Request for additional medical history information
Sec. 2. (a) Whenever the state registrar receives an inquiry for medical history information from an adoptee or adoptive parent and the state registrar reasonably believes that the medical history information available under section 1 of this chapter is incomplete, the state registrar shall request further medical history information concerning the adoptee from:
(1) the hospital where the adoptee was born; and
(A) licensed child placing agency;
(B) local office; and
that arranged the adoptee's adoptive placement.
(b) A hospital, a licensed child placing agency, a local office, or an attorney that receives a request for medical information under subsection (a) shall release medical history information concerning the adoptee to the state registrar.
(c) The state registrar shall release any additional medical history information received under subsection (b) to the adoptee or adoptive parent.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.11. Amended by P.L.197-1997, SEC.26; P.L.128-2012, SEC.65.
Sec. 3. (a) The state department of health may charge a reasonable fee for the state registrar's search for further medical history information under section 2(a) of this chapter or death certificates.
(b) Fees collected under this section shall be deposited in the adoption history fund established by IC 31-19-18-6 and must be used for the automation of adoption history information and death certificates and for improved service delivery.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.11.