IHIMA Release of Information Guide

The Release of Information Guide is Indiana’s premier resource on the law applicable to medical records, health information departments, release of information, HIPAA requirements and much more.  
The Indiana Release of Information Guide is a guide containing information on key aspects of Health Information Management (HIM) in Indiana. There are currently 11 Chapters that address a variety of HIM related topics. While focusing primarily on the legal issues within HIM, the guide also includes best practice guidelines for the handling of medical information. 

About the Publication

The 2013 Release of Information Guide has been compiled by IHIMA in conjunction with the assistance of attorneys at Hall, Render, Killian, Heath, and Lyman, every chapter includes state and federal statutes and regulations. In addition, this version provides a comprehensive resource that combines requirements of Indiana law with HIPAA Privacy/Security requirements.

Chapters Include:

  • Chapter 1. Courts and Jurisdiction
  • Chapter 2. Types of Law
  • Chapter 3. Production of Medical Records in Legal Proceedings
  • Chapter 4. Use of Medical Records When Testifying (includes a Sample Affidavit)
  • Chapter 5. Release of Information Required by Statute
  • Chapter 6. Heightened Confidentiality – Special Types of Information
  • Chapter 7. Mental Health Records
  • Chapter 8. Release of Information Pursuant to Authorization
  • Chapter 9. Policies Governing Release of Information
  • Chapter 10. Retention of Medical Records
  • Chapter 11. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
  • Appendices 1 – 44 included

Note: The Indiana Release of Information Guide is to be considered a general reference to assist health information professionals with legal issues regarding the disclosure of health information. It is NOT intended to be considered legal advice.  


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