Hawaii Revised Statutes 325-71 Reports by Physicians and Others.

§325-71 Reports by physicians and others. (a) Every physician, and every individual in charge of an inpatient or outpatient health care facility, shall report in writing to the department of health the identity of and epidemiologic information concerning every person known or suspected to have tuberculosis and shall, upon request, provide to the department x-ray films and medical information from the record of any person known or suspected by the department to have tuberculosis.

(b) Every director of a laboratory identifying mycobacterium tuberculosis or organisms which may be mycobacterium tuberculosis in the sputum, body fluids, or tissues of any person, living or dead, shall submit a report of such examination in writing to the department of health.

(c) Release of information to the department of health pursuant to this section may be made without the prior informed consent of the individual to whom the information pertains.

(d) A report made by one of the above charged individuals does not absolve the others from their individual reporting responsibilities.

(e) The director of health may adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 necessary for the purposes of this part. [L 1911, c 118, §7; RL 1925, §944; RL 1935, §1104; RL 1945, §2322; RL 1955, §49-60; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, §19; HRS §325-71; am L 1983, c 81, §1; gen ch 1985; am L 1989, c 95, §1]

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