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Ind. Code Ann. § 16-39-2-5 - Access to mental health records by patient’s designee or legal representative

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This law allows private and public mental health care providers to give access to a patient’s mental health record to an individual or organization designated by the patient or to the patient’s legal representative, as long as the patient submits a written request and gives reasonable notice.  The law then sets forth a detailed list of what needs to be included in such a written request, including but not limited to: purpose of release, description of information sought, signature of patient, etc.  The law limits the validity of such a written request to 180 days after the date of request, and allows the patient to revoke the release of records at any time.

Current as of June 2015