Ohio Public Defender Commission - Accessing Personal Information - Confidentiality Statutes.

Published: 2015-12-01

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The following federal statutes and regulations, and state statutes and administrative rules make personal information maintained by the agency confidential, and identify the confidential personal information within the scope of rules promulgated by this agency in accordance with section 1347.15 of the Revised Code:

(A) Social security numbers: 5 U.S.C. 552a., unless the individual was told that the number would be disclosed.

(B) "Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Information" criminal records check results: section 4776.04 of the Revised Code.

(C) U.S. Code or Ohio Revised Code sections, and any rules requiring confidential treatment of personal information, including: section 149.43 of the Revised Code, lawyer-client privilege, sealed court records, constitutional right to privacy, medical records, psychological evaluations, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, residential and familial information of exempt individuals, probation and parole records, adoption records, putative father registry records, DNA database records, and records from the department of rehabilitation and correction and the department of youth services.