3922.21 Confidentiality.

(A) When a record containing information pertaining to the medical history, diagnosis, prognosis, or medical condition of a covered person is provided to the superintendent of insurance for any reason under this chapter or sections 1751.77 to 1751.87 of the Revised Code, regardless of the source, the superintendent shall maintain the confidentiality of the record. The record in the superintendent's possession is not a public record under section 149.43 of the Revised Code, except to the extent that information from the record is used in preparing reports under section 3922.17 of the Revised Code.

(B) Notwithstanding division (A) of this section, the superintendent may share a record that is the subject of this section in connection with the investigation or prosecution of any illegal or criminal activity with the chief deputy rehabilitator, the chief deputy liquidator, other deputy rehabilitators and liquidators, and any other person employed by, or acting on behalf of, the superintendent pursuant to Chapter 3901. or 3903. of the Revised Code, with other local, state, federal, and international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, with local, state, and federal prosecutors, and with the national association of insurance commissioners and its affiliates and subsidiaries, provided that the recipient agrees to maintain the confidential or privileged status of the confidential or privileged record and has authority to do so.

(C) Nothing in this section shall prohibit the superintendent from receiving records in accordance with section 3901.045 of the Revised Code.

(D) The superintendent may enter into agreements governing the sharing and use of records consistent with the requirements of this section.

(E) No waiver of any applicable privilege or claim of confidentiality in the records that are the subject of this section shall occur as a result of sharing or receiving records as authorized in divisions (B) and (C) of this section.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.48, HB 218, §1, eff. 12/26/2011.