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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE XVI PUBLIC HEALTH
  • CHAPTER 112 REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
  • Section 12 Disclosure of information relative to venereal disease by registered physician

Section 12. Any registered physician or surgeon who knows or has reason to believe that any person is infected with a venereal disease as defined under section six of chapter one hundred and eleven may disclose such information to any person from whom the infected person has received a promise of marriage or to the parent or guardian of such person if a minor. Such information given in good faith by a registered physician or surgeon shall not constitute a slander or libel.