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Section 307.659 | Unauthorized dissemination of confidential information.


(A) Any information, document, or report presented to a domestic violence fatality review board, all statements made by review board members during meetings of the review board, all work products of the review board, and data submitted by the review board to the department of health, other than the report prepared pursuant to section 307.656 of the Revised Code, are confidential, are not public records open to public inspection and copying under section 149.43 of the Revised Code, and shall be used by the review board, its members, and the department of health only in the exercise of the proper functions of the review board and the department.

(B) No member of a domestic violence fatality review board shall disclose any of the following, except in the exercise of the proper functions of the review board:

(1) Information, documents, or reports presented to the board;

(2) Work products of the review board or data submitted to the department of health other than reports prepared pursuant to division (C) of section 307.656 of the Revised Code.

(C) A review board may disclose the confidential information described in division (A) of this section to a child fatality review board established under section 307.621 of the Revised Code in the same county or region, and otherwise collaborate with a child fatality review board, if the person whose death is being reviewed as a domestic violence fatality was a child.

Last updated February 24, 2023 at 11:23 AM

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