2020 Wyoming Statutes
Title 25 - Institutions of the State
Chapter 5 - Life Resource Center
Section 25-5-131 - Confidentiality of Records; Exceptions; Penalties for Violations.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 25-5-131 (2020)

25-5-131. Confidentiality of records; exceptions; penalties for violations.

(a) All records of clients, former clients and proposed clients of the center are confidential except as provided by subsection (b) of this section, when disclosure is required by state or federal law or when disclosure is necessary to prevent imminent risk of harm to the person who is the subject of the records or others.

(b) The administrator may provide access to the records of a client, former client or proposed client by:

(i) The person who is the subject of the records or his guardian, guardian ad litem or attorney;

(ii) The physician or surgeon for the person who is the subject of the records;

(iii) A person authorized by the person who is the subject of the records, or by his parent or guardian if he is a minor or ward, to evaluate the person's eligibility for admission to the center for residential services or to determine whether his residence is the most appropriate and therapeutic environment for the person;

(iv) A court, upon a showing that access to the records is necessary for the determination of an issue before it. Access under this paragraph is limited to an in camera inspection unless the court finds public disclosure is necessary;

(v) Qualified employees of the department and the center and professional persons while in the performance of their official duties;

(vi) A person as required by law, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Medicaid program.

(c) Repealed By Laws 2008, Ch. 85, § 2.

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