Any health practitioner who performs a forensic medical examination of a person in the custody of law enforcement from whom evidence is sought in connection with a sexual assault crime, shall prepare a written report on standard form of the Office of Emergency Services and provided to law enforcement agency with custody of the individual. The examination and report is subject to the confidentiality requirements of the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act.
If a person is transferred from a health care facility/community care facility to a hospital and exhibits symptoms of neglect or abuse, the manager of the hospital or patient's physician at the hospital shall notify appropriate authorities. Healthcare providers/persons complying with this statute shall not incur civil or criminal liability, and shall not be disciplined by their employer for doing so.
In any court proceeding or administrative hearing, physician-patient and psychotherapist privilege does not apply to information required to be reported. The reports required shall be kept confidential by the health facility, clinic, local law enforcement agencies and shall only be disclosed by local law enforcement agencies to those involved in the investigation of the report and those enforcing criminal law implicated by the report.
Department of Justice shall maintain summary criminal histories, which may include health information. The Attorney General has broad discretion to share this information with law enforcement agencies, as well as health officers.
Law enforcement officials shall report to the state attorney general daily reports of crimes including child abuse, together with a description of the nature of the crime and supplemental data, which may include health records.