[Section repealed July 1, 2018. L 2016, c 85, §3.] (a) Notwithstanding section 338-18, the department of health, within six weeks after the end of each quarter or other agreed upon period, shall deliver to a state agency a list of the names of all persons whose deaths have been recorded by the department during that period; provided that this section shall only apply to a state agency that:
(1) Maintains official lists of persons in the ordinary course of the agency's activities and is prohibited by federal law from sharing information from the lists; and
(2) Has requested the information from the department pursuant to a written agreement.
The list shall set forth the full name of the decedent, the dates of the decedent's birth and death, and the last four digits of the decedent's social security number, if known. The department and the requesting agency shall determine by agreement the form and format of providing the information to the agency.
(b) In response to an agency's first request pursuant to subsection (a), the department of health may provide a list of the persons whose deaths were recorded by the department during an agreed upon period in the past. The department may charge a reasonable fee to cover its cost of providing the list. If a state agency requires further information, the department may provide a certified copy of the death certificate to that state agency, subject to the fees required under section 338-14.5.
(c) Any state agency that obtains, pursuant to this section, a list of the names of persons whose deaths have been recorded by the department of health shall use the list only for the purposes for which it was obtained and shall not further disclose any information on the list.
(d) The department of health may develop and implement or assist with the development and implementation of a systems interface to electronically provide the information required pursuant to subsection (a) to a state agency. [L 2014, c 27, §§2, 4; am L 2016, c 85, §2]