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Indiana Access to Public Records Act

(IAPRA)

Requests for inspection or copying must identify the record with REASONABLE PARTICULARITY and must be IN WRITING using the agency form

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Prohibited Disclosures

(1) Confidential records

(2) Trade secrets

(3) Confidential financial information

(4) Research conducted under the auspices of a state educational institution

(5) Grade transcripts/License examination scores

(6) Medical records/charts

(7) Autopsy records

(8) SS numbers

(9) Foreclosure actions

(10) Fraud hotline callers

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Discretionary Disclosures

(1) Investigatory records

(2) Attorney work product

(3) Certain negotiations with industrial research or commercial prospects

(4) Intra-agency or interagency advisory or deliberative materials

(5) Personnel files of public employees and applicants

(6) Executive session records

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Lists of Names and Addresses

If agency has created list, agency MUST permit the list to be inspected

List CANNOT be provided to commercial entities for commercial purposes

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Confidential Records

Confidential records become available 75 YEARS after creation

Does not apply to adoption or medical records

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IAPRA Denial

Denial occurs when:

(1) Designated person responsible for public records REFUSES TO PERMIT INSPECTION AND COPYING; or

(2) 24 HOURS ELAPSE after ANY employee of the public agency refuses to permit inspection and copying of the requested public record

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Suit to Compel Inspection

Person need not allege or prove any special damage different from that suffered by the public at large to establish standing

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Attorney's Fees and Expenses

Must be awarded if:

(1) P prevails; or

(2) D prevails and action was frivolous