The Vermont Statutes Online
Title 33 : Human Services
Chapter 069 : REPORTS OF ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND EXPLOITATION OF VULNERABLE ADULTS
Subchapter 004 : VERMONT VULNERABLE ADULT FATALITY REVIEW TEAM(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 6963)
§ 6963. Confidentiality
(a) The Team’s proceedings and records are confidential and exempt from public inspection and copying under the Public Records Act and shall not be released. Such information shall not be subject to subpoena or discovery or be admissible in any civil or criminal proceedings; provided, however, that nothing in this subsection shall be construed to limit or restrict the right to discover or use in any civil or criminal proceedings anything that is available from another source and entirely independent of the Team’s review. The Team shall not use information, records, or data that it obtains or generates for purposes other than those described in this subchapter.
(b) The Team’s conclusions and recommendations may be disclosed, but shall not identify or allow for the identification of any person or entity.
(c) Meetings of the Team are confidential and shall be exempt from the Vermont Open Meeting Law. The Secretary of the Team shall maintain any records, including meeting minutes, generated by the Team.
(d) Team members and persons invited to assist the Team shall not reveal information, records, discussions, and opinions disclosed in connection with the Team’s work, and shall execute a sworn statement to honor the confidentiality of such information, records, discussions, and opinions. The Chair of the Team shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining confidentiality agreements. (Added 2015, No. 135 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)