Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The Indiana Attorney General’s Office is asking the Indiana Supreme Court to hear the appeal of a ruling that cause of death information should only be disclosed if certain circumstances are present, such as a direct interest in the death or the determination of property rights. The office believes death certificates are public records that the public should be able to readily obtain.
The Indiana Coalition for Open Government and the Hoosier State Press Association is also asking the court to hear the case.
See Mark Wilson, Indiana AG: Public Should Have Access to Death Certificates, News and Tribune, Oct. 17, 2013.