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2004 Florida Statutes

Public records exemption for the Florida Putative Father Registry.
Section 63.0541, Florida Statutes 2004

163.0541  Public records exemption for the Florida Putative Father Registry.--

(1)  All information contained in the Florida Putative Father Registry and maintained by the Office of Vital Statistics within the Department of Health is confidential and exempt from public disclosure pursuant to s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution, except as otherwise provided in this section. Information made confidential and exempt by this section shall be disclosed to:

(a)  An adoption entity, upon the filing of a request for a diligent search of the Florida Putative Father Registry in connection with the planned adoption of a child.

(b)  The registrant unmarried biological father, upon receipt of notarized request for a copy of his registry entry only.

(c)  The court, upon issuance of a court order concerning a petitioner acting pro se in an action under this chapter.

(2)  Except as set forth in subsection (1), the database comprising the Florida Putative Father Registry shall remain confidential and exempt and separate from all other databases in this state, including any local or federal database. Such database may not be accessed by any other state or federal agency or entity.

History.--ss. 1, 2, ch. 2003-56.

1Note.--Section 2, ch. 2003-56, provides that "[s]ection [63.0541], Florida Statutes, is subject to the Open Government Sunset Review Act of 1995 in accordance with section 119.15, Florida Statutes, and shall stand repealed on October 2, 2008, unless reviewed and saved from repeal through reenactment by the Legislature."