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36-160 - Confidentiality of records; unauthorized disclosures unlawful; classification
36-160. Confidentiality of records; unauthorized disclosures unlawful; classification
A. Clinical records, medical reports and laboratory statements or reports, maintained as a result of services authorized by this article, and the information contained therein, shall be confidential and shall not be divulged to or open to inspection by any person other than attending physicians and surgeons, and persons authorized by them, the home health agency involved and state or local health officers. The director may, by regulation, authorize other persons or groups of persons to inspect or otherwise use such records and information.
B. A person who knowingly divulges such information or opens to inspection such clinical records, medical reports or laboratory statements or reports, without authority, to any person not by law or regulation entitled to such is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor.