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Rhode Island General Laws Title 23. Health and Safety § 23-6.3-7. Confidentiality

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(a) It is unlawful for any person to disclose to a third-party the results of an individual's HIV test without the prior written consent of that individual, except for:

(1) A licensed laboratory or other health care facility that performs HIV tests shall report test results to the health care provider who requested the test and to the director.

(2) A health care provider shall enter HIV test results in the patient's medical record.

(3) Notification to the director of the department of children, youth and families, pursuant to subdivision 23-6.3-4(3).

(4) As provided in chapter 5-37.3, § 40.1-5-26, §§ 23-6.3-10 and 23-6.3-14 or as otherwise permitted by law.

(5) By a health care provider to appropriate persons entitled to receive notification of individuals with infectious or communicable diseases pursuant to §§ 23-5-9 and 23-28.36-3.

(b) This chapter shall not be construed to interfere with any other federal or state laws or regulations that provide more extensive protection than provided in this chapter for the confidentiality of health care information.

Cite this article: - Rhode Island General Laws Title 23. Health and Safety § 23-6.3-7. Confidentiality - last updated January 01, 2022 |

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