Iowa Guide to Medical Record Laws

iStock_000008621728_XXXLargeThe 2015 Iowa Guide to Medical Record Laws is THE resource for anyone dealing with disclosure of health information in Iowa, HIPAA and many of your other health information law questions. All health information management departments should have this reference guide.

The manual is being offered as a downloadable pdf file only.


About the Publication

This publication is the 8th Edition. With the assistance of an attorney, every chapter was reviewed and updated to include current Iowa statutes and regulations. In addition, this latest version will provide a comprehensive resource that combines requirements of Iowa law with HIPAA Privacy/Security requirements.

This must have manual will outline the pertinent disclosure of information, state statutes, including HIPAA Privacy/Security mandates and encourages uniformity in the processing and release of health information in the state of Iowa.

Sections Include:

  • Section I.  Release of Medical Information
  • Section II.  Required Reporting of Medical Information
  • Section III.  Retention of Medical Records
  • Section IV.  The Medical Record in Investigative and Court Proceedings
  • Section V.  HIPAA Privacy Rules
  • Section VI.  Advance Directives
  • Section VII.  HIPAA Security Rule

Note: Iowa Guide to Medical Record Laws is to be considered a general reference to assist health information management professionals with legal issues regarding the disclosure of health information. It is NOT intended to be considered legal advice.


Single User License
IaHIMA/AHIMA Member$250.00
HIM Student$50.00

The manual is being offered as a downloadable pdf file only.

Single User License – to be used in one department at one facility.

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Update:  March 23, 2021 –

Registration is closed.  IaHIMA is currently revising the legal manual for upcoming HIPAA changes.