Alaska Statutes.
Title 12. Code of Criminal Procedure
Chapter 65. Death Investigations and Medical Examiners
Section 140. Records; Information; Meetings; Confidentiality; Immunity.
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AS 12.65.140. Records; Information; Meetings; Confidentiality; Immunity.

(a) The state child fatality review team and its members shall have access to all information and records to which the state medical examiner has access under this chapter. The state child fatality review team and its members shall maintain the confidentiality of information and records concerning deaths under review, except when disclosures may be necessary to enable the team to carry out its duties under this chapter. However, the team and its members may not disclose a record that is confidential under federal or state law.

(b) Except for public reports issued by the team, records, and other information collected by the team or a member of the team related to duties under this chapter are confidential and not subject to public disclosure under AS 40.25.100 - 40.25.220.

(c) Meetings of the state child fatality review team are closed to the public and are not subject to the provisions of AS 44.62.310 and 44.62.312.

(d) The determinations, conclusions, and recommendations of the state child fatality review team, or its members, are not admissible in a civil or criminal proceeding. Members may not be compelled to disclose their determinations, conclusions, recommendations, discussions, or thought processes through discovery or testimony in any civil or criminal proceeding. Records and information collected by the state child fatality review team are not subject to discovery or subpoena in connection with a civil or criminal proceeding.

(e) Notwithstanding (d) of this section, the state medical examiner may testify in a civil or criminal proceeding even though the death was reviewed by the state child fatality review team under AS 12.65.130 and information received from the review formed a basis of the state medical examiner's testimony.

(f) A person who is a member or an employee of, or who furnishes services to or advises, the state child fatality review team is not liable for damages or other relief in an action brought by reason of the performance of a duty, a function, or an activity of the review team.

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