Maine Revised Statutes

§7451. Baxter Compensation Authority records confidential

1. Application.   This section governs all records of the former Baxter Compensation Authority, as established under former Title 5, section 22002, referred to in this section as "the authority." These records may be released only with the approval of the Attorney General as authorized in this section.
[ 2007, c. 597, §14 (NEW); 2007, c. 597, §15 (AFF) .]
2. Designation of information.   All records of the authority that are in any way related to a claimant or a claimant's family are confidential, except that the following information is a public record:
A. The claimant's name; [2007, c. 597, §14 (NEW); 2007, c. 597, §15 (AFF).]
B. The claimant's eligibility for compensation; [2007, c. 597, §14 (NEW); 2007, c. 597, §15 (AFF).]
C. The amount of the compensation award, if any; and [2007, c. 597, §14 (NEW); 2007, c. 597, §15 (AFF).]
D. A summary of the compensation panel's rationale in deciding eligibility and the compensation award amount. [2007, c. 597, §14 (NEW); 2007, c. 597, §15 (AFF).]
All information other than that described in paragraphs A to D supporting or corroborating a claim continues to be confidential until those records are destroyed. This confidential information may be released only to the Attorney General, the Governor and the chairs of the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over judiciary matters and remains confidential in their custody.
[ 2007, c. 597, §14 (NEW); 2007, c. 597, §15 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 597, §14 (NEW). 2007, c. 597, §15 (AFF).

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