HEALTH AND SAFETY
39-270. Disclosure of information. (a) Certificates and records in the custody of the state registrar shall be open to inspection subject to the provisions of this chapter and the rules of the board, the provisions of section 74-102, Idaho Code, to the contrary notwithstanding; and it shall be unlawful for any state or local official or employee under this chapter to disclose any data contained in the records, except as authorized by this chapter and the rules of the board.
(b) A complete copy, or any part of a certificate, may be issued to any applicant who can show direct and tangible interest in the record for which he applies. A complete copy, or any part of a certificate, shall be issued upon request or at the direction of the state registrar to a state, federal or local public agency for child protection and child support enforcement purposes or for the purpose of investigation of fraud. Subject to such provisions as the board may prescribe, data contained on records may be used by federal, state or municipal agencies for the purpose of verification of data.
(c) As provided in chapter 1, title 74, Idaho Code, data contained on records may be used for research, public health or statistical purposes. No lists of registration shall be compiled for public use.
(d) The manner of keeping local records and the use thereof shall be prescribed by the board, in keeping with the provisions of this section.
(e) When one hundred (100) years have elapsed after the date of birth, or fifty (50) years have elapsed after the date of death, stillbirth, marriage or divorce, the records of these events in the custody of the state registrar shall become public records and information shall be made available in accordance with chapter 1, title 74, Idaho Code.
[(39-270) 39-264, added 1949, ch. 72, sec. 24, p. 117; am. 1978, ch. 73, sec. 1, p. 147; am. and redesignated 1983, ch. 7, sec. 32, p. 41; am. 1985, ch. 250, sec. 1, p. 584; am. 1990, ch. 213, sec. 37, p. 512; am. 1993, ch. 315, sec. 3, p. 1170; am. 2004, ch. 23, sec. 8, p. 29; am. 2005, ch. 391, sec. 55, p. 1312; am. 2015, ch. 141, sec. 83, p. 440; am. 2017, ch. 36, sec. 1, p. 56; am. 2021, ch. 33, sec. 2, p. 75.]