Maine Revised Statutes

§1493. Duties of health care providers, health care facilities and medical laboratories

All health care providers, health care facilities and medical laboratories shall report to the Department of Health and Human Services all persons diagnosed as having an occupational disease no later than 30 days from the date of diagnosis or from discharge from a hospital. The report must include any factor known to the physician that is suspected of being a contributing factor to the disease, including, but not limited to, whether or not the person smokes and, if so, the frequency of smoking. [2011, c. 337, §1 (AMD).]

A health care provider, health care facility or medical laboratory, upon notification by the Department of Health and Human Services, shall report to the department any further information requested by the department concerning any person now or formerly under its care diagnosed as having or having had an occupational disease. [2011, c. 337, §1 (AMD).]

A health care provider, health care facility or medical laboratory complying with the reporting requirements of this section is not liable for any civil damages as a result of those acts. [2011, c. 337, §1 (AMD).]

SECTION HISTORY
1985, c. 452, §1 (NEW). 2003, c. 689, §B6 (REV). 2011, c. 337, §1 (AMD).

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