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(a) The Department of Health shall establish a system for the Statewide collection and dissemination of data on cases of cancer by anatomical site, medical and occupational history of patients, stage of disease and other data necessary to effectuate the provisions of this act as determined by the department.
(b) Persons in charge of hospitals and laboratories shall be required by the Department of Health, in accordance with its regulations adopted with the advice of the board to report cases of cancer on forms furnished by the department.
(c) The reports required pursuant to this act shall be confidential and not open to public inspection or dissemination. This shall not restrict the collection and analysis of data by the Department of Health or those with whom the department contracts, nor shall it restrict the department from permitting the use of the reports and data contained therein for research purposes, subject to strict supervision by the Department of Health to insure that the use of the reports is limited to specific research purposes.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Pennsylvania Statutes Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety § 5636. Cancer registry - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/pa/title-35-ps-health-and-safety/pa-st-sect-35-5636.html
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