144.69 CLASSIFICATION OF DATA ON INDIVIDUALS.
Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, including section
13.05, subdivision 9
collected on individuals by the cancer surveillance system, including the names and personal
identifiers of persons required in section
to report, shall be private and may only be
used for the purposes set forth in this section and sections
disclosure other than is provided for in this section and sections
declared to be a misdemeanor and punishable as such. Except as provided by rule, and as part
of an epidemiologic investigation, an officer or employee of the commissioner of health may
interview patients named in any such report, or relatives of any such patient, only after the consent
of the attending physician or surgeon is obtained.
History: 1949 c 350 s 4; 1987 c 403 art 2 s 12