Ind. Code § 16-39-4-3

Current through P.L. 167-2020
Section 16-39-4-3 - Summary response from provider; limitation for mental health information to school; requirement of confidentiality agreement; immunity
(a) If a provider has received a written request under section 2(b) of this chapter, the provider shall provide the following information to the individual who made the request or, if the request is made under section 2(c) of this chapter, the patient's school principal or school leader:
(1) A summary of the patient's diagnosis.
(2) A summary of the information required to be given to the patient under IC 12-27-6-2 and IC 12-27-6-3.
(3) The types of medication that have been prescribed for the patient.
(4) A summary of the patient's prognosis.

If the information is provided after a request is made under section 2(c) of this chapter, the provider shall limit the information provided to information concerning the patient's mental health. The school principal or school leader shall keep the information the principal or school leader receives under this section confidential.

(b) A school principal or school leader who receives information and mental health records under this chapter shall sign a confidentiality agreement prescribed by the provider confirming that the information and mental health records released by the provider may not be disclosed by the principal except to the minimum necessary extent required to:
(1) inform necessary school staff of the principal's or school leader's decision regarding the student's fitness for school attendance and participation in services; or
(2) asatisfy duties imposed upon the principal or school leader by law.
(c) A school principal or school leader who receives information nd mental health records under this chapter is immune from civil, criminal, and administrative liability for disclosures made pursuant to this chapter.

IC 16-39-4-3

Amended by P.L. 41-2014, SEC. 2, eff. 7/1/2014.
As added by P.L. 2-1993, SEC.22.