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"SECTION 7. IC 16-39-2-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 6. (a) Without the
consent of the patient, the patient's mental health record may only be
disclosed as follows:
(1) To individuals who meet the following conditions:
(A) Are employed by:
(i) the provider at the same facility or agency;
(ii) a managed care provider (as defined in
IC 12-7-2-127(b)); or
(iii) a health care provider or mental health care provider, if
the mental health records are needed to provide health care
or mental health services to the patient.
(B) Are involved in the planning, provision, and monitoring of
(2) To the extent necessary to obtain payment for services
rendered or other benefits to which the patient may be entitled, as
provided in IC 16-39-5-3.
(3) To the patient's court appointed counsel and to the Indiana
protection and advocacy services commission.
(4) For research conducted in accordance with IC 16-39-5-3 and
the rules of the division of mental health and addiction, the rules
of the division of disability, aging, and rehabilitative services, or
the rules of the provider.
(5) To the division of mental health and addiction for the purpose
of data collection, research, and monitoring managed care
providers (as defined in IC 12-7-2-127(b)) who are operating
under a contract with the division of mental health and addiction.
(6) To the extent necessary to make reports or give testimony
required by the statutes pertaining to admissions, transfers,
discharges, and guardianship proceedings.
(7) To a law enforcement agency if any of the following
conditions are met:
(A) A patient escapes from a facility to which the patient is
committed under IC 12-26.
(B) The superintendent of the facility determines that failure to
provide the information may result in bodily harm to the
patient or another individual.
(C) A patient commits or threatens to commit a crime on
facility premises or against facility personnel.
(D) A patient is in the custody of a law enforcement officer or
agency for any reason and:
(i) the information to be released is limited to medications
currently prescribed for the patient or to the patient's history
of adverse medication reactions; and
(ii) the provider determines that the release of the medication
information will assist in protecting the health, safety, or
welfare of the patient.
Mental health records released under this clause must be
maintained in confidence by the law enforcement agency
(8) To a coroner or medical examiner, in the performance of the
(9) To a school in which the patient is enrolled if the
superintendent of the facility determines that the information will
assist the school in meeting educational needs of a person with a
disability under 20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.
(10) To the extent necessary to satisfy reporting requirements
under the following statutes:
(A) IC 12-10-3-10.
(B) IC 12-17-2-16.
(C) IC 12-24-17-5.
(D) IC 16-41-2-3.
(E) IC 31-33-5-4.
(F) IC 34-30-16-2.
(G) IC 35-46-1-13.
(11) To the extent necessary to satisfy release of information
requirements under the following statutes:
(A) IC 11-10-4-9.
(A) (B) IC 12-24-11-2.
(B) (C) IC 12-24-12-3, IC 12-24-12-4, and IC 12-24-12-6.
(C) (D) IC 12-26-11.
(12) To another health care provider in a health care emergency.
(13) For legitimate business purposes as described in
(14) Under a court order under IC 16-39-3.
(15) With respect to records from a mental health or
developmental disability facility, to the United States Secret
Service if the following conditions are met:
(A) The request does not apply to alcohol or drug abuse
records described in 42 U.S.C. 290dd-2 unless authorized by
a court order under 42 U.S.C. 290dd-2(b)(2)(c).
(B) The request relates to the United States Secret Service's
protective responsibility and investigative authority under 18
U.S.C. 3056, 18 U.S.C. 871, or 18 U.S.C. 879.
(C) The request specifies an individual patient.
(D) The director or superintendent of the facility determines
that disclosure of the mental health record may be necessary to
protect a person under the protection of the United States
Secret Service from serious bodily injury or death.
(E) The United States Secret Service agrees to only use the
mental health record information for investigative purposes
and not disclose the information publicly.
(F) The mental health record information disclosed to the
United States Secret Service includes only:
(i) the patient's name, age, and address;
(ii) the date of the patient's admission to or discharge from
the facility; and
(iii) any information that indicates whether or not the patient
has a history of violence or presents a danger to the person
(16) To the statewide waiver ombudsman established under
IC 12-11-13, in the performance of the ombudsman's duties.
(b) After information is disclosed under subsection (a)(15) and if the
patient is evaluated to be dangerous, the records shall be interpreted in
consultation with a licensed mental health professional on the staff of
the United States Secret Service.
(c) A person who discloses information under subsection (a)(7) or
(a)(15) in good faith is immune from civil and criminal liability.".
Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
(Reference is to ESB 18 as printed February 17, 2006.)
MO001803/DI 77 2006