Public entity has a privilege to refuse to disclose official information, and to prevent another from disclosing official information, if the privilege is claimed by a person authorized by the public entity to do so, and disclosure is forbidden by law or against public interest.
Upon giving birth, the responsible person shall provide to the natural parents a voluntary declaration of paternity. The hospital staff shall witness the signing and shall forward the signed declaration to the Department of Child Support Services. A copy of the declaration shall be made available to parents. No health care provider shall be subject to any civil, criminal, or administrative liability for any negligent act relative to the accuracy of the information provided.
This law sets out conditions for release of birth data files, birth data files for public release, death data files for public release, death data files for purposes of law enforcement or preventing fraud, and nonconfidential marriage data files.
Any person whose confidential information section of a birth certificate is released to a person not listed under 102430(a) and has reason to believe such information can be linked with his or her identity, has a right of civil action against the person releasing the information and may seek punitive damages.
Each death shall be registered with the local registrar of births and deaths in the district in which the death was officially pronounced or the body was found, within eight calendar days after death and prior to any disposition of the human remains.
The department shall implement an Internet-based electronic death registration system for the creation, storage, and transfer of death registration information. The electronic death registration system shall protect the proper use of the death registration information created, stored, and transferred within the system; and shall be subject to any limitation placed on the accessibility and release of personally identifying information contained in those death records by any other provision of law or subsequently enacted legislation.
Upon request and fee payment, the State Registrar shall issue any applicant a decorative heirloom certificate of any birth registered. The second section of the original birth certificate containing medical and social data or labeled "Confidential Information for Public Health Use Only" shall not be reproduced on the heirloom certificate.