Data Use Restrictions - Colorado Central Cancer Registry Statistics

Colorado Revised Statutes 1989, Section 25-1-107 (1) (z) establishes the Colorado Central Cancer Registry within the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to "collect, compile, and tabulate general statistical information with regard to cancer cases" from many medical sources. The Department "may disclose general, non-individual identifying information, numerical and statistical data developed there from or related thereto." As per the CDPHE regulation referring to the Registry and passed by the Colorado Board of Health, all reports of cancer cases received by the Department, in connection with the Registry, shall be and remain strictly privileged and confidential as "medical records and reports" within the purview and intent of Section 25-1-122 (4), Colorado Revised Statutes 1989. Per this statute, "release may be made of medical and epidemiological information in a manner such that no individual person can be identified." In addition, the CDPHE has instituted a Policy on Release of Disease Surveillance Data, which refers to this statute and prescribes data release limitations based on population size, time period, etc. This policy has been followed in presenting Cancer Registry statistics for the COHID website. Therefore users will:

  • Use these data for statistical reporting and analysis only.
  • Make no attempt to learn the identity of any person or establishment included in these data.
  • Make no disclosure or other use of the identity of any person or establishment discovered inadvertently and advise the Director, Colorado Central Cancer Registry (, of any such discovery.

By accessing the Colorado Health Information Dataset (COHID) system for Cancer Registry statistics, you signify your agreement to comply with the above-stated Colorado statutes, and regulations and policies of the Colorado Central Cancer Registry and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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