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Q: Can I Get a Copy of my Spouse's Medical Record?
A: Your spouse must sign the Authorization releasing the records to you. If you’re the legal representative for your spouse or your spouse is deceased, you will need to provide us with a copy of the legal documentation; a marriage certificate alone will not suffice.
Q: Can I Get a Copy of my Minor Child's Record?
A: If your child is under age 18 you may complete the authorization and receive the child’s record as long as you are recorded as the parent in the child’s record. Otherwise you will be required to show a copy of the child’s birth certificate along with your photo identification.
Q: Can I Get a Copy of my Adult Child's Record?
A: If your child is over age 18 he or she must sign the authorization releasing the records to you and provide proof of identification. If you are the legal representative of your child over age 18, you will need to provide us with a copy of the legal documentation along with your photo identification. This applies to emancipated minors as well.
Q: How Long Does Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital Keep my Medical Records?
A: Patient medical records are kept for ten years after which time they are destroyed. Radiology (x-ray) images are kept for five years before they are destroyed.
Q: Can I Obtain a Copy of a Birth Certificate From my Medical Record?
A: You must contact the Monroe County Healthy Department for copies of birth certificates for births which occurred at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. They may be reached at 812.349.2542.
Their website is located at: http://www.co.monroe.in.us/tsd/Community/HealthDepartment/BirthandDeathCertificates.aspx
Q: What is HIPPAA and How Does it Affect my Privacy of Information?
A: The following website contains complete information regarding HIPAA and your right to privacy: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/faq/authorizations/index.html
If you didn’t find your answer here - please call us at: 812.353.9475
We will be happy to assist you.