The department generates and maintains information on individuals who apply for benefits, programs, and services administered by the department. Release of or access to all information on individuals held by the department is governed by the Government Data Practices Act under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13.
Information on individuals, gathered or generated by the department pertaining to any claims or benefits is confidential and privileged under Minnesota Statutes, section 196.08. Release of this information is also governed by the Government Data Practices Act, under the definition of private data on individuals.
MS s 196.04
16 SR 1709
July 31, 2006