135.28 STATE SUBSTITUTE MEDICAL DECISION-MAKING BOARD. A state substitute medical decision-making board is established to formulate policy and guidelines for the operations of local substitute medical decision-making boards, and to act if a local substitute medical decision-making board does not exist. The department, with the approval of the state substitute medical decision-making board, shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 17A for the appointment and operation of local substitute medical decision-making boards. Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary regarding confidentiality of medical records, the state substitute medical decision-making board may issue subpoenas relating to the production of medical records of a patient under the board's review. A person participating in good faith in releasing medical record information in response to a board subpoena is immune from any liability, civil or criminal, which might otherwise be incurred or imposed. The state substitute medical decision-making board is comprised of medical professionals and lay persons appointed by the director and the state board of health according to rules adopted by the department. The state substitute medical decision-making board and its members are not liable, jointly or severally, for actions or omissions taken or made in the official discharge of their duties, except those acts or omissions constituting willful or wanton misconduct.

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         89 Acts, ch 178, § 1; 90 Acts, ch 1026, § 1; 93 Acts, ch 139, § 2

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