House Bill 211
149th General Assembly (2017 - 2018)
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ENLARGEMENT OF THE COMPOSITION AND SCOPE OF HEALTH INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO THE DRUG OVERDOSE FATALITY REVIEW COMMISSION.
Section one of this Act would grant access to data from the prescription monitoring program to the Drug Overdose Fatality Review Commission, which would significantly enhance the Commission’s ability to meet its statutory duties. In addition, this section of the amendment broadens the pool of individuals from the Division of Forensic Science who may be designated as members to the Commission. This section of the amendment also clarifies the scope of records that may be compelled for production by the Commission. Sections two and three of this Act allows the Drug Overdose Fatality Review Commission to obtain and review medical records, including mental health and substance abuse records, in furtherance of its statutory duties and in compliance with Delaware’s privacy and confidentiality laws.