[ 324-42]  Information collection.  (a)  Health care facilities and health care providers shall make available to the [birth defects program] information contained in health care records that pertain to birth defects or other adverse reproductive outcomes.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 324-42

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Registry: means a collection of data organized so that the information can be processed and made available for research. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 324-41

     (b)  Any person or public or private health care facility may provide information or other data or relevant material relating to individuals with birth defects or adverse reproductive outcomes to the [birth defects program] for inclusion in the birth defects registry.

     (c)  This part shall not apply if the parent, guardian, or other person having custody or control of the child objects on the grounds that the collection of the information conflicts with their religious beliefs.  The written objection shall be made a part of the child’s medical record.

     (d)  No liability of any kind or character for damages or other relief shall arise or be enforced against any person or organization by reason of having provided information or material to the [birth defects program].