Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 26-2-8-116.

Synopsis: Electronic health care transactions. Establishes requirements for an electronic signature and identification system that is used for certain transactions involving individual identifiable health information.

Effective: July 1, 2005.


    January 18, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.


First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning commercial law.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 26-2-8-116; (05)IN1455.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 26-2-8-116 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 116. (a) As used in this section, "authorization" means a consent, an approval, or an authorization between an individual and a person.
    (b) As used in this section, "electronic identification" means the electronic identification system for form, location, and endorsement that is specified in subsection (d).

    (c) Electronic signature authentication and identification may be used for an individual who participates in agreements, authorizations, contracts, records, or transactions that involve individually identifiable health information, including medical records and record keeping, transfer of medical records, medical billing, health care proxies, health care directives, consent to medical treatment, medical research, and organ and tissue donation or procurement.
    (d) The electronic authentication and identification under

subsection (c) must be accomplished by an interactive system of security procedures that include the following:
        (1) A tamper proof electric appliance that receives input of unique identification numbers, unique biometric identifiers, and global positioning system signal devices.
        (2) A computerized authentication process for biometric identifiers that is linked to the appropriate identification numbers upon receipt of the identifiers.
        (3) Transmission of verification of the identifiers to a securely maintained electronic repository.