17:23A-8. Access to recorded personal information
Access to recorded personal information. a. If any individual, after proper identification, submits a written request to an insurance institution, agent or insurance-support organization for access to recorded personal information about the individual which is reasonably described by the individual and reasonably locatable and retrievable by the insurance institution, agent or insurance-support organization, the insurance institution, agent or insurance-support organization shall within 30 business days from the date the request is received:
(1) Inform the individual of the nature and substance of the recorded personal information in writing;
(2) Permit the individual to see and copy, in person, the recorded personal information pertaining to him or to obtain a copy of the recorded personal information by mail, whichever the individual prefers, unless the recorded personal information is in coded form, in which case an accurate translation in plain language shall be provided in writing;
(3) Disclose to the individual the identity, if recorded, of those persons to whom the insurance institution, agent or insurance-support organization has disclosed the personal information within two years prior to the request, and if the identity is not recorded, the names of those insurance institutions, agents, insurance-support organizations or other persons to whom such information is normally disclosed; and
(4) Provide the individual with a summary of the proceedings by which he may request correction, amendment or deletion of recorded personal information.
b. Any personal information provided pursuant to subsection a. above shall identify the source of the information if the source is an institutional source.
c. Medical record information supplied by a medical-care institution or medical professional and requested under subsection a., together with the identity of the medical professional or medical-care institution which provided the information, shall be supplied either directly to the individual or to a medical professional designated by the individual and licensed to provide medical care with respect to the condition to which the information relates, whichever the insurance institution, agent or insurance-support organization prefers. If it elects to disclose the information to a medical professional designated by the individual, the insurance institution, agent or insurance-support organization shall notify the individual, at the time of the disclosure, that it has provided the information to the medical professional.
d. Except for personal information provided under section 10, an insurance institution, agent or insurance-support organization may charge a reasonable fee to cover the costs incurred in providing a copy of recorded personal information to individuals.
e. The obligations imposed by this section upon an insurance institution or agent may be satisfied by another insurance institution or agent authorized to act on its behalf. With respect to the copying and disclosure of recorded personal information pursuant to a request under subsection a., an insurance institution, agent or insurance-support organization may make arrangements with an insurance-support organization or a consumer reporting agency to copy and disclose recorded personal information on its behalf. f. The rights granted to individuals in this section shall extend to all natural persons to the extent information about them is collected and maintained by an insurance institution, agent or insurance-support organization in connection with an insurance transaction. The rights granted to all natural persons by this section shall not extend to information about them that relates to and is collected in connection with or in reasonable anticipation of a claim or civil or criminal proceeding involving them.
g. For the purposes of this section, the term "insurance-support organization" does not include a consumer reporting agency.
L. 1985, c. 179, s. 8.
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