§ 31-5-5. Classification of confidential and privileged materials.

CODE OF GEORGIA

Title 31. HEALTH

Chapter 5. ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT

Article 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Current through 2019 Chapter 321

§ 31-5-5. Classification of confidential and privileged materials

The department and county boards of health are authorized by regulation to classify as confidential and privileged documents, reports and other information and data obtained by them from persons, firms, corporations, municipalities, counties, and other public authorities and political subdivisions, where such matters relate to secret processes, formulas, and methods or where such matters were obtained or furnished on a confidential basis. All matters so classified shall not be subject to public inspection or discovery and shall not be subject to production or disclosure in any court of law or elsewhere until and unless the judge of the court of competent jurisdiction, after in camera inspection, determines that the public interest requires such production and disclosure or that such production and disclosure may be necessary in the interests of justice.

Cite as OCGA § 31-5-5

History. Amended by 2011 Ga. Laws 52, §; 42, eff. 1/1/2013.