An Act To Allow Access to Certain Death Records
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 34-B MRSA §1207, sub-§1, ¶H, as amended by PL 2011, c. 347, §10, is further amended to read:
H. The names and dates of death of individuals who died while patients at the Augusta Mental Health Institute, the Bangor Mental Health Institute, the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center or , the Riverview Psychiatric Center or the Pineland Hospital and Training Center may be made available to the public in accordance with rules adopted by the department. The rules must require the department to notify the public regarding the release of the information and to maintain the confidentiality of information concerning any deceased individual whose surviving relatives notify the department that they object to public disclosure. Rules adopted pursuant to this paragraph are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A; and
Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 127th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.