13.0404 Interstate Sharing of Information-Confidentiality.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 13.0404]

(a) In order to obtain complete information on American Samoa patients who have been diagnosed or treated in other territories and states and in order to provide information to other states, territories, cancer registries, federal cancer control agencies, and health researchers regarding their residents who have been diagnosed or treated for cancer in American Samoa, the director of health or the director’s authorized representative is hereby authorized to enter into appropriate written agreements with other states, territories, cancer registries, federal cancer control agencies, and health researchers for the purpose of determining the sources of cancer and evaluating measures designed to eliminate, alleviate, or ameliorate their effect.

(b) Each state or territory with which the director of health agrees to exchange such information must agree in writing to keep all patient-specific information confidential and to require any research personnel to whom the information is made available to keep it confidential.

History: 2010, PL 31-15 § 2.