2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-499. (Formerly Sec. 19-583). Information to be confidential. Exceptions.
Sec. 19a-499. (Formerly Sec. 19-583). Information to be confidential. Exceptions. (a) Information received by the Department of Public Health through filed reports,
inspection or as otherwise authorized under this chapter, shall not be disclosed publicly
in such manner as to identify any patient of an institution, except in a proceeding involving the question of licensure or in any proceeding before the Office of Health Care
Access involving such institution.
(1953, 1955, S. 2058d; P.A. 75-242; P.A. 77-614, S. 323, 610; P.A. 85-585, S. 3; P.A. 89-350, S. 10; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 39, 58; P.A. 01-195, S. 155, 181.)
History: P.A. 75-242 replaced "individuals or institutions" with "any patient of an institution" and included proceeding before commission on hospitals and health care in exception; Sec. 19-39 transferred to Sec. 19-583 in 1977; P.A. 77-614 replaced department of health with department of health services, effective January 1, 1979; Sec. 19-583 transferred to Sec. 19a-499 in 1983; P.A. 85-585 added Subsec. (b) re confidentiality of investigations by the commission; P.A. 89-350 made a technical change in Subsec. (a), substituting "this chapter" for specific section cites; P.A. 93-381 replaced department of health services with department of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health and replaced Commission on Hospitals and Health Care with Office of Health Care Access, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 01-195 made technical changes in Subsecs. (a) and (b), effective July 11, 2001.
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