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Requirements for the Establishment and Maintenance of a Chronic Disease Registry – Ind. Code Ann.§ 16-38-6-1

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For certain chronic diseases, including asthma, diabetes, congestive heart failure, coronary heart disease, hypertension, kidney disease, and other disease the state department chooses to include in the registry, the following providers may report confirmed cases to be recorded in a chronic disease registry:

  • Physicians
  • Hospitals
  • Medical laboratories
  • Public and private third party payers

All information obtained by the state for use in the registry is confidential.  The department may grant researchers access to the information if the researcher obtains the oral or written consent of the patient’s attending physician, as well as the patient’s written consent.  Additionally, the state may release the confidential information to chronic disease registries of other states, physicians and other health officers for diagnostic and treatment purposes if patient and treating physician consent is given, and to the office of Medicaid policy and planning to administer the state Medicaid plan.

Current as of June 2015