2. a. A physician, psychologist, and any other health care professional licensed pursuant to Title 45 of the Revised Statutes who is qualified by training to make the diagnosis and who then makes the diagnosis that a child has an autism spectrum disorder shall report this diagnosis to the Department of Health in a form and manner prescribed by the Commissioner of Health.
b.The report shall be in writing and shall include the name and address of the person submitting the report, the name, age, place of birth, and address of the child diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder, and other pertinent information as may be required by the commissioner; except that, if the child's parent or guardian objects to the reporting of the child's diagnosis for any reason, the report shall not include any information that could be used to identify the child.
c.The commissioner shall specify procedures for the health care professional to inform the child's parent or guardian of the requirements of subsections a. and b. of this section and the purpose served by including this information in the registry established pursuant to section 3 of P.L.2007, c.170 (C.26:2-187), as well as the parent's or guardian's right to refuse to permit the reporting of any information that could be used to identify the child.
L.2007, c.170, s.2; amended 2009, c.204, s.3; 2012, c.17, s.139.