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Confidentiality of case reports - 28 Pa. Code § 27.5a

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Case reports submitted to the department of health or to a local morbidity reporting office (LMRO) related to diseases, conditions and infections are confidential; the information contained therein may not be used to identify a person named in a report and may be disclosed in the following circumstances:

  • To an authorized employee or agent of the department or the LMRO who has a legitimate purpose to access the case information;
  • When disclosure is necessary to carry out a legitimate purpose, if the disclosure would not violate another regulation; and
  • When disclosure is made for authorized research purposes, if the disclosure would not violate another regulation and the use of the information is limited to the specific research purpose.

Current as of June 2015