Except as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 144.664, subdivision 3, the commissioner will release only summary registry data.
The commissioner must provide assistance in response to requests from public or private entities engaged in research regarding the compilation or analyses of summary registry data. The assistance must include interpreting data analysis results and providing recommendations concerning the subsequent use of this information.
The commissioner may charge fees in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 13.03, subdivision 3, to recover all expenses and costs. These costs may include employee hourly wages, employee expenses, electronic data processing costs, duplicating, and clerical charges incurred by the commissioner as a result of requests by public and private entities for summary registry data compilation or analyses under the following conditions:
the entity requesting the summary registry data is not a community health services board as defined in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 145A;
the request requires more than one person hour of time to complete for an employee of the commissioner who is classified as either a programmer/analyst or higher, or an epidemiologist I or higher; and
the estimated total out-of-pocket expenses, regardless of person hours needed to satisfy the request, are greater than $50.
17 SR 1021
July 10, 2002