Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 16-40-3-3.

Synopsis: Confidentiality of bariatric surgery reports. Provides that a report made by a physician to the state department of health of a death or serious complication of a patient who had surgical treatment for the treatment of morbid obesity is confidential. Specifies that statistical reports compiled by the state department from the reported information are subject to public inspection.

Effective: July 1, 2006.


    January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.


Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)

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

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

SOURCE: IC 16-40-3-3; (06)IN0266.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 16-40-3-3, AS ADDED BY P.L.196-2005, SECTION 3, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 3. (a) The state department shall collect and maintain the information reported to the state department under section 2 of this chapter.
    (b) The reports made under section 2(a)(2) of this chapter are public records and are confidential. However, the state department may compile statistical reports from information contained in reports made under section 2(a)(2) of this chapter, including the names of the facilities in which the procedures were performed. Any statistical report is subject to public inspection. However, the state department may not release any information contained in the reports that the state department determines may reveal the patient's identity.