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New Jersey Medical Records Laws

State laws, in addition to federal laws, regulate how medical information is to be disseminated and when certain information rises to the level of public concern. All states protect the privacy of medical records in some fashion, and records with personally identifying information are always considered confidential. New Jersey medical records laws require mandatory reporting to the proper state authorities when there are signs of child abuse.

The main provisions of New Jersey's medical records laws are listed below, with links to additional resources.

Who Has Access to Records? Medical records confidential but may be disclosed to patient, upon court order, and other exceptions (§30:4-24.3)
What Privileges Apply to Medical Records? Psychologist-patient (45:14B-28); Physician-patient (2A:84A-22.1, .2)
Mandatory Reporting Requirements Child abuse (§9:6-8.30); pertussis vaccine (§26:2N-5); venereal disease (§26:4-41); AIDS (26:5C-6)
Patient Consent and Waiver -
Insurance Companies -
Provisions Related to HIV/AIDS All records with identifying information are confidential (§26:5C-7); disclosure per 26:5C-8, et seq.

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a New Jersey health care attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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