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Connecticut Laws | Title 4 Management Of State Agencies
Sec. 4-193. Agency's duties re personal data.

(g) Except as otherwise provided in section 4-194, disclose to a person, upon written request, on a form understandable to such person, all personal data concerning him which is maintained by the agency. If disclosure of personal data is made under this subsection, the agency shall not disclose any personal data concerning persons other than the requesting person; (1484)

(h) Establish procedures which: (1485)

(1) Allow a person to contest the accuracy, completeness or relevancy of his personal data; (1486)

(2) Allow personal data to be corrected upon request of a person when the agency concurs in the proposed correction; (1487)

(3) Allow a person who believes that the agency maintains inaccurate or incomplete personal data concerning him to add a statement to the record setting forth what he believes to be an accurate or complete version of that personal data. Such a statement shall become a permanent part of the agency's personal data system, and shall be disclosed to any individual, agency or organization to which the disputed personal data is disclosed. (1488)

Sec. 4-194. Refusal to disclose. Medical doctor to review data. Judicial relief. (1489)(Text)

(a) If an agency determines that disclosure to a person of medical, psychiatric or psychological data concerning him would be detrimental to that person, or that nondisclosure to a person of personal data concerning him is otherwise permitted or required by law, the agency may refuse to disclose that personal data, and shall refuse disclosure where required by law. In either case, the agency shall advise that person of his right to seek judicial relief. (1490)

(b) If an agency refuses to disclose personal data to a person and the nondisclosure is not mandated by law, the agency shall, at the written request of such person, permit a qualified medical doctor to review the personal data contained in the person's record to determine if the personal data should be disclosed. If disclosure is recommended by the person's medical doctor, the agency shall disclose the personal data to such person; if nondisclosure is recommended by such person's medical doctor, the agency shall not disclose the personal data and shall inform such person of the judicial relief provided under section 4-195. (1491)

Sec. 4-195. Petition to court for failure to disclose. (1492)(Text)

If disclosure of personal data is refused by an agency under section 4-194, any person aggrieved thereby may, within thirty days of such refusal, petition the superior court for the judicial district in which he resides for an order requiring the agency to disclose the personal data. Such a proceeding shall be privileged with respect to assignment for trial. The court, after hearing and an in camera review of the personal data in question, shall issue the order requested unless it determines that such disclosure would be detrimental to the person or is otherwise prohibited by law. (1493)

Sec. 4-196. Agencies to adopt regulations conforming to Attorney General's standards. (1494)(Text)

(a) Each state agency shall, within six months of July 1, 1977, adopt regulations pursuant to chapter 54 which describe: (1495)

(1) The general nature and purpose of the agency's personal data systems; (1496)

(2) The categories of personal and other data kept in the agency's personal data systems; (1497)

(3) The agency's procedures regarding the maintenance of personal data; (1498)

(4) The uses to be made of the personal data maintained by the agency. (1499)

(b) The Attorney General shall adopt uniform standards for regulations adopted pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. After such standards are adopted and distributed to state agencies by the Attorney General but not later than six months after October 1, 1984, each state agency shall review such regulations to determine whether they conform to such standards. Regulations which do not so conform shall be amended in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4-169, the Attorney General may disapprove any regulation submitted for his approval under said section, which fails to conform to such standards. (1500)

Sec. 4-197. Action against agency for violation of chapter. (1501)(Text)

Any agency which violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to an action by any aggrieved person for injunction, declaratory judgment, mandamus or a civil action for damages. Such action may be brought in the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford, or for the judicial district in which the person resides. Actions for injunction, declaratory judgment or mandamus under this section may be prosecuted by any aggrieved person or by the Attorney General in the name of the state upon his own complaint or upon the complaint of any individual. Any aggrieved person who prevails in an action under this section shall be entitled to recover court costs and reasonable attorney's fees. An action under this section shall be privileged with respect to assignment for trial. (1502)

Secs. 4-198 to 4-204. (1503)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (1504)



Sec. 4-205. Definitions. (1507)(Text)

Section 4-205 is repealed, effective October 1, 2000. (1508)

Secs. 4-206 to 4-209. Secretary of Office of Policy and Management to establish standards. Written procedures by state agencies for implementing standards. Requests for proposals; screening committee; selection of consultant; waiver required for noncompetitive procurement. (1509)(Text)

Sections 4-206 to 4-209, inclusive, are repealed, effective July 1, 1994. (1510)

Secs. 4-210 and 4-211. State agency reports on awarded contracts and needs for consultant services; coordination by secretary. State agency reports on completed contracts; compilation; performance evaluations. (1511)(Text)

Sections 4-210 and 4-211 are repealed, effective October 1, 2000. (1512)


Sec. 4-212. Definitions. (1514)(Text)

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