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Title 18: Health

Chapter 30: MATERNAL MORTALITY REVIEW PANEL

18 V.S.A. § 1554. Confidentiality



§ 1554. Confidentiality

(a) The panel's proceedings, records, and opinions shall be confidential and shall not be subject to inspection or review under 1 V.S.A. chapter 5, subchapter 3 or to discovery, subpoena, or introduction into evidence in any civil or criminal proceeding; provided, however, that nothing in this subsection shall be construed to limit or restrict the right to discover or use in any civil or criminal proceeding anything that is available from another source and entirely independent of the panel's proceedings.

(b) Members of the panel shall not be questioned in any civil or criminal proceeding regarding the information presented in or opinions formed as a result of a meeting of the panel; provided, however, that nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prevent a member of the panel from testifying to information obtained independently of the panel or which is public information. (Added 2011, No. 35, § 2, eff. May 18, 2011.)