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Ind. Code Ann. § 16-38-4-11 - Access to confidential information in birth problems registry for research

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This law allows state department of health to grant access to confidential information about individual patients to people involved in legitimate research activities, as long as:

  • The person conducting research provides written details about the research project, such as the purpose for the project, the nature of data needed, safeguards the person will take to protect identity of individuals, etc.
  • The proposed safeguards are adequate to protect the identity of patients
  • There is a written agreement between the state department of health and the researcher that specifies the terms of access and use of information, and prohibits release of identifying information.

Current as of June 2015