§17-1601-4 - Disclosure of records.

§17-1601-4 Disclosure of records.

(a) All

records and information shall be confidential and unauthorized disclosure or re-disclosure shall be a violation. Records shall not be accessible for public inspection except as provided by this chapter. Disclosure of records shall be provided in accordance with departmental procedures; provided, however, that when the record contains information that the person is not authorized to receive, that information shall not be provided.

(b) Recipients of confidential information shall be bound by the same confidentiality restrictions as the department and shall maintain confidentiality and prevent unauthorized re-disclosure.

(c) The name of a reporter who requests confidentiality shall be disclosed only with the reporter's written consent or pursuant to a court order.

(d) Records containing communications between the department of the attorney general and the department shall not be disclosed as those communications are considered attorney-client privilege and are subject to release only by court order.

        [Eff DEC 09 2004 ] (Auth: HRS §§346-10, 346-14, 350-1.4; Pub. L. No. 104-235; 45 C.F.R. §§205.50, 1340.14) (Imp: HRS §§346-10, 350-1, 578-15, 587-81; 45 C.F.R. §§205.50, 1340.14; 42 U.S.C. §5106a)

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