(1) Identifying information about elderly persons who receive services under ss. 430.601-430.606, which is received through files, reports, inspection, or otherwise by the department or by authorized departmental employees, by persons who volunteer services, or by persons who provide services to elderly persons under ss. 430.601-430.606 through contracts with the department, is confidential and exempt from the provisions of s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution. Such information may not be disclosed publicly in such a manner as to identify an elderly person, unless that person or the person’s legal guardian provides written consent.
(2) This section does not, however, limit the subpoena authority of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Department of Legal Affairs pursuant to s. 409.920(10)(b).
History.—s. 1, ch. 95-273; s. 281, ch. 96-406; s. 8, ch. 2000-163; s. 25, ch. 2004-344; s. 34, ch. 2009-223.