1.08 - Disclosure of Autopsy Reports to Authority Compiling Statistical Data

1.08. Disclosure of Autopsy Reports to Authority Compiling Statistical Data

The Office may, in its discretion, provide a copy of the autopsy report or information contained therein to a requesting Authority Compiling Statistical Data if the following conditions are met:

(1) The authority compiling statistical data demonstrates in writing to the satisfaction of the Office that the information sought is relevant, material, and necessary for the complete and proper fulfillment of its federal or state or statutory requirements; and

(2) The authority compiling statistical data demonstrates that all publicly accessible reports containing Office data received pursuant to this regulation will contain only aggregate data and no individual names or other personally identifying information or information that could lead to the identification of an individual decedent, or other information that is protected by statute, regulation, or executive order, including but not limited to M.G.L. c. 214, ยง 1B, c. 66A, c. 93H, c. 93I, c. 4, ยง 7(26), 5 USC 552, and Massachusetts Executive Order 504, will be published or released.

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