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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 2: Department may establish

      Section: 26:2-188: Use of reports; immunity for professionals.

4. a. The reports made pursuant to P.L.2007, c.170 (C.26:2-185 et seq.) and section 4 of P.L.2009, c.204 (C.26:2-186.1) are to be used only by the Department of Health and other agencies as may be designated by the Commissioner of Health, including the Department of Human Services, and shall not otherwise be divulged or made public so as to disclose the identity of any person to whom they relate; and, to that end, the reports shall not be included under materials available to public inspections pursuant to P.L.1963, c.73 (C.47:1A-1 et seq.) or P.L.2001, c.404 (C.47:1A-5 et al.).

b. A physician, psychologist, or health care professional providing information to the department in accordance with P.L.2007, c.170 (C.26:2-185 et seq.) or section 4 of P.L.2009, c.204 (C.26:2-186.1) shall not be deemed to be, or held liable for, divulging confidential information.

c. Nothing in P.L.2007, c.170 (C.26:2-185 et seq.) or section 4 of P.L.2009, c.204 (C.26:2-186.1) shall be construed to compel a child or adult who has been reported as having an autism spectrum disorder to submit to medical or health examination or supervision by the department.

L.2007, c.170, s.4; amended 2009, c.204, s.6; 2012, c.17, s.142.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:48.

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