53-21-1108. (Temporary) Disclosure of information -- confidentiality. (1) The department shall provide the Montana suicide review team with a copy of each death certificate filed with the state that lists suicide as the cause of death. The department may not charge a fee for providing the death certificate.
(2) The suicide review team may request and may receive information from:
(a) a county coroner;
(b) the state medical examiner provided for in 44-3-201;
(c) an appropriate tribal official as designated by a tribe; and
(d) a health care provider as permitted in Title 50, chapter 16, part 5 or 8, or applicable federal law.
(3) Upon request of the suicide review team, a health care provider may disclose information about a patient without the patient's authorization or without the authorization of the representative of a patient who is deceased.
(4) The suicide review team shall maintain the confidentiality of the information received pursuant to 53-21-1105 through 53-21-1110.
(5) Materials and information obtained by the suicide review team are not subject to subpoena, are confidential information as defined in 2-6-1002, and are protected from disclosure under 2-6-1003. (Terminates June 30, 2016--sec. 16, ch. 353, L. 2013.)
History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 353, L. 2013; amd. Sec. 55, Ch. 348, L. 2015.