4. a. An adult who has been diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder by a physician, psychologist, or any other health care professional licensed pursuant to Title 45 of the Revised Statutes who is qualified by training to make the diagnosis, and whose diagnosis has not been reported pursuant to section 2 of P.L.2007, c.170 (C.26:2-186), may, at his discretion, report this diagnosis, or request that a health care professional on his behalf 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 adult diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder, and other pertinent information as may be required by the commissioner.
c.The commissioner shall specify procedures for the health care professional to inform the adult of the provisions 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).
L.2009, c.204, s.4; amended 2012, c.17, s.140.