§ 23-1-49. Registry of persons with head injuries and/or spinal cord injuries.
(a) The state department of health is authorized, empowered, and directed to establish and maintain a central registry of persons suffering from acquired traumatic brain and/or spinal cord injuries.
(b) The state director of health shall require the reporting of all newly diagnosed traumatic brain and/or spinal cord injuries and the submission of any specified additional information on reported injuries that she or he deems necessary and appropriate for the recognition, prevention, or control of those injuries.
(c) The central traumatic brain and spinal cord injury registry shall maintain comprehensive records of all reports submitted pursuant to this section. These reports shall be confidential in accordance with chapter 37.3 of title 5 and subject to the restrictions on release incorporated in that chapter.
(d) The state department of health shall make rules and regulations that are necessary to implement the provisions of this section pursuant to chapter 35 of title 42.
(P.L. 1996, ch. 160, § 1.)