Title 15
Domestic Relations

Chapter 8.1
Uniform Parentage Act

Article 6
Genetic Parentage

R.I. Gen. Laws § 15-8.1-611

§ 15-8.1-611. Confidentiality of genetic testing.

(a) A report of genetic testing for parentage is exempt from public inspection and copying pursuant to chapter 2 of title 38 (“access to public records act”), and shall be kept confidential and released only as provided in this chapter.

(b) An individual shall not intentionally release a report of genetic testing or the genetic material of another individual for a purpose not relevant to a parentage proceeding without the written permission of the individual who furnished the genetic material. An individual who violates this section shall be imprisoned not more than one year, or fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both.

History of Section.
P.L. 2020, ch. 59, § 2; P.L. 2020, ch. 60, § 2.