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§ 876-7. Confidentiality of records

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 11 P.S. ChildrenEffective: February 28, 2002

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 11 P.S. Children (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 14. Infant Hearing Education, Assessment, Reporting and Referral (Ihearr) Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: February 28, 2002
11 P.S. § 876-7
§ 876-7. Confidentiality of records
(a) Limitations on disclosure.--No person, employee or agent of such person who obtains information in the course of this act may disclose or be compelled to disclose the information except to the parent of the infant or child or to the department for statistical recordkeeping or for appropriate treatment referral and early intervention services.
(b) Confidentiality.--Data obtained directly from the medical records of a patient shall be considered confidential and shall be for the confidential use of the department in maintaining the tracking system and in providing appropriate services. The information shall be privileged and may not be divulged or made public in any manner that discloses the identity of the patient. Notwithstanding this subsection, anonymous statistical information collected under the tracking system shall be considered public information.
(c) Good faith.--Any person who acts in good faith in complying with the provisions of this section by reporting newborn and infant hearing screening results to the department shall not be held civilly or criminally liable for furnishing the information required by this act.


2001, Nov. 30, P.L. 849, No. 89, § 7, effective in 90 days.
11 P.S. § 876-7, PA ST 11 P.S. § 876-7
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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