HOUSE BILL No. 1455
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
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
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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HOUSE BILL No. 1455
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
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.