HEALTH AND SAFETY
CONTROL OF VENEREAL DISEASES
39-606. Reports. Reports to the director of the department of health and welfare of the existence of diseases included in this chapter shall be made by the name of the patient being treated for such disease. It is the intent of this chapter to observe all possible secrecy for the benefit of the sufferer so long as the said sufferer conforms to the requirements of this chapter. Confidential disease reports containing patient identification reported under this section shall only be used by public health officials who must conduct investigations and shall be subject to disclosure according to chapter 1, title 74, Idaho Code. Any person who willfully or maliciously discloses the content of any confidential public health record, as described herein to any third party, except pursuant to a written authorization by the person who is the subject of the record or by his or her guardian or conservator, or as otherwise authorized by law, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
[(39-606) 1921, ch. 200, sec. 7, p. 406; I.C.A., sec. 38-506; am. 1974, ch. 23, sec. 98, p. 633; am. 1987, ch. 222, sec. 1, p. 475; am. 1990, ch. 213, sec. 38, p. 513; am. 2015, ch. 141, sec. 84, p. 440.]
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