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Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 405
MEDICAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH
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CHAPTER 405
CHAPTER 405
MEDICAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH
405.01 Release of medical information to certain study groups; exemption from liability.
405.02 Limitation on publication of released information.
405.03 Confidentiality.
405.01 Release of medical information to certain study groups; exemption from liability.Any person, hospital, assisted living facility, hospice, sanatorium, nursing or rest home or other organization may provide information, interviews, reports, statements, memoranda, or other data relating to the condition and treatment of any person to research groups, governmental health agencies, medical associations and societies, and in-hospital medical staff committees, to be used in the course of any study for the purpose of reducing morbidity or mortality. No liability of any kind or character for damages or other relief shall arise or be enforced against any person or organization by reason of having provided such information or material, or by reason of having released or published the findings and conclusions of such groups to advance medical research and medical education, or by reason of having released or published generally a summary of such studies.
History.s. 1, ch. 65-533; s. 19, ch. 90-344; s. 27, ch. 95-210.
405.02 Limitation on publication of released information.Research groups, governmental health agencies, organized medical associations and societies, and in-hospital medical staff committees shall use or publish said material only for the purpose of advancing medical research or medical education in the interest of reducing morbidity or mortality, except that a summary of such studies may be released by any such group for general publication.
History.s. 2, ch. 65-533; s. 20, ch. 90-344; s. 244, ch. 96-406.
405.03 Confidentiality.In all events the identity of any person whose condition or treatment has been studied shall be confidential and exempt from the provisions of s. 119.07(1).
History.s. 3, ch. 65-533; s. 21, ch. 90-344; s. 245, ch. 96-406.