If you are a community action agency or other non-profit operating in Indiana, you may be wondering if you can convert your paper documents to electronic records to save time and space.
Indiana like most states has passed the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act. It essentially says that electronic record should not be treated any differently than a paper document. That includes documents that require a signature.
Here are the details of the Act:
Chapter 8. Uniform Electronic Transactions Act
Sec. 108. (a) An electronic record or electronic signature is attributable to a person ifit was the act
of the person. The act of the person may be proved in any manner, including a showing of the
efficacy of any security procedure applied to determine the person to which the electronic record or
electronic signature was attributable.
(b) The effect of an electronic record or electronic signature attributed to a person under
subsection (a) is determined from the context and surrounding circumstances at the time of its
creation, execution, or adoption, including the parties’ agreement, if any, and otherwise as provided
As added by P.L. 62-2000, SEC
If you want confirmation on if this regulation applies to your organization, I suggest you contact your legal counsel.