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Maine State Statute:
opens new window Maine: MRS 22 1711C
Privacy,
Research
An individual's health care information, including information about individual cells or their components or genetic information, is confidential. Authorization is required to disclose this information other than to the individual by the health care practitioner or facility with some exceptions. The definition of health care information excludes information that protects the anonymity of the individual by means of encryption or encoding of individual identifiers or information pertaining to or derived from federally sponsored, authorized or regulated research governed by 21 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 50 and 56 and 45 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 46, to the extent that such information is used in a manner that protects the identification of individuals.

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