In the maintenance, compilation, and providing of the statistics, the director of health, the hospitals, and the physicians shall maintain a confidentiality with respect to the identity of the individuals involved except where ordered to the contrary by any court of competent jurisdiction in the state; that confidentiality shall not extend to the records and files of the law enforcement agencies, except insofar as the confidentiality is protected under other provisions of the general laws, or otherwise. The director is authorized to provide any public or private drug control agency or social service agency with the compilation and detail of the statistics described in §§ 21-28.3-1 and 21-28.3-2.
(P.L. 1972, ch. 263, § 1.)