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§ 131E‑98.  Inmatemedical records.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a hospital does not breachpatient confidentiality by providing the Department of Correction with themedical records of inmates who receive medical treatment at the hospital whilein the custody of the Department.  A hospital complying with a request from theDepartment of Correction or its agent for a copy of the medical records of aninmate who received medical services while in custody shall be immune fromliability in any civil action for the release of the inmate's medical record. (1993, c. 321, s. 178(b).)