Section 35.3 - Fetal death; confidential information

35.3 Fetal death; confidential information.

(a) The information contained on a fetal death certificate shall be disclosed by the State Commissioner of Health only to the mother,her lawful representative, and to authorized personnel of the Department.

(b) The confidential information for medical and health use only furnished with a fetal death certificate shall not be copied and shall not be detached except as herein provided. Data thereon, as determined by the State Commissioner of Health shall be recorded on appropriate storage media for scientific, medical and health research only. Following such recording, the portion containing such confidential information shall be detached from the original certificate by the State Commissioner of Health or other person authorized by him who shall then destroy such portion. No copy of a certificate issued pursuant to sections 4173 and 4174 of the Public Health Law shall contain such information.
 

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, April 5, 1989
Doc Status: 
Complete