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Research in Connecticut



Connecticut permits data from the  “registry of infants exposed to AIDs medication” 1 and birth defect surveillance program to be used for research purposes. 2 Information maintained by the Department of Public Health pursuant to morbidity and mortality studies is confidential and may also be disclosed for research purposes.3

Connecticut allows Insurers to release personal information for research purposes so long as the researcher does not publish identifying information.4



  • 1. C.G.S.A. § 19a-54a.
  • 2. C.G.S.A. §§ 19a-56a- 19a-56b.
  • 3. C.G.S.A. § 19a-25.
  • 4. C.G.S.A. § 38a-988. 


Research in Connecticut

Subtopic Statute/Regulation Description
Research Birth defects surveillance program. Collection of birth defects data. Advisory committee - Conn. Gen. Stat. § 19a-56a The Department of Public Health must administer a birth defects surveillance program in order to “monitor the frequency, distribution and type...
Confidentiality of birth defects information. Access - Conn. Gen. Stat. § 19a-56b All identifying information collected and maintained pursuant to the birth defects surveillance program is confidential. Only the Department of...
Confidentiality of records procured by the Department of Public Health or directors of health of towns, cities or boroughs - Conn. Gen. Stat. § 19a-25 Information, including personal data, created and maintained by the Department of Public Health or its research partners in relation to morbidity and...
Disclosure limitations and conditions - Conn. Gen. Stat. § 38a-988 Insurance institutions, agents, and organization (“Insurers”) may only disclose personal or privileged information obtained during an...
Registry of data on infants exposed to AIDS medication - Conn. Gen. Stat. § 19a-54a The Department of Public Health must maintain a registry to house data “on infants who have been exposed to HIV or AIDS medication.” Data...