N.Y. Public Health Law Section 2733
Reporting of birth defects

  • confidentiality of information


Birth defects and genetic and allied diseases shall be reported by physicians, hospitals, and persons in attendance at births in the manner and on such forms as may be prescribed by the commissioner.


Such reports and information shall be kept confidential and shall not be admissible as evidence in an action or proceeding in any court or before any other tribunal, board, agency or person. The commissioner may, however, publish analyses of such reports and information from time to time for scientific and public health purposes, in such a manner as to assure that the identities of the individuals concerned cannot be ascertained.

Source: Section 2733 — Reporting of birth defects; confidentiality of information, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/2733 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 8, 2024).

Jun. 8, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 2733’s source at nysenate​.gov

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