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41-1606 - Access to prisoner medical history information
41-1606. Access to prisoner medical history information
A. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, in order to facilitate prison and inmate management the director, assistant directors, wardens and deputy wardens of the state department of corrections on request shall have access to any prisoner medical history information that is maintained by the department and that has an impact on the administration of the prison system or on the welfare of the inmate population.
B. The director, assistant directors, wardens and deputy wardens shall keep confidential the prisoner medical history information that they receive pursuant to subsection A, except that the director, assistant directors, wardens and deputy wardens may use the medical history information to establish for department employees precautionary procedures and guidelines for the care, transportation and housing of inmates whose medical histories indicate a need for special management.