Section 22-11A-2

Persons responsible to report diseases; contents of report; confidential information; person making report immune from liability.

Each physician, dentist, nurse, medical examiner, hospital administrator, nursing home administrator, laboratory director, school principal, and day care center director shall be responsible to report cases or suspected cases of notifiable diseases and health conditions. The report shall contain such information, and be delivered in such a manner, as may be provided for from time to time by the rules of the State Board of Health. All medical and statistical information and reports required by this article shall be confidential and shall not be subject to the inspection, subpoena, or admission into evidence in any court, except proceedings brought under this article to compel the examination, testing, commitment or quarantine of any person or upon the written consent of the patient, or if the patient is a minor, his parent or legal guardian. Any physician or other person making any report required by this article or participating in any judicial proceeding resulting therefrom shall, in so doing, be immune from any civil or criminal liability, that might otherwise be incurred or imposed. No provision of this section shall be interpreted to prevent the publication of statistical reports or other summaries provided that said reports or summaries do not identify individual persons.

(Acts 1987, No. 87-574, p. 904, §2.)