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147A.26 Trauma registry.

1. The department shall maintain a statewide trauma reporting system by which the system evaluation and quality improvement committee, the trauma system advisory council, and the department may monitor the effectiveness of the statewide trauma care system.

2. The data collected by and furnished to the department pursuant to this section shall not be public records under chapter 22. The compilations prepared for release or dissemination from the data collected shall be public records under chapter 22, which are not subject to section 22.7, subsection 2. However, the confidentiality of patients is to be protected and the laws of this state apply with regard to patient confidentiality.

3. To the extent possible, activities under this section shall be coordinated with other health data collection methods.

Section History: Recent form

95 Acts, ch 40, §7

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