Maine Revised Statutes

§8942. Investigations and inspections

The department may conduct investigations and inspections, including medical, demographic, environmental, epidemiological and toxicological investigations, of current or past cases of suspected birth defects in order to determine the nature and extent of disease or known or suspected causes of the birth defects, to improve access to services and to formulate and evaluate control measures to protect the public health. Persons requested to provide information and access to health care and other records for the purposes of an investigation or inspection under this section shall provide information and access. [1999, c. 344, §1 (NEW).]

1999, c. 344, §1 (NEW).