3701.701 Summary sheet.

(A)

(1) Notwithstanding section 3701.243 and any other section of the Revised Code pertaining to confidentiality, any individual, public children services agency, private child placing agency, or agency that provides services specifically to individuals or families, law enforcement agency, or other public or private entity that provided services to a child whose death is being reviewed by the director of health pursuant to guidelines established under section 3701.70 of the Revised Code, on the request of the director, shall submit to the director a summary sheet of information.

(a) With respect to a request made to a health care entity, the summary sheet shall contain only information available and reasonably drawn from the child's medical record created by the health care entity.

(b) With respect to a request made to any other individual or entity, the summary sheet shall contain only information available and reasonably drawn from any record involving the child that the individual or entity develops in the normal course of business.

(c) On the request of the director, an individual or entity may, at the individual's or entity's discretion, make any additional information, documents, or reports available to the director.

(2) Notwithstanding section 3701.243 and any other section of the Revised Code pertaining to confidentiality, in the case of a child one year of age or younger whose death is being reviewed by the director, on the request of the director, a health care entity that provided services to the child's mother shall submit to the director a summary sheet of information available and reasonably drawn from the mother's medical record created by the health care entity. Before submitting the summary sheet, the health care entity shall attempt to obtain the mother's consent to do so, but lack of consent shall not preclude the entity from submitting the summary sheet.

(3) For purposes of the review, the director shall have access to confidential information provided to the director under this section or division (I)(4) of section 2151.421 of the Revised Code, and the director shall preserve the confidentiality of that information.

(B) Notwithstanding division (A) of this section, no person, entity, law enforcement agency, or prosecuting attorney shall provide any information regarding the death of a child to the director pursuant to guidelines established under section 3701.70 of the Revised Code while an investigation of the death or prosecution of a person for causing the death is pending, unless the prosecuting attorney agrees to allow the review.

Cite as R.C. § 3701.701

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 493, §1, eff. 3/14/2017.

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.