(a) All wards affected by this part shall be informed of their right to and be entitled
to copies of all portions of any records relating to the sterilization or proposed
(b) All records relating to sterilization or proposed sterilization of the ward shall
be confidential and shall not be released to third parties except in the following
(1) When the ward or guardian of the ward has signed a written release for the specific
(2) When the ward or guardian designates a third party as either a payer or copayer
for the sterilization and consents to release information which is necessary to establish
(c) A charge, not to exceed the actual cost of duplication, may be assessed for copies
of any records that need to be reproduced.
(d) When records are released to a third party, it shall be unlawful for the party
to disclose any part of the record that contains personally identifiable information
without the written consent of the person who is the subject of the record. The release of the record to the third party shall be accompanied by the following
statement: “This information has been disclosed to you from records whose confidentiality
is protected by the state law which limits disclosure of personally identifiable information
to additional parties without the express written consent of the subject of the record”.
(e) Violations of this section shall be subject to action under section 571-81.
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