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

(1) name;

Terms Used In Indiana Code 16-37-3-9

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
(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) Except as provided in subsection (c), the records in subsection (a) shall be open to public inspection. Upon request by an individual, a paper copy of the permanent record in subsection (a) must be provided by the local health officer.

     (c) Except as provided in this subsection, the Social Security number is confidential and may not be disclosed to the public. 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.

     (d) 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.

     (e) 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.

     (f) The permanent record of the information required under this section may be maintained in the Indiana death registration system (IDRS).

[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; P.L.138-2019, SEC.11.