1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 439.538, information obtained by the system from any source may be used only:
(a) To investigate the causes of birth defects and other adverse birth outcomes;
(b) To determine, evaluate and develop strategies to prevent the occurrence of birth defects and other adverse birth outcomes;
(c) To assist in the early detection of birth defects; and
(d) To assist in ensuring the delivery of services for children identified with birth defects.
2. The State Board of Health shall adopt regulations to ensure that, except as otherwise provided in subsection 3 and NRS 439.538:
(a) Access to information contained in the system is limited to persons authorized and approved by the State Health Officer or a representative of the Officer who are employed by the Health Division or the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
(b) Any information obtained by the system that would reveal the identity of a patient remains confidential.
(c) Information obtained by the system is used solely for the purposes set forth in subsection 1.
3. This section does not prohibit the publishing of statistical compilations relating to birth defects and other adverse birth outcomes that do not in any manner identify individual patients or individual sources of information.