Injunction Filed Over Patient Safety Ordinance

By Scott Sarvay

August 12, 2010 Updated Aug 12, 2010 at 5:26 PM EDT

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Both sides are claiming victory from a federal court ruling Thursday afternoon related to Allen County's Patient Safety Ordinance.

Indiana's NewsCenter is just learning about a decision from the U.S. District Court's Northern Division in Indiana regarding the county ordinance seeking to make out of town physicians who operate in the county to provide emergency contact information or the name of a backup doctor in case of complications.

Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters says the ruling supports the county's position on that matter, but the ACLU of Indiana is claiming the new order will block some aspects of the ordinance involving the release of patient medical records.

We'll have more information as it becomes available.

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