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(a) Records in the custody of the State, including those in the custody of the Office of Justice for Sterilization Victims, concerning the Eugenics Board of North Carolina's program are confidential and are not public records, including the records identifying (i) individuals impacted by the program, (ii) individuals, or their guardians or authorized agents, inquiring about the impact of the program on the individuals, or (iii) individuals, or their guardians or authorized agents, inquiring about the potential impact of the program on others.
(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, an individual impacted by the program, or a guardian or authorized agent of that individual, may obtain that individual's records under the program upon execution of a proper release authorization.
(c) Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of this section, minutes or reports of the Eugenics Board of North Carolina, for which identifying information of the individuals impacted by the program have been redacted, may be released to any person. As used in this subsection, “identifying information” shall include the name, street address, birth day and month, and any other information the State believes may lead to the identity of any individual impacted by the program, or of any relative of an individual impacted by the program.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 132. Public Records § 132-1.23. Eugenics program records - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nc/chapter-132-public-records/nc-gen-st-sect-132-1-23.html
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