13.0403 Promulgation of rules.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 13.0403]

The Department of Health shall develop rules necessary to:

(1) ensure complete reporting by hospitals, laboratories, physicians and other health care practitioners diagnosing, or providing treatment for cancer patients;

(2) ensure access to all records that would identify cases of cancer or establish characteristics of the cancer, treatment of the cancer, or medical status of the individual patient;

(3) protect the confidentiality of all cancer data reported to the registry;

(4) establish the format, quality requirements, completeness, and timeliness of required data;

(5) and protect individuals complying with the law including provisions specifying that no person shall be held liable in any civil action with respect to a cancer case report provided to the cancer registry."

History: 1998, PL 25-22.