840 CMR 6.00: STANDARD RULES FOR DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

Section
6.01: Definitions
6.02: Purpose of Standard Rules
6.03: Privacy Standards
6.04: Custodian; Designation; Duties and Responsibilities; Fees
6.05: Notice and Report to the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission
6.06: Access to Personal Data in Retirement Files by the Public Employee Retirement Administration
Commission, Retirement Boards, Medical Panel Physicians and the Office of the Attorney General
6.07: Access to Personal Data in Retirement Files by Members
6.08: Access to Retirement Files by Employers
6.09: Access to Retirement Files by Legal Process
6.10: Access to Personal Data in Retirement Files by the General Public
6.11: Access to Public Records; Promptness of Access; Requests for Public Records
6.12: Records of Retirement Board Meetings
6.13: Advisory Opinions
6.14: Objections and Administrative Appeals

      840 CMR 6.00 is the standard rule for disclosure of information promulgated by the Public
Employee Retirement Administration Commission pursuant to M.G.L. c. 7, §§ 50(a) and 50(n).
Except as otherwise provided by the Commission, by supplementary rules of a particular retirement
board approved by the Commission pursuant to 840 CMR 14.02, or by statute, 840 CMR 6.00 shall
govern the release of all records in the custody of any retirement board in the Commonwealth. The
release of records in the custody of retirement boards subject to M.G.L. c. 66A shall be governed by
M.G.L. c. 66A, 801 CMR 2.00 and 3.00 and 840 CMR 6.00.

6.01: Definitions

      Unless a different meaning is plainly required by the context, words and phrases used in 840 CMR
6.00 shall have the meanings assigned them by M.G.L. c. 4, § 7(26), M.G.L. c. 30A, §§ 11A and
11A½, M.G.L. c. 32, M.G.L. c. 34, §§ 9F and 9G, M.G.L. c. 39, §§ 23A and 23B, and M.G.L.
c. 66A, § 1, and if no meaning is so assigned, they shall have their ordinary meanings.

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