HIPPA prevents disclosure of certain medical information. To the extent any information in these records is exempted from disclosure by HIPPA, it is likewise exempted from the definition of “government record” under OPRA.
Patient medical records and charts created by a provider are exempt from disclosure under Ind. Code § 5-14-3-4(a)(9), unless the patient consents in writing. Ind. Code § 5-14-3-5(c) requires agencies to maintain a daily log or record of accidents much must include the time, substance, and location of all requests for assistance, and the time and nature of the agency’s response.
Health information relating to and identifying specific individuals is confidential and is not available to the public “even though the information is in the custody of or contained in the records of a governmental agency.” §14-6-1, NMSA 1978.