131. The regional council and the regional boards shall ensure that all personal and confidential information obtained by public health directors in the exercise of their functions under Chapters VIII, IX and XI is kept by the public health department in such manner as to preserve its confidentiality and that the persons having access to the information in the exercise of their functions undertake under oath not to disclose or communicate the information without being duly authorized to do so.
Such confidentiality undertaking shall be periodically renewed.
The regional council and the regional boards must do likewise in respect of the reports received under section 69.
2001, c. 60, s. 131; 2002, c. 38, s. 15.