PA 13-226—sSB 709

Public Safety and Security Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE SILVER ALERT SYSTEM AND MAINTAINING THE PRIVACY OF A MISSING PERSON'S MEDICAL INFORMATION

SUMMARY: This act requires the state's Missing Children Information Clearinghouse to establish procedures to maintain the confidentiality of any medical information that it collects, discovers, or otherwise obtains on missing persons. The procedures must provide that no such medical information is disseminated to the public about (1) a missing child without the consent of the child's parent, guardian, or legal custodian or (2) any other missing person without the consent of the person's spouse, parent, sibling, child, or next of kin.

By law, the clearinghouse is the state's central repository of information on missing persons, including children, adults with mental impairments, and seniors age 65 or older. It is within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013

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