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IC 31-19-18
     Chapter 18. Establishment of Adoption History Program Administered by State Registrar; Adoption History Fund

IC 31-19-18-1
Administration of adoption history program
    
Sec. 1. The state registrar shall administer the adoption history program provided for in this chapter, IC 31-19-19 through IC 31-19-23, IC 31-19-25, and IC 31-19-25.5.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.11. Amended by P.L.191-2011, SEC.14.

IC 31-19-18-2
Transmission of identifying and nonidentifying information; storage; affirmation
    
Sec. 2. (a) The following persons may transmit identifying information and nonidentifying information to the state registrar for inclusion with the adoption history:
        (1) An adoptee who is an adult.
        (2) A birth parent.
        (3) An adoptive parent.
        (4) A pre-adoptive sibling who is at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
        (5) The spouse or relative of a deceased adoptee.
        (6) The spouse or relative of a deceased birth parent.
    (b) The state registrar shall store all information received under this section in a manner that is readily recoverable.
    (c) Any transmission of information received under this section must include an affirmation by the person that:
        (1) the information is true or that the person believes the information to be true; and
        (2) the person is a person described in subsection (a).
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.11. Amended by P.L.58-2009, SEC.28; P.L.191-2011, SEC.15.

IC 31-19-18-3
Voluntary transmission of medical information; storage; affirmation
    
Sec. 3. (a) Any person may voluntarily transmit medical information to the state registrar for inclusion with the medical history.
    (b) The state registrar shall store all information received under this section in a manner that makes the information readily recoverable.
    (c) Any transmission of voluntary information must include an affirmation by the person that:
        (1) the information is true; or
        (2) the person believes the information is true.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.11.


IC 31-19-18-4
Publication of availability of adoption history information; public service announcements
    
Sec. 4. (a) The state registrar shall publicize the availability of the adoption history information, including the availability of the information under this chapter and IC 31-19-19 through IC 31-19-25.5.
    (b) The state registrar's publicity efforts must include periodic public service announcements regarding the availability of adoption history information.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.11. Amended by P.L.191-2011, SEC.16.

IC 31-19-18-5
Rules; forms
    
Sec. 5. The state registrar:
        (1) may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2; and
        (2) shall prescribe forms necessary;
to implement this chapter, IC 31-19-12-5, and IC 31-19-19 through IC 31-19-25.5.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.11. Amended by P.L.130-2005, SEC.10; P.L.191-2011, SEC.17.

IC 31-19-18-6
Adoption history fund
    
Sec. 6. (a) The adoption history fund is established for the purpose of carrying out this chapter and IC 31-19-19 through IC 31-19-25.5. The state registrar shall administer the fund.
    (b) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from:
        (1) money in the fund; or
        (2) if revenues are insufficient, a supplemental appropriation.
    (c) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.11. Amended by P.L.191-2011, SEC.18.

IC 31-19-18-7
Transmittal of false adoption history information
    
Sec. 7. A person who knowingly transmits false information to an adoption history commits a Class A misdemeanor.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.11.