Health and Safety

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

SECTION 23-11-9

§ 23-11-9 Information confidential – Penalty for disclosure.

All information and reports in connection with persons suffering from or suspected to be suffering from the diseases mentioned in this chapter shall be regarded as absolutely confidential by any and every person, body, or committee whose duty it is or may be to obtain, make, transmit, and receive that information and reports. Any person who knowingly, outside of the requirements of this chapter, divulges the name of or gives any information relating to any person suffering or suspected to be suffering from sexually transmitted diseases shall be imprisoned not more than six (6) months or fined not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250).

History of Section.
(P.L. 1921, ch. 2081, § 9; G.L. 1923, ch. 163, § 9; G.L. 1938, ch. 257, § 9; G.L. 1956, § 23-11-9; P.L. 1986, ch. 246, § 2; P.L. 1986, ch. 436, § 2.)