2018 Indiana Code
TITLE 16. Health
CHAPTER 3. Certificates of Death and Stillbirth; Burial Permits
16-37-3-9. Permanent records; public inspection

Universal Citation: IN Code § 16-37-3-9 (2018)
IC 16-37-3-9 Permanent records; public inspection

     Sec. 9. (a) The local health officer shall, from the stillbirth and death certificates, make a permanent record of the:

(1) name;

(2) sex;

(3) age;

(4) place of death;

(5) residence; and

(6) for a death certificate only:

(A) residence addresses of the deceased during the two (2) years before the death; and

(B) Social Security number;

of the deceased.

     (b) The records shall be open to public inspection. Except as provided in this subsection, the Social Security number is confidential and may not be disclosed to the public. After December 31, 2005, the Social Security number shall be disclosed to the secretary of state and election division for voter list maintenance purposes under IC 3-7-26.3 and IC 3-7-45.

     (c) The local health officer shall, not later than January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 31 of each year, furnish to the county auditor the records of all deaths within the officer's jurisdiction that occurred during the previous three (3) months.

     (d) The local health officer may make records of other data in connection with deaths for statistical purposes or for the purpose of planning health programs. Records under this subsection are not public records.

[Pre-1993 Recodification Citation: 16-1-17-6.]

As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.20. Amended by P.L.138-2001, SEC.5; P.L.81-2005, SEC.34.


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