all purposes, and shall be admissible in evidence in all courts or administrative agencies.  A transcript, exemplification, or certified copy of any records or documents made from such photostatic copy, photograph, microphotograph, electronically generated, electronically recorded, or other process copy shall for all purposes be deemed to be a transcript, exemplification, or certified copy of the original and shall be admissible in evidence in all courts or administrative agencies.  No document shall be admissible pursuant to this section unless the offeror shall comply with section 490.692 when applicable.

  4.  "Records and documents" include, but are not limited to, papers, documents, facsimile information, microphotographic process, electronically generated or electronically recorded image or information, deposited or filed with the division of professional registration or any of the boards in the division.

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(L. 2008 S.B. 788)


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