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Section 3707.75 | Confidentiality.


(A) Except as provided in sections 5153.171 to 5153.173 of the Revised Code, any record, document, report, or other information presented to a fetal-infant mortality review board or a person abstracting such materials on the board's behalf, statements made by board members during board meetings, all work products of the board, and data submitted by the board to the department of health or a national infant death review database, other than the report prepared pursuant to section 3707.77 of the Revised Code, are confidential. Such materials shall be used by the board and department of health only in the exercise of the proper functions of the review board and the department.

If the materials are presented to the board or a person abstracting the materials on the board's behalf in paper form, the materials shall be stored in a locked file cabinet. If a database is used to store the materials electronically, the database shall be stored in a secure manner. All information accessible to each board member and used during a review, including information provided by the deceased's mother, shall be de-identified.

(B) No person shall permit or encourage the authorized dissemination of confidential information described in division (A) of this section.

(C) Whoever violates division (B) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree.

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