Iowa Medical Records Laws
|Who Has Access to Records?||Medical and psychiatric records held by Dept. of Human Services are confidential and may only be distributed to other agencies in course of official business or researchers so long as identity is not disclosed. (§217.30)|
|What Privileges Apply to Medical Records?||Physicians and mental health practitioners (§622.10)|
|Mandatory Reporting Requirements||Confidential reports of venereal disease must be filed (§§139A.30 & .31) Dept. of Public Health may designate other diseases as reportable (§139A.2)|
|Patient Consent and Waiver||-|
|Provisions Related to HIV/AIDS||All reports and information related to HIV are strictly confidential medical information; released under circumstance s in 141A.9|
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