299C.56 RELEASE OF MEDICAL DATA.
Subdivision 1. Definitions.
(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the
(b) "Health care facility" means the office of a dentist or physician, or another medical
facility, that is in possession of identifying data.
(c) "Identifying data" means dental or skeletal X-rays, or both, and related information,
previously created in the course of providing dental or medical care to a child who has now
been reported as missing.
Subd. 2. Written declaration.
If a child is reported missing, a law enforcement agency
may execute a written declaration, stating that an active investigation seeking the location
of the missing child is being conducted, and that the identifying data are necessary for the
exclusive purpose of furthering the investigation. Notwithstanding chapter 13 or section
, when a written declaration executed under this subdivision, signed by a peace
officer, is presented to a health care facility, the facility shall provide access to the missing child's
identifying data to the law enforcement agency.
History: 1991 c 285 s 9