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65-1,108a. Information obtained through certain tests conducted by approved laboratories confidential; exceptions; penalties for violations. (a) Information obtained through tests performed under 42 C.F.R. part 493 and amendments thereto (CLIA '88) or tests to evaluate biological specimens for the presence of controlled substances included in schedule I or II of the uniform controlled substances act or metabolites thereof, conducted by a laboratory approved under K.S.A. 65-1,107 and 65-1,108 and amendments thereto by the secretary of health and environment to perform such tests shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed or made public by officers or employees, or former officers and employees, of such laboratory, except that such laboratory test results shall be released only to: (1) The person who ordered such tests be made; (2) the secretary of health and environment if required by the secretary as part of the approval of the laboratory under K.S.A. 65-1,107 and 65-1,108 and amendments thereto; and (3) the secretary of health and environment for data collection purposes so long as such information is released in such a manner that the information will not reveal the identity of the person who is the subject of the information.

(b) A violation of this section shall constitute a class C misdemeanor.

History: L. 1988, ch. 233, § 3; L. 1990, ch. 215, § 3; L. 1994, ch. 262, § 3; July 1.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and hepatitis B; confidentiality of information; disclosure. 95-5.

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