Prepared by: Kristin Schwartz
E-mail: kschwartz@ihaconnect.org
Report created on October 18, 2021
 
HB1001STATE BUDGET. (BROWN T) Appropriates money for capital expenditures, the operation of the state, K-12 and higher education, the delivery of Medicaid and other services, and various other distributions and purposes. Specifies that the deadline for adjourning sine die for the 2021 session of the general assembly is November 15, 2021, and that the current deadline of April 29 remains in place for future long sessions. Provides that the regular technical session statute does not apply in calendar year 2021. Specifies the deadlines for signing enrolled acts and presenting them to the governor for bills passed after April 19, 2021, and before May 1, 2021. Specifies the following: (1) That the 2021 interim is the period beginning May 1, 2021, and ending November 15, 2021. (2) That for 2021, the prohibited period concerning fundraising activities is through April 29, 2021, rather than the date on which the general assembly adjourns sine die. (3) That the budget committee is required to meet at least once between April 30, 2021, and July 1, 2021. (Current law requires the budget committee to meet at least once in the two months following the general assembly adjournment sine die.) Provides that a redistricting commission is established to determine congressional districts if the general assembly adjourns sine die before November 15, 2021, without having enacted a law establishing congressional districts. (Current law refers to the adjournment of the general assembly without specifying an adjournment sine die or a particular date.) Provides provisions for opioid litigation and settlements, including opt out provisions for political subdivisions. Specifies distributions and uses of funds received from opioid litigation settlements that resolve existing state and political subdivision litigation lawsuits as of January 1, 2021. Establishes the Pokagon Band Tribal-state compact fund and specifies the purposes for the fund. Transfers the operations of the Indiana department of gaming research into a newly established gaming research division of the Indiana gaming commission. Repeals the exoneration fund. Removes the annual appropriation provision for the examinations fund of the state board of accounts. Establishes the Indiana career accelerator fund (fund) to be administered by the Indiana economic development corporation (IEDC). Provides that the IEDC may award financial assistance awards from the fund to assist individuals in obtaining credentials from qualified education programs. Defines "qualified education program" for purposes of an award. Repeals the Indiana regional cities development fund. Establishes the regional economic acceleration and development initiative (READI) fund to provide grants and loans to support economic development and regional economic acceleration and development. Provides that the IEDC shall administer the fund. Requires the IEDC to establish a policy for the regional economic acceleration and development initiative. Replaces the state superintendent of public instruction with the secretary of education or the secretary's designee as a member of the distressed unit appeal board. Specifies the provisions that apply when the distressed unit appeal board suspends payments on loans or advances from the common school fund. Provides certain add backs and subtraction used in determining Indiana adjusted gross income. Changes the definition of "Internal Revenue Code" in the adjusted gross income tax law to mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as amended and in effect on March 31, 2021. Makes changes to the state income tax deduction for unemployment compensation. Amends the venture capital investment tax credit to apply to taxpayers that provide qualified investment capital to certain qualified Indiana investment funds (qualified fund). Provides that the IEDC may only certify a fund as a qualified fund if the fund meets the definition of a venture capital fund under federal regulations and the fund makes investments according to specified policy requirements and priorities. Provides that a taxpayer may not claim a credit certified with regard to a qualified fund before July 1, 2023. Specifies the maximum available tax credits in a calendar year with regard to a qualified fund. Increases the maximum available tax credits in a calendar year with regard to qualified Indiana businesses under current law, including an additional increase in the maximum amount if the qualified Indiana business is a minority business enterprise or a women's business enterprise. Caps the total amount of credits that the IEDC may award in a calendar year at $20,000,000, provided that not more than $7,500,000 is awarded for proposed investments in a qualified fund. Increases the tax credit that a taxpayer can claim for contributions made to a scholarship granting organization for state fiscal years 2022 and 2023. Provides a tax credit against adjusted gross income tax and financial institutions tax liability for monetary contributions to a qualifying foster care organization equal to 50% of the amount of the contribution, but not to exceed $10,000 for a taxable year. Defines a "qualifying foster care organization". Caps the total amount of the tax credits allowed in any state fiscal year to $2,000,000. Sunsets the tax credit on July 1, 2025. Adds certain procedural, accounting, and reporting requirements regarding the local income tax. Increases the special purpose local income tax rate that may be imposed in a county that is a member of a regional development authority. Imposes an excise tax, known as the electronic cigarette tax, on the retail sale of vapor products and consumable material in Indiana (does not include closed system cartridges). Imposes a tax on the distribution of closed system cartridges. Extends the expiration date of the Nashville food and beverage tax. Repeals the deposit of a part of the wine excise tax rate collected on each gallon of wine in the wine grape market development fund and requires the department of state revenue to instead deposit that part of the wine excise tax in the state general fund. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2021, all aviation fuel excise tax revenue is transferred to the airport development grant fund. (Under current law, 50% of the aviation fuel excise tax revenue is transferred to the general fund and 50% is transferred to the airport development grant fund.) Removes annual budget committee review of the distribution formula established by Indiana department of transportation for the public mass transportation fund. Requires budget committee review before any money may be transferred from the local road and bridge matching grant fund. Establishes the Internet crimes against children fund to be administered by the state police department. Specifies the uses of the fund. Requires an authorized service provider to use at least 85% (instead of 75%) of the reimbursement rate increase to pay payroll tax liabilities and to increase wages and benefits paid to direct care staff. Makes a conforming change to a provision for annual transfers to the Marion County health and hospitals corporation. Provides that the office of the secretary of family and social services shall apply to the United States Department of Health and Human Services regarding a waiver to implement the mobile integrated healthcare program and to receive funding through Section 9813 of the American Rescue Plan (ARP). Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 165
 
HB1002CIVIL IMMUNITY RELATED TO COVID-19. (TORR J) Protects health care providers from professional discipline for certain acts or omissions arising from a disaster emergency unless the act or omission constitutes gross negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or intentional misrepresentation. Provides that a health care provider is not protected from professional discipline for actions that are outside the skills, education, and training of the health care provider, unless certain circumstances apply. Specifies that orders and recommendations issued by local, state, and federal government agencies and officials during a state disaster emergency do not create new causes of action or new legal duties. Specifies that the orders and recommendations are presumed irrelevant to the issue of the existence of a duty or breach of a duty. Prohibits filing a class action lawsuit against a defendant in a civil action allowed by the statute. Specifies that a governmental entity or employee is not liable if a loss results from an act or omission arising from COVID-19 unless the act or omission constitutes gross negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or intentional misrepresentation. Provides that a person is not liable to a claimant for loss, damage, injury, or death arising from COVID-19 unless the claimant proves that the person caused the loss, damage, injury, or death by an act or omission constituting gross negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or intentional misrepresentation. Provides immunity from civil liability to certain persons, entities, and facilities providing health care and other services for certain acts or omissions related to the provision of health care services and other services during a state disaster emergency. Extends COVID-19 health care immunity during periods of disaster emergency after February 29, 2020, and before April 1, 2022. Resolves conflicts between SEA 1 and HB 1002.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 166
 
HB1006LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. (STEUERWALD G) Requires the Indiana law enforcement training board to establish mandatory training in de-escalation as part of the use-of-force curriculum, and requires de-escalation training to be provided as a part of: (1) pre-basic training; (2) mandatory inservice training; and (3) the executive training program. Establishes a procedure to allow the Indiana law enforcement training board to decertify an officer who has committed misconduct. Defines "chokehold" and prohibits the use of a chokehold under certain circumstances. Specifies that a law enforcement officer who turns off a body worn camera with the intent to conceal a criminal act commits a Class A misdemeanor. Requires an agency hiring a law enforcement officer to request the officer's employment record and certain other information from previous employing agencies, requires the previous employing agency to provide certain employment information upon request, and provides immunity for disclosure of the employment records. Makes an appropriation to the Indiana law enforcement training academy for making capital improvements.
 Current Status:   4/1/2021 - Public Law 12
 
HB1007STATE HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PLAN AND GRANT PROGRAM. (VERMILION A) Requires the state department of health (department), in consultation with the office of the secretary of family and social services, to study and prepare a plan (plan) to improve the health and behavioral health of Indiana residents based on specified criteria. Requires the department to submit and present the plan to the interim study committee on public health, behavioral health, and human services (interim study committee). Requires the department to prepare and present an annual report to the interim study committee regarding the progress made in meeting the metrics and goals of the plan. Requires that the department establish and maintain on the department's Internet web site a web page that indicates the performance and progress of the metrics and goals of the most significant areas identified in the plan. Establishes the prevention and addressing of health issues and challenges grant program (grant program). Establishes the prevention and addressing of health issues and challenges grant fund. Requires the department to administer the grant program. Provides requirements for grant proposals and specifies the types of proposals for which the grants must be awarded. Requires the management performance hub to develop and publish on an Internet web site a web page that tracks Indiana's metrics on the most significant areas of health and behavioral health impacting Indiana residents and demonstrate any progress made in these metrics. Provides that the web page must include specific progress reported by organizations awarded a grant under the grant program.
 Current Status:   4/23/2021 - Public Law 110
 
HB1010HEALTH OFFICERS AND LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS. (LEHMAN M) Establishes the jointly employed local health officer fund (fund) for the purpose of receiving, holding, and disbursing funds for grants-in-aid. Provides that the grants-in-aid apply only to county health departments and not to city health departments. Provides that a jointly employed local health officer means a local health officer that is jointly employed by two or more counties. Provides that the auditor of each county that jointly employs a local health officer that is also employed by one or more other county or counties shall annually certify that employment to the state department of health (department). Provides that the department shall distribute from the fund a grant-in-aid subsidy not to exceed $60,000 per county by which the jointly employed local health officer is employed that is to be applied to the local health officer's annual salary. Provides that certain costs associated with the fund when two counties are acting jointly must be prorated based on the populations of the participating counties. Provides that the department shall distribute the grant-in-aid subsidies from the fund on a schedule determined by the department. Sets requirements for the director of the division of public health for a health and hospital corporation and certain health officers. Removes: (1) confirmation for certain local health department personnel; and (2) approval of duties; by the local board of health. Specifies that a county executive or a city executive appoints a local health officer (current law states that the board of health appoints the local health officer). Specifies that the local health officer manages the local health department (current law provides that the board of health manages the local health department). Prohibits the establishment of any new second class city departments of health. Requires a multiple county board of health to submit recommendations for a local health officer to the county executives of each participating county and requires the county executives to appoint the local health officer.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1012HEALTH CARE CONSENT FOR PELVIC EXAMINATIONS. (JACKSON C) Prohibits health practitioners and other specified individuals from performing pelvic examinations on an anesthetized or unconscious patient except in specified circumstances.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1021HEALTH WORKFORCE STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM. (MANNING E) Establishes the following: (1) The health workforce student loan repayment program (program). (2) The health workforce council (council). (3) The health workforce student loan repayment program fund (fund) for the purpose of providing funds to repay outstanding student loans of certain health providers who meet the program requirements. Provides that the professional licensing agency (agency) shall, in coordination with the council, administer the program. Establishes: (1) the imposition of fees at the time a license is issued or renewed for certain health profession licenses; and (2) qualifications to receive a student loan repayment award under the program. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2022: (1) each board may award loan repayment to an eligible applicant who is a provider licensed by the board; and (2) the council may award loan repayment to an eligible applicant who is an eligible provider. Requires, not later than July 1, 2023, and not later than July 1 every two years thereafter, the agency to submit a report concerning the program and fund to the governor and the general assembly. Provides that money in the fund is continuously appropriated. Repeals provisions concerning the following: (1) The primary care physician loan forgiveness program. (2) The mental health services development programs. (3) The dental underserved area and minority recruitment program.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1032NEWBORN SAFETY DEVICES. (FRYE R) Provides for placement of a newborn safety device at any facility that is staffed by an emergency medical services provider on a 24 hour per day, seven day per week basis, provided the newborn safety device: (1) is located in an area that is conspicuous and visible to staff; and (2) includes a dual alarm system that is connected to the facility and is tested at least one time per month to ensure the alarm system is in working order. Provides for placement of a newborn safety device at any fire department, including a volunteer fire department that: (1) meets the minimum response time established by the county, not to exceed four minutes; (2) is located within one mile of a hospital, police station, or emergency medical services station that meets certain requirements; (3) is equipped with an alert system that, when the newborn safety device is opened, automatically connects to the 911 system and transmits a request for immediate dispatch of an emergency medical services provider to the location of the newborn safety device and is tested at least one time per month to ensure the alert system is in working order; and (4) is equipped with an independent video surveillance system that allows at least two members of a fire department to monitor inside the newborn safety device at all times. Provides that a person who in good faith voluntarily leaves a child in a newborn safety device located at such a facility or fire station is not obligated to disclose the parent's name or the person's name. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 170
 
HB1034RIGHT TO CARRY A HANDGUN. (LUCAS J) Repeals the law that requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana. Specifies that certain persons who are not otherwise prohibited from carrying or possessing a handgun are not required to obtain or possess a license or permit from the state to carry a handgun in Indiana. Prohibits certain individuals from knowingly or intentionally carrying a handgun. Creates the crime of "unlawful carrying of a handgun". Provides that a prohibited person who knowingly or intentionally carries a handgun commits a Class A misdemeanor. Specifies that the unlawful carrying of a handgun is a Level 4 felony when a person: (1) is less than 23 years of age; and (2) has an adjudication as a delinquent child for an act described by IC 35-47-4-5 (unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon). Allows a resident of Indiana who wishes to carry a firearm in another state under a reciprocity agreement entered into by Indiana and the other state to obtain from the superintendent of the state police department a reciprocity license. Requires law enforcement agencies to make use of certain data bases when issuing reciprocity licenses. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1040SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST OF STUDENTS. (PRESSEL J) Provides that sudden cardiac arrest information sheets currently required to be provided by each school corporation, charter school, or state accredited nonpublic school to a parent of an applicable student must include: (1) the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest; and (2) information about electrocardiogram testing. Adds definition of "applicable student". Makes changes to the definition of "athletic activity". Provides that the department of education (department) must maintain guidelines, information sheets, or forms on the department's Internet web site. Provides that, if an applicable student is suspected, as determined by a game official, coach from the student athlete's team, certified athletic trainer, marching band leader, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, licensed physician, or other official designated by the student athlete's school entity, of experiencing a symptom of sudden cardiac arrest in a practice for an athletic activity or in an athletic activity, the applicable student shall be removed from practice or play at the time that the symptom is identified. (Current law provides that, if a student athlete is suspected of experiencing a symptom of sudden cardiac arrest in a practice for an athletic activity or in an athletic activity, the student athlete shall be removed from practice or play at the time that the symptom is identified.) Allows a licensed athletic trainer, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse to evaluate whether an applicable student is experiencing a symptom of sudden cardiac arrest. Requires that an applicable student may not return to practice or play until the coach, marching band leader, or other official designated by the applicable student's school entity has: (1) provided information to the applicable student's parent about sudden cardiac arrest; and (2) received verbal permission from a parent of the applicable student that the applicable student may return to practice and play. Requires a coach, marching band leader, or certain other leaders, in a manner and frequency determined by the state board of education, to complete the sudden cardiac arrest training course offered by a provider approved by the department. Provides that a coach, marching band leader, and certain other extracurricular activity leader who completes the course and provides coaching or other leadership services in good faith is not personally liable for damages in a civil action as a result of a sudden cardiac arrest incurred by an applicable student participating in an athletic activity for which the coach, marching band leader, or other leader provided coaching or leadership services, except for an act or omission by the coach, marching band leader, or other extracurricular activity leader that constitutes gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct. Makes technical corrections (a legal guardian is included in the definition of a parent in IC 20).
 Current Status:   4/15/2021 - Public Law 56
 
HB1048PRACTITIONER IDENTIFICATION AND ADVERTISING. (ZENT D) Provides that a practitioner holding a license issued by the board of chiropractic examiners, the state board of dentistry, the state board of health facility administrators, the medical licensing board, the state board of nursing, the optometry board, the board of pharmacy, the board of podiatric medicine, the speech-language pathology and audiology board, the state psychology board, the board of physical therapy, the respiratory care committee, the occupational therapy committee, the behavioral health and human services licensing board, the physician assistant committee, or the athletic trainers board is subject to disciplinary sanctions if the practitioner: (1) communicates or disseminates to the general public an advertisement that includes deceptive or misleading information or does not prominently state the type of license held by the practitioner; or (2) fails, while providing direct patient care, to wear an identification badge that clearly sets forth the practitioner's first and last name, type of license, and, if applicable, status as a student, intern, trainee, or resident. Establishes certain exceptions. Provides, for purposes of the law prohibiting the unlawful practice of medicine or osteopathic medicine, that "the practice of medicine or osteopathic medicine" includes attaching to an individual's name the words "anesthesiologist", "cardiologist", "dermatologist", or other specified words that identify a member of a medical specialty.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1052CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. (THOMPSON J) Amends criminal background check requirements in numerous provisions throughout the Indiana Code to uniformly require an expanded criminal history check. Requires the state police department or a law enforcement agency to refund a fee collected for release or inspection of an individual's limited criminal history if the state police department or the law enforcement agency is unable to provide any information regarding the individual's history of arrest or criminal charges. Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1057EMS IMMUNITY. (TORR J) Adds: (1) certified emergency medical responders; (2) certified advanced emergency medical technicians; and (3) licensed paramedics; to certain statutes concerning negligence and emergency medical services. Provides that a certified emergency medical technician who provides certain emergency medical services (EMS) to an emergency patient is not liable for an act or omission in providing those services unless the act or omission constitutes gross negligence or willful misconduct. Provides that a certified emergency medical responder who uses an automatic or a semiautomatic defibrillator on an emergency patient according to certain procedures is immune from civil liability for acts or omissions when rendering those services unless the act or omission constitutes gross negligence or willful misconduct. Provides that an act or omission of a licensed paramedic or a certified advanced emergency medical technician done or omitted in good faith while providing advanced life support to a patient or trauma victim does not impose liability upon the paramedic or advanced emergency medical technician, the authorizing physician, the hospital, or the officers, members of the staff, nurses, other employees of the hospital, or the local governmental unit unless the act or omission constitutes gross negligence or willful misconduct.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1074END OF LIFE OPTIONS. (PIERCE M) Allows individuals with a terminal illness who meet certain requirements to make a request to an attending provider for medication that the individual may take to bring about a peaceful death. Specifies requirements a provider must meet in order to prescribe the medication to a patient. Prohibits an insurer from denying payment of benefits under a life insurance policy based upon a suicide clause in the life insurance policy if the death of the insured individual is the result of medical aid in dying. Establishes a Level 1 felony if a person: (1) without authorization of the patient, willfully alters, forges, conceals, or destroys a request for medication or a rescission of a request for medication with the intent or effect of causing the individual's death; or (2) knowingly or intentionally coerces or exerts undue influence on an individual to request medication to bring about a peaceful death or to destroy a rescission of a request for medication to bring about a peaceful death. Establishes a Class A misdemeanor if a person, without authorization of the patient, willfully alters, forges, conceals, or destroys a request for medication or a rescission of a request for medication in order to affect a health care decision by the individual. Establishes certain criminal and civil immunity for health care providers.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1076BAN ON SALE OF FLAVORED TOBACCO AND E-LIQUIDS. (JACKSON C) Prohibits the sale of flavored tobacco products and their components, including: (1) cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco; and (2) tobacco products that have a characterizing flavor. Provides that a person or entity that sells a flavored tobacco product commits a Class C misdemeanor and may have the person's tobacco sales certificate revoked by the alcohol and tobacco commission.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1078PUBLIC SAFETY MATCHING GRANT FUND. (STEUERWALD G) Provides for the establishment of the Indiana public safety training matching fund for the purpose of encouraging private investment in first responder training and providing financial assistance to public safety training facilities in Indiana that provide first responder integrated, coordinated, and collaborative training to law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical services personnel.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1079PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY; VIRTUAL CLAIM PAYMENTS. (ZENT D) Amends the definition of dentistry. Provides that a dentist may order and administer an immunization that is recommended by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for individuals who are not less than eleven years of age, if the dentist: (1) is certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation; (2) has successfully completed a course of training in immunization that meets specified requirements; and (3) administers the immunization in accordance with a protocol that includes specified requirements and procedures. Prescribes reporting requirements for a dentist who administers an immunization. Provides that a dentist: (1) is not required to administer immunizations; and (2) is not required to complete immunization training if the dentist chooses not to administer immunizations. Provides that a health insurance plan, including a health management organization contract, may not require a dental provider to accept payment under the health insurance plan by virtual claim payment. Requires a health insurer, including a health maintenance organization, to do the following before providing payment to a dental provider by electronic funds transfer, including by virtual claim payment: (1) Notify the dental provider of fees associated with the electronic funds transfer. (2) Advise, concerning virtual claim payments, the dental provider of the methods of payment available under the health insurance plan and provide clear instructions to the dental provider as to how to select an alternate payment method.
 Current Status:   4/8/2021 - Public Law 31
 
HB1081MEDICAID SELF-DIRECTED CARE. (THOMPSON J) Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to apply to the United States Department of Health and Human Services for a state plan amendment requesting participation in the community first choice option to provide home and community based attendant services and related supports to Medicaid recipients.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1089STUDENT HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS. (HARRIS JR. E) Establishes the student hunger and homelessness study committee (committee) for the purposes of: (1) studying the prevalence of homelessness, housing insecurity, and food insecurity among students at Indiana colleges and universities during the 2021 academic year; and (2) providing suggestions for eliminating these issues. Provides that the committee must determine, as accurately as practicable, the number of Indiana college and university students who are homeless, housing insecure, or food insecure. Provides that the committee consists of: (1) an employee of the family and social services administration; (2) an employee of the department of child services; (3) an employee of the department of education; (4) an employee of the commission for higher education; (5) an employee of the Indiana housing and community development authority; (6) a member of the commission on improving the status of children in Indiana; and (7) an employee of each state educational institution. Provides that the committee may solicit assistance from private groups, colleges, and universities in performing the study. Requires the committee to report the results of the study to the governor and the legislative council not later than July 31, 2022.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1099MEDICAL PAYMENT COVERAGE. (SCHAIBLEY D) Specifies that medical payment coverage is supplemental to coverage under a health plan, but does not require a health plan to provide greater benefits to an individual with medical payment coverage than an individual without medical payment coverage. Preserves rights of subrogation available under a health plan.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1100HEALTH IMPROVEMENT STUDY AND PLAN. (DAVISSON S) Requires the state department of health, in consultation with the office of the secretary of family and social services, to study and prepare a five year plan to improve the health and behavioral health of Indiana residents. Requires the plan to be submitted to the general assembly before November 1, 2021.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1104HYPERBARIC OXYGEN TREATMENT PILOT PROGRAM. (ZENT D) Extends the expiration date of the hyperbaric oxygen treatment pilot program for veterans from June 30, 2021, to June 30, 2025. Provides that certain: (1) billing documentation; or (2) attendance documentation; may be used to authenticate the receipt of hyperbaric oxygen treatments for the purpose of payment approval by the department of veterans' affairs. Removes a provision that requires the state department of health to request proposals concerning hyperbaric oxygen treatment from certain geographic areas of Indiana. Specifies that a certain appropriation does not revert to the state general fund until July 1, 2025.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1109INSPECT PROGRAM REPORTING. (BARTELS S) Provides that a dispenser who is also authorized to prescribe ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or a controlled substance is required only to report to the Indiana scheduled prescription electronic collection and tracking (INSPECT) program actual dispensations within 24 hours of the dispensation.
 Current Status:   4/1/2021 - Public Law 17
 
HB1118MOBILE INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS AND SAFETY PLANS. (SCHAIBLEY D) Specifies that an individualized mental health safety plan includes information concerning a patient's physical health. Allows a mobile integrated healthcare program or a mental health community paramedicine program to provide certain services to help facilitate the patient's safe transition back into the community upon disclosure of a patient's individualized mental health safety plan. Allows a representative of a mobile integrated healthcare program or a representative of a mental health community paramedicine program to request a patient's individualized mental health safety plan from a psychiatric crisis center, psychiatric inpatient unit, or psychiatric residential treatment provider if certain conditions are met.
 Current Status:   4/26/2021 - Public Law 126
 
HB1123LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT OF CERTAIN FISCAL AND EMERGENCY MATTERS. (LEHMAN M) Specifies that the bill is severable. Provides that the general assembly may convene in an emergency session if the legislative council adopts a resolution making certain findings concerning a state of emergency declared by the governor. Specifies the maximum length of an emergency session. Provides that in an emergency session the general assembly may enact only bills relating to the agenda stated in the legislative council's resolution. Provides that the general assembly may adopt concurrent resolutions and each house may adopt simple resolutions during an emergency session. Establishes the legislative state of emergency advisory group. Creates the economic stimulus fund (ESF) for the deposit of all discretionary funds received by the state. Defines "discretionary funds" to mean federal economic stimulus funds received under federal legislation granting the state authority to determine the amounts and manner in which the federal economic stimulus funds may be expended. Provides that discretionary funds deposited into the ESF during a period in which the general assembly is convened in a regular session, an emergency session, or a special session may not be allotted or expended unless appropriated by the general assembly or reviewed by the budget committee. Provides that before discretionary funds deposited into the ESF during a period in which the general assembly is not convened in a regular session, an emergency session, or a special session may be allotted to or expended by a state agency or instrumentality, the allotment or expenditure must be reviewed by the budget committee. Provides that discretionary funds deposited into the ESF may not be expended, transferred, assigned, or otherwise removed from the ESF by the state board of finance, the budget agency, or any other state agency except as permitted under the provisions of the statute. Exempts federal economic stimulus funds obligated or expended before April 29, 2021, from the application of the statute. Provides that a violation of the disaster statute (IC 10-14-3) or an order authorized by that statute is a Class B infraction instead of a Class B misdemeanor.
 Current Status:   4/15/2021 - Public Law 64
 
HB1125DECEPTIVE LEAD GENERATION. (LEHMAN M) Makes false, misleading, or deceptive advertisements for claims related to medical devices and legend drugs and certain other actions a deceptive act.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 176
 
HB1127MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION FORENSIC TREATMENTS. (STEUERWALD G) Removes a provision that allows a: (1) delinquent child's; or (2) person's; Medicaid participation to be terminated following a two year suspension due to certain adjudications or incarceration. Adds competency restoration services to the list of treatment and wraparound recovery services made available to certain persons in the criminal justice system. Adds competency restoration services to the list of services that qualify a person for mental health and addiction forensic treatment services. Adds: (1) recovery community organizations; and (2) recovery residences; certified by the division of mental health and addiction (division) or its designee to the list of organizations eligible for certain funds and grants from the division. Requires demographic data concerning race and ethnicity to be included in certain demographic research performed by the division.
 Current Status:   4/15/2021 - Public Law 57
 
HB1128MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. (JACKSON C) Requires the law enforcement training board (board) to establish psychological fitness for duty policies, procedures, and standards for law enforcement officers (officers). Specifies certain topics and issues to be considered by the board when establishing psychological fitness for duty policies, procedures, and standards. Requires officers to undergo a psychological fitness for duty examination after one or more of the following events: (1) An officer's return from military deployment. (2) An officer's exposure to a bloodborne pathogen. (3) An officer's discharge of any firearm during a use of force incident. Requires certain persons and entities responsible for the hiring or appointment of officers to require a psychological fitness for duty evaluation for an officer after certain specified events.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1132REPORTING ON WORKER MISCLASSIFICATION. (BOY P) Requires the department of state revenue, the state department of labor, the worker's compensation board of Indiana, and the department of workforce development to report before September 1 in 2021 through 2024 to the interim study committee on employment and labor for the immediately preceding state fiscal year: (1) the number of employers that each department or the board determined during the immediately preceding state fiscal year improperly classified at least one worker as an independent contractor; (2) the total number of improperly classified workers employed by those employers; (3) the department's or board's calculation of the revenue not collected or the additional costs to the state that the department or board attributes to the improperly classified workers; and (4) the amount of the penalties and interest assessed against those employers by each department or the board, and the amount of the penalties and interest assessed that has been collected. Excepts residential contractors from the term "employer" for purposes of the reporting requirements.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1136PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE PROGRAM. (CAMPBELL C) Requires the department of workforce development to establish a paid family and medical leave program to provide payments for employees who take family and medical leave. Establishes the family and medical leave fund to be funded with appropriations from the general assembly and payroll contributions. Specifies requirements for administration of the paid family and medical leave program. Provides for the department of workforce development to approve an employer's use of a private plan to meet the paid family and medical leave program obligations.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1141TRANSPORTATION FOR MEDICAID PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBLE. (CAMPBELL C) Requires coverage for nonemergency medical transportation of individuals who have been deemed presumptively eligible for Medicaid during the time in which the individual is deemed presumptively eligible for Medicaid. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to apply for any Medicaid state plan amendment or waiver necessary to provide for the coverage.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1146HEALTHY FOOD INCUBATOR PROGRAM. (SHACKLEFORD R) Establishes the healthy food incubator program fund (fund) and healthy food incubator program (program) under the administration of the Indiana housing and community development authority (IHCDA). Provides that the purpose of the fund is to provide financing in the form of loans or grants for projects that increase the availability of fresh and nutritious food in underserved communities. Defines an "underserved community" as a census tract determined to be an area with low supermarket access: (1) by the United States Department of Agriculture; or (2) as identified through a methodology used by another healthy food initiative. Provides that the IHCDA may contract with one or more nonprofit organizations or community development financial institutions to administer the program through a public-private partnership. Provides that an applicant for a grant or a loan must demonstrate the capacity to successfully implement the project and the ability to repay the loan. Provides that an applicant for a grant or a loan must agree to satisfy certain conditions. Requires the IHCDA to monitor projects receiving financing and submit a report annually to the legislative council that includes the number and types of jobs created, and the health initiatives associated with the program. Continuously appropriates money in the fund. Makes an appropriation to the fund.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1147COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS AND MEDICAID. (SHACKLEFORD R) Requires Medicaid to provide community health services at a calendar month of either: (1) not more than 30 units; or (2) a greater monthly unit amount, as determined by the office of the secretary of family and social services. Includes community health workers as a provider of telemedicine under the Medicaid program.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1153MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION MATTERS. (SHACKLEFORD R) Specifies that an individual's incarceration, hospitalization, or other temporary cessation in substance or chemical use may not be used as a factor in determining the individual's eligibility for coverage in: (1) a state employee health care plan; (2) Medicaid; (3) the healthy Indiana plan; (4) a policy of accident and sickness insurance; or (5) a health maintenance health care contract. Requires an opioid treatment program to: (1) provide a patient of the facility referral for continuing care before releasing the patient from care by the facility; and (2) counsel female patients concerning the effects of the program treatment if the female is or becomes pregnant and provide to the patient birth control if requested by the patient. Requires the division of mental health and addiction to annually perform an audit of 20% of an opioid treatment program facility's patient plans to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. Requires the division of mental health and addiction to establish a mental health and addiction program to reduce the stigma of mental illness and addiction. Requires hospitals to establish emergency room treatment protocols concerning treatment of a patient who is overdosing, has been provided an overdose intervention drug, or is otherwise identified as having a substance use disorder.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1155POSTPARTUM MEDICAID COVERAGE. (SUMMERS V) Provides Medicaid coverage for an eligible pregnant woman for the duration of the pregnancy and for the one year postpartum period that begins on the last day of the pregnancy (current law is 60 days coverage), without regard to any change in income of the family of which she is a member during that time.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1157AGED AND DISABLED MEDICAID WAIVER REIMBURSEMENT. (KARICKHOFF M) Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning to annually calculate the annual index factor for reimbursement of aged and disabled waiver assisted living providers and specifies the manner in which to make the calculation. Requires the annual index factor to be posted on the office's Internet web site. Requires the new payment rates to be implemented before July 1 of each year.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1158MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT OF ASSISTED LIVING SERVICES. (KARICKHOFF M) Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to, beginning July 1, 2021, reimburse for home and community based services provided to a Medicaid recipient beginning on the date of the individual's Medicaid application (current law allows rather than requires the reimbursement).
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1159EXTENSION OF RISK BASED MANAGED CARE PROHIBITION. (KARICKHOFF M) Extends the prohibition against the inclusion of certain Medicaid recipients in a risk based managed care program or capitated managed care program from June 30, 2021, to June 30, 2023.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1172TAX CREDIT FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL CLINICAL FACULTY. (KLINKER S) Provides a state income tax credit to Indiana physicians who provide uncompensated training of medical students in an approved clinical rotation training program in Indiana. Defines "clinical rotation" as a period of clinical training of one or more medical students that in the aggregate totals not less than 160 hours. Provides that the amount of the credit is equal to: (1) the number of clinical rotations completed in the taxable year; multiplied by (2) either: (A) $375 for each of the first one through three clinical rotations completed in the taxable year; or (B) $500 for each of the next four through 10 clinical rotations completed in the taxable year.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1184UNIFORM TREATMENT OF ENTITIES DURING AN EMERGENCY. (MORRISON A) Provides that during a disaster or emergency beyond local control, any order, rule, or regulation made, amended, or rescinded by the governor limiting the operation of a business or industry shall be applied equally to all other businesses and industries. Provides that if there is a specific threat to a particular business or industry, any disparate treatment towards the particular business or industry shall be justified by specific findings as to why the particular business or industry is being treated differently.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1201EMERGENCY TRANSPORT OF INJURED OPERATIONAL CANINE. (MCNAMARA W) Provides that if there is not an individual requiring medical attention or transport, a paramedic, advanced emergency medical technician, or emergency medical technician may use emergency ambulance services to transport an operational canine injured in the line of duty to a veterinary hospital or clinic. Specifies the care that may be provided to the operational canine. Specifies who is responsible for the transportation and treatment cost of an injured operational canine. Provides that a paramedic, advanced emergency medical technician, or emergency medical technician who in the performance of their duties and in good faith renders care or transportation to an injured operational canine is not liable: (1) for any act or omission when rendering the care or transportation; or (2) to the veterinary hospital or clinic for expenses incurred for emergency care provided to the injured operational canine. Requires that a written agreement concerning the transport and care of an operational canine must specify what services are covered under the agreement.
 Current Status:   4/8/2021 - Public Law 37
 
HB1203VARIOUS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH MATTERS. (MCNAMARA W) Provides that the state department of health (department) may officially be known as the Indiana department of health. Removes by July 1, 2022, appeals panels from the appeals process of department orders. Provides that the executive board or the department's designee may act as the ultimate authority for department matters under the administrative and procedures laws. Provides that the state health commissioner (commissioner) is the appointing authority and director of the department. Provides that any physicians employed by the department are governed by the state ethics commission's conflict of interest requirements. Allows the commissioner to designate in writing employees in the department who are licensed as a physician and may engage in the practice of medicine outside of their official duties. Provides that the state is not liable for any act performed by a physician employed by the department for any medical care provided to a patient by the physician that is provided in an individual capacity as a licensed physician. Removes the executive board of the department from determining the commissioner's salary. Provides that the commissioner's salary is determined by the governor and the state budget agency. Removes the executive board's approval for the commissioner to organize the personnel and functions of the department into divisions and subdivisions. Specifies that the state department of health may release certain information to an Indiana nonprofit entity that performs health data services for health care providers if specified conditions are met. Extends the expiration of the syringe exchange program until July 1, 2026.
 Current Status:   4/26/2021 - Public Law 130
 
HB1204REHABILITATION CENTER FUNDING. (MCNAMARA W) Establishes the long term recovery group for Southwest Indiana program (program) and the long term recovery group for Southwest Indiana fund. Makes an appropriation for the development of the program for the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 20, 2022. Makes annual appropriations for the operation of the program beginning with the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2023.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1214MEDICAL MARIJUANA. (ERRINGTON S) Establishes a medical marijuana program (program), and permits caregivers and patients who have received a physician recommendation to possess a certain quantity of marijuana for treatment of certain medical conditions. Establishes a regulatory agency to oversee the program, and creates the regulatory agency advisory committee to review the effectiveness of the program and to consider recommendations from the regulatory agency. Authorizes the regulatory agency to grant research licenses to research facilities with a physical presence in Indiana. Repeals the controlled substance excise tax and the marijuana eradication program. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1217NOTICE OF CHANGE TO PROVIDER AGREEMENT. (HEINE D) Requires an insurer and a health maintenance organization to provide a contracted provider with a current reimbursement rate schedule: (1) every two years; and (2) when three or more CPT code rates change in a 12 month period. Requires an insurer and a health maintenance organization to provide a contracted provider with notice of a proposed material change to the agreement between the insurer or health maintenance organization and the contracted provider at least 90 days prior to the proposed effective date. Establishes requirements for the contents of a notice of a proposed material change. Requires an insurer or health maintenance organization to provide a contracted provider with notice at least 15 days prior to a change to an existing prior authorization, precertification, notification, referral program, edit program, or specific edits.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1225OPIOID TREATMENT PROGRAMS. (VERMILION A) Requires an opioid treatment program to obtain prior authorization from the division of mental health and addiction (division) for patients receiving more than 14 days of opioid treatment medication from an opioid treatment program unless otherwise prescribed by the division. Allows the state opioid treatment authority (authority) to: (1) take certain remedial actions; and (2) impose a civil penalty of up to $10,000; in response to certain violations concerning the operation of an opioid treatment program. Specifies that the authority may issue a civil penalty for each violation found by the authority. Requires the division to report certain findings to the general assembly not later than April 1 of each year. Requires certain information to be provided to the division for the purpose of completing specified reporting requirements.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 181
 
HB1229INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATIONS. (ZENT D) Requires hospitals to offer to administer an influenza immunization to hospital patients who are 65 years of age or older and are discharged from the hospital from October 1 through March 1, unless the immunization is contraindicated or is not available. Changes the date through which a health facility is required to administer or make available an influenza immunization from February 1 to March 1.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1230SAFE HAVEN 911. (LAUER R) Provides that due to extenuating circumstances, if a child's parent or a person is unable to give up custody of a child under the procedure set forth in Indiana's safe haven law, the child's parent or the person may request that an emergency medical services provider (provider) take custody of the child by: (1) dialing the 911 emergency call number; and (2) staying with the child until a provider arrives to take custody of the child. Provides that the emergency medical dispatch agency or the provider shall inform the child's parent or the person giving up custody of the child of the ability to remain anonymous. Provides that a provider, shall, without a court order, take custody of a child who is, or who appears to be, not more than 30 days of age if the child is voluntarily left: (1) in a newborn safety device that is located at an emergency medical services station; or (2) with medical staff after delivery in a hospital or other medical facility when the child's parent notifies the medical staff that the parent is voluntarily relinquishing the child. Allows a child's parent to remain anonymous if the child is voluntarily relinquished in a hospital or other medical facility after delivery of the child. Provides that an emergency medical services station is immune from civil liability for an act or omission relating to the operation of the newborn safety device.
 Current Status:   4/22/2021 - Public Law 105
 
HB1232RIGHT TO CARRY A HANDGUN. (PRESCOTT J) Repeals the law that requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana. Specifies that certain persons who are not otherwise prohibited from carrying or possessing a handgun are not required to obtain or possess a license or permit from the state to carry a handgun in Indiana. Prohibits certain individuals from knowingly or intentionally carrying a handgun. Creates the crime of "unlawful carrying of a handgun". Provides that a prohibited person who knowingly or intentionally carries a handgun commits a Class A misdemeanor. Specifies that the unlawful carrying of a handgun is a Level 4 felony when a person: (1) is less than 21 years of age; and (2) has an adjudication as a delinquent child for an act described by IC 35-47-4-5 (unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon). Allows a resident of Indiana who wishes to carry a firearm in another state under a reciprocity agreement entered into by Indiana and the other state to obtain from the superintendent of the state police department a reciprocity license. Requires law enforcement agencies to make use of certain data bases when issuing reciprocity licenses. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1237HEALTH CARE ADVANCE DIRECTIVES. (YOUNG J) Allows an individual to make a health care advance directive that gives instructions or expresses preferences or desires concerning any aspect of the individual's health care or health information and to designate a health care representative to make health care decisions and receive health information for the individual. Consolidates definitions of "life prolonging procedures". Requires the state department of health to prepare a sample advance directive. Provides that the appointment of a representative or attorney in fact to consent to health care that was legally executed before January 1, 2023, is valid as executed. Requires that, before a health care provider may provide care to a minor, the health care provider shall make a reasonable effort to contact the minor's parent or guardian for consent to provide treatment, and document each attempt. Adds definitions of "notarial officer", "observe", "present", and "telephonic interaction" to allow a mentally competent declarant to sign an advance directive by using technology to interact in real time with a notarial officer or with two attesting witnesses. Provides for remote witnessing or signing of separate paper counterparts that are assembled later into a complete composite paper advance directive. Provides that if, after the health care provider has made a reasonable attempt to contact the minor's parent or guardian and either: (1) the provider is unable to make contact; or (2) the parent or guardian refuses to provide consent; the provider shall act in the manner that is in the best interest of the minor. Provides that the new health care directive provisions do not affect the consent provisions concerning abortion or a minor's medical or hospital care and treatment with respect to the minor's pregnancy, delivery, or postpartum care. Provides that an attending advanced practice registered nurse or physician assistant may perform the same functions and have the same responsibilities as an attending physician for purposes of an out of hospital do not resuscitate declaration. Adds cross-references. Makes conforming changes. Makes technical changes.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1239PRESCRIPTION PRICE. (BAIRD B) Requires a retail pharmacy, before dispensing a prescription, to inform an insured patient of the cost of the drug or device without insurance or an applicable discount, if the cost of the drug or device is less than the copayment cost to the patient using the insurance or an applicable discount.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1241POSSESSION OF FIREARMS. (ELLINGTON J) Repeals the law that requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana. Specifies that certain persons who are not otherwise prohibited from carrying or possessing a handgun are not required to obtain or possess a license or permit from the state to carry a handgun in Indiana. Prohibits certain individuals from knowingly or intentionally carrying a handgun including persons convicted of a federal or state offense punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year. Creates the crime of "unlawful carrying of a handgun". Provides that a prohibited person who knowingly or intentionally carries a handgun commits a Class A misdemeanor. Specifies that the unlawful carrying of a handgun is a Level 4 felony when a person: (1) is less than 23 years of age; and (2) has an adjudication as a delinquent child for an act described by IC 35-47-4-5 (unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon). Allows a resident of Indiana who wishes to carry a firearm in another state under a reciprocity agreement entered into by Indiana and the other state to obtain from the superintendent of the state police department a reciprocity license. Requires law enforcement agencies to make use of certain data bases when issuing reciprocity licenses. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1244STATE DISASTER EMERGENCY DECLARATIONS. (CLERE E) Provides that during a disaster or emergency beyond local control, any order, rule, or regulation made, amended, or rescinded by the governor limiting the operation of a business or industry shall comply with the following: (1) The limit of the sale of items, the hours of operation, or the manner of operation of a business or industry shall be applied equally to any business or industry. (2) If a limit allows a business or industry the sale of specified items or categories of items, then any business or industry may sell those specified items or categories of items. (3) If a limit allows a business or industry the sale of specified items or categories of items, and as a result, the business or industry is allowed to sell other items not mentioned in the governor's order, rule, or regulation, then any business or industry may sell those other items or continue to sell those other items. (4) The operation of a business or industry may be limited if the limitation is based on a percentage of occupancy of the business or industry determined by the governor that is in compliance with the occupancy classifications described in the Indiana building code adopted by the fire prevention and building safety commission; however, any limitation shall be applied equally to a business or industry having the same building code occupancy classification. Provides that any state or local agency, including the state department of health or local boards of health, shall not impose any restriction greater than what the governor issues by executive order, unless the governor's executive order specifically allows a state or local agency the ability to impose greater restrictions. Provides that if a state disaster emergency and a local emergency is simultaneously declared, a political subdivision may not impose any restriction greater than what the governor issues by executive order, unless the governor's executive order specifically allows the political subdivision the ability to impose greater restrictions. Limits the authority of the local health board and local health officers under certain circumstances.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1245PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH DISCRIMINATION. (BAUER M) Prohibits an employer from discriminating against a pregnant job applicant or employee. Requires an employer to provide reasonable employment accommodations for a pregnant employee. Requires the civil rights commission to investigate complaints and attempt to resolve complaints.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1250STATE DISASTER EMERGENCIES. (GOODRICH C) Provides that a state of disaster emergency may not continue for longer than 30 days unless the state of disaster emergency is renewed for an additional 30 days by the governor and the general assembly is in session or the governor has called for a special session under Article 4, Section 9 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana. Provides that, after the initial 30 day renewal of the state of disaster emergency, any subsequent renewal or revision of the state of disaster emergency may be renewed or revised by the governor every 30 days. Provides that the state of disaster emergency is terminated if, during any 60 day period while the state of disaster emergency is in effect, the general assembly has not been in session or the governor has not called for a special session under Article 4, Section 9 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana. Provides that a special session of the general assembly may convene at any time during the 30 days after which the governor issues a proclamation that calls for a special session of the general assembly.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1258CIVIL IMMUNITY RELATED TO COVID-19. (YOUNG J) Provides that a person or the person's agent who conducts business in Indiana is not liable in a civil action claiming an injury from exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19 if the act or omission alleged to violate a duty of care of the person or agent was committed or omitted in compliance with or was consistent with any of the following applicable at the time of the alleged exposure: (1) Federal or state regulations. (2) An executive order issued by the president of the United States or the governor. (3) Guidance. Defines guidance as written guidelines related to COVID-19 issued by any of the following: (1) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States Department of Labor. (3) The Indiana state department of health. (4) Any other agency, board, or commission of the state of Indiana. Specifies that the limited liability for alleged COVID-19 exposures does not apply to a cause of action for medical malpractice. Provides that immunity from civil liability is not granted to a person whose actions or omissions constitute gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1259INTERIM TRAUMA CARE STUDY. (VERMILION A) Urges the legislative council to assign the study of Indiana's trauma care system to a study committee during the 2021 legislative interim.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1263MEDICAID WAIVER RESTRUCTURING PROGRESS REPORTS. (ENGLEMAN K) Requires the division of disability and rehabilitative services (division) to: (1) semiannually issue a report to the general assembly and the services for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities task force on the progress of the division's and office of the secretary of family and social services' efforts to restructure and implement the new or revised family supports Medicaid waiver and community integration habilitation Medicaid waiver; and (2) issue a final report when the restructuring and implementation is complete.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1272STATE AND LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT POWERS. (LAUER R) Removes the authority for the state department of health and local health officers to close schools and churches during an epidemic.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1286TELEHEALTH MATTERS. (LINDAUER S) Provides for a standard definition of telehealth in titles 12, 16, 25, and 27. Prohibits the Medicaid program from specifying originating sites and distant sites for purposes of Medicaid reimbursement. Changes the use of the term "telemedicine" to "telehealth". Expands the application of the telehealth statute to additional licensed practitioners instead of applying only to prescribers. Provides that veterinarians may provide telehealth services only when an existing veterinarian-client-patient relationship has been established. Amends the definition of "telehealth". Requires that the telehealth medical records be created and maintained under the same standards of appropriate practice for medical records for patients in an in-person setting. Amends requirements for a prescriber issuing a prescription to a patient via telehealth services. Specifies that a patient waives confidentiality of medical information concerning individuals in the vicinity when the patient is using telehealth. Prohibits certain health care policies that provide coverage for telehealth services from requiring the use of a specific information technology application for those services.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline for House bills (Rule 79(b))
 
HB1289CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY OF HANDGUNS. (JACOB J) Repeals the law that requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana. Provides that a nonresident of Indiana may carry a handgun in Indiana without possessing a license or permit to carry a handgun from the person's state of residence. Allows a member of the: (1) general assembly; (2) general assembly's professional staff; or (3) lobby registration commission; to possess a handgun on the Indiana government center campus if the person is not otherwise prohibited from possessing a firearm. Allows a person who wishes to carry a handgun in another state under a reciprocity agreement entered into by Indiana and the other state to obtain a license to carry a handgun. Beginning July 1, 2021, permits a person not otherwise prohibited from possessing a firearm under state or federal law to possess a firearm on any property that is: (1) affiliated with; (2) operated or managed by; (3) owned by; or (4) leased by; the department of natural resources. Defines certain terms. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1295ELIMINATION OF GUN-FREE ZONES. (PRESCOTT J) Provides that beginning July 1, 2021, the state of Indiana may not regulate: (1) firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories; and (2) the ownership, possession, carrying, transportation, registration, transfer, and storage of firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories. Specifies certain exceptions. Provides that any provision of an ordinance, measure, enactment, rule, or policy enacted by the state and pertaining to: (1) firearms; (2) ammunition; (3) firearm accessories; and (4) the: (A) ownership; (B) possession; (C) carrying; (D) transportation; (E) registration; (F) transfer; and (G) storage of; firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories; is void July 1, 2021. Provides that a person not otherwise prohibited from carrying or possessing a firearm under federal or state law may carry or possess a firearm, without restriction, on property affiliated with, or regulated by, the following state agencies beginning July 1, 2021: (1) The Indiana state fair commission. (2) The Indiana department of administration. Provides the Indiana state fair commission and Indiana department of administration with rulemaking and emergency rulemaking authority to implement these changes. Specifies certain rulemaking deadlines. Defines certain terms. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1296STATE DISASTER EMERGENCIES. (PRESCOTT J) Provides that the renewal of the state of disaster emergency does not become effective unless it is approved by the general assembly. Provides that if the governor calls a special session for the purpose of renewing the state of disaster emergency, the: (1) governor shall notify the general assembly 10 days prior to the governor's intention to renew the state of disaster emergency; and (2) renewal shall be based on the same or substantially similar underlying set of facts as the original state of disaster emergency. Provides that the governor may not issue a new executive order to circumvent the renewal limitations in the case of a state of disaster emergency based on the same or substantially similar underlying set of facts as the original state of disaster emergency. Provides that any order, rule, or regulation limiting the operation of a business or industry shall be applied equally to all other businesses and industries. Provides, however, that the uniform treatment of all other businesses and industries does not apply to isolated events that include an act of God, such as a fire, an earthquake, a hurricane, a storm, or a similar natural disaster phenomenon. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1305MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT FOR CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS. (SLAGER H) Specifies the reimbursement rate for inpatient and outpatient Medicaid services that are provided by an out-of-state children's hospital located in a state bordering Indiana in state fiscal years 2022 and 2023. Requires budget committee review of the reimbursements provided to those out-of-state children's hospital. Requires the children's hospitals to provide information required in the review to the family and social services administration not later than August 1.
 Current Status:   4/26/2021 - Public Law 132
 
HB1309PREGNANCY ACCOMMODATION. (ENGLEMAN K) Allows an employee to request an accommodation for the employee's pregnancy. Requires an employer to respond to an employee's request for an accommodation within a reasonable time frame. Provides that a request for accommodation does not require an employer to provide an accommodation for an employee's pregnancy, or impose a duty or obligation upon the employer to provide an accommodation or an exception to the employer's policies unless existing federal or state laws require that an accommodation must be made. Prohibits an employer from disciplining, terminating, or retaliating against an employee because the employee has requested or used an accommodation for the employee's pregnancy.
 Current Status:   4/20/2021 - Public Law 87
 
HB1310ABORTION. (PRESCOTT J) Provides that the general assembly shall convene in an "initiated session" to consider legislation to restrict abortion if either of the following occur: (1) the Supreme Court of the United States overrules the central holding of Roe v. Wade, Doe v. Bolton, and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey and clearly establishes that a state may prohibit abortion; or (2) an amendment to the Constitution of the United States is adopted that in whole or part clearly establishes that a state may prohibit abortion. Provides that an initiated session may not continue for more than 20 calendar days. Requires the attorney general to make an announcement and notify the governor and members of the general assembly concerning the decision from the Supreme Court of the United States involving Roe v. Wade or the amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1321STUDY OF STATE MENTAL HEALTH HOSPITALS. (ANDRADE M) Urges the legislative council to assign the study of Indiana's mental health hospital system to a study committee during the 2021 legislative interim.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1333CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE TRAINING. (SHACKLEFORD R) Provides that the state health data center (center) shall maintain statistics concerning race and ethnicity, sex, primary language, and disability status. (Under current law, the center is required to maintain statistics concerning gender and ethnicity.) Requires the center to adopt and implement the data collection standards established by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Provides that the state department of health, with the assistance of the office of minority health, shall establish a cultural awareness and competence training program for health care professionals. Provides that a health care professional must complete two hours of cultural awareness and competence training each year.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1339CHOICE OF PHYSICIAN FOR WORKER INJURY OR DISEASE. (LUCAS J) Permits an employee to choose the attending physician who will provide services and goods resulting from an employment injury or occupational disease for purposes of the worker's compensation law.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1347TELEMEDICINE. (LINDAUER S) Expands the list of medical professionals from which home health agencies may accept written orders. Changes the requirements for the issuance of a prescription via telemedicine. Provides that advanced practice registered nurses may operate in multiple locations in collaboration with a physician. Increases the number of pharmacy technicians that a single licensed pharmacist may supervise. Provides that pharmacy technicians may perform certain work remotely without the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1349HEALTH CARE FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN. (PACK R) Requires the department of correction (department) to provide free and unlimited access to toilet paper, tampons, and pads to any incarcerated woman held by the department. Requires the department to administer certain medications for women suffering from an active substance use disorder during pregnancy. Requires the department to create and implement written policies that do the following: (1) Provide women with access to: (A) conventional beds; or (B) bottom bunks; during pregnancy or the six weeks following the delivery of a child, as applicable, in order to minimize the risk of serious injury in the event of a fall. (2) Require the timely reporting of certain obstetric emergencies to a physician or qualified medical professional. (3) Comply with specified requirements concerning the use of restraints, shackles, and restraint techniques on pregnant and postpartum women. (4) Require correctional officers to remain outside of delivery rooms in certain instances. Provides the department with rulemaking and emergency rulemaking authority for the purpose of creating and implementing certain practices and policies. Requires the department to adopt specified standards that apply to county jails. Provides that: (1) agents; (2) employees; and (3) persons contracted to work on behalf of the department; are immune from civil liability, damages, and punitive damages, for certain acts or omissions. Specifies an exception. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1350COVERAGE FOR DOULA SERVICES. (BAUER M) Requires a state employee health plan, a policy of accident and sickness insurance, and a health maintenance organization contract to provide coverage for services provided by a doula to an insured before, during, and after childbirth. Requires a hospital to allow a doula to accompany a patient at the hospital, including attending a live birth, at the request of the patient.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1351REPORTING AND USE OF MEDICAID DATA. (CLERE E) Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services (FSSA) to prepare a report that describes every type of report that must be prepared by a Medicaid contractor or managed care entity and submitted to FSSA or the office of Medicaid policy and planning. Specifies the information that must be contained in the report. Requires FSSA to submit the report to the Medicaid advisory committee (advisory committee) and the general assembly. Requires the advisory committee to hold public hearings on the report.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1358PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH ACCOMMODATION. (NEGELE S) Requires an employer to provide reasonable employment accommodations for a pregnant employee. Requires the department of labor to investigate complaints and attempt to resolve complaints through the use of an administrative law judge. Allows for appeals.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1362NEWBORN SCREENING FOR CYTOMEGALOVIRUS. (BARRETT B) Requires infants to be screened for cytomegalovirus. Specifies: (1) dates and symptoms for recommended cytomegalovirus screening; and (2) a date for universal screening of cytomegalovirus in infants.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB13722021 REGULAR SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. (BARRETT B) Specifies that the deadline for adjourning sine die for the 2021 session of the general assembly is November 15, 2021, and that the current deadline of April 29 remains in place for future long sessions. Provides that the regular technical session statute does not apply in calendar year 2021. Specifies the deadlines for signing enrolled acts and presenting them to the governor for bills passed after April 19, 2021, and before May 1, 2021. Specifies the following: (1) That the 2021 interim is the period beginning May 1, 2021, and ending November 15, 2021. (2) That for 2021, the prohibited period concerning fundraising activities is through April 29, 2021, rather than the date on which the general assembly adjourns sine die. (3) That the budget committee is required to meet at least once between April 30, 2021, and July 1, 2021. (Current law requires the budget committee to meet at least once in the two months following the general assembly adjournment sine die.) (4) The certification and distribution process for enrolled acts and the time frame for the process in 2021 will take place as usual. Provides that a redistricting commission is established to determine congressional districts if the general assembly adjourns sine die before November 15, 2021, without having enacted a law establishing congressional districts. (Current law refers to the adjournment of the general assembly without specifying an adjournment sine die or a particular date.)
 Current Status:   4/26/2021 - Public Law 133
 
HB1374MEDICAID PROVIDERS AND MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATIONS. (CLERE E) Allows a provider that has entered into a contract with a managed care organization, after exhausting any internal procedures of the managed care organization for provider grievances and appeals, to request an administrative appeal within the office of Medicaid policy and planning of the managed care organization's action in denying or reducing reimbursement for claims for covered services provided to an applicant, pending applicant, conditionally eligible individual, or member. Establishes a procedure for an administrative appeal, including a hearing before an administrative law judge that could be followed by agency review and then by judicial review. Prohibits a provision in a contract between a provider and a managed care organization that would negate or restrict the right of a provider to an administrative appeal and provides that such a contract provision is void and unenforceable. Repeals a provision under which Medicaid law is controlling when Medicaid law conflicts with insurance law. Provides that if the office of the secretary of family and social services or a contractor of the office fails to pay or denies a clean claim for any eligible Medicaid service within certain time limits due to the office or contractor incorrectly processing the clean claim because of errors attributable to the internal system of an insurer or managed care organization, the office or contractor may not assert that the provider failed to meet the time filing requirements for the claim.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1379PHARMACIST CONTRACEPTIVE PRESCRIPTIONS. (ZIEMKE C) Allows pharmacists to prescribe and dispense self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives and hormonal contraceptive patches (contraceptives). Establishes requirements for pharmacists who want to prescribe and dispense contraceptives. Requires the Indiana board of pharmacy to adopt rules. Requires health plans to provide coverage for contraceptives and certain services. Establishes an exception for nonprofit religious employers.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1390TASK FORCE TO COMBAT RACISM AS A HEALTH CRISIS. (SUMMERS V) Establishes the task force to combat racism as a public health crisis (task force). Specifies the duties of the task force. Requires the task force to make recommendations to the general assembly and the governor: (1) concerning policies and programs that combat racism and mitigate the effects of racism on individual and public health; and (2) identifying appropriate funding for the policies and programs recommended by the task force. Requires the task force to issue a report before November 1, 2022.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1392OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE OF MILITARY SPOUSES. (ZENT D) Amends as follows the law under which a provisional occupational license may be issued to the spouse of an active duty member of the armed forces assigned to Indiana: (1) Provides that the law applies to the spouse of any active military service member, including a member of a reserve component of the United States armed forces or a member of the National Guard. (2) Eliminates a provision under which a military spouse applying for a provisional occupational license is required to submit to a national criminal history background check, and provides instead that a military spouse applying for a provisional occupational license must be determined by the appropriate professional board to not have a disqualifying criminal history if a national criminal history background check is required for the regulated occupation for which the military spouse seeks a provisional license.
 Current Status:   4/23/2021 - Public Law 116
 
HB1393PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS. (CLERE E) Prohibits the inclusion of certain provisions in a contract between a pharmacy benefit manager and an entity authorized to participate in the federal 340B Drug Pricing Program. Provides that a pharmacy benefit manager's violation of the prohibition is an unfair or deceptive act or practice in the business of insurance.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline for House bills (Rule 79(b))
 
HB1399ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES. (MAYFIELD P) Allows an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) to sign the individualized family service plan to authorize services under a public employee health benefits plan, state higher education employee health benefits plan, or health insurance plan. Allows an APRN to sign certain health documents concerning driving privileges. For purposes of child care, allows an APRN to document limitations on a child's outdoor play. Allows an APRN to certify to a day care ministry that an immunization that may be detrimental to the child is not required. Allows a treating APRN to consent to the release of certain mental health information to certain persons involved in the patient's care. Allows an APRN to issue permission for a student athlete who had a symptom of sudden cardiac arrest to return to play or practice. Amends the definition of "certificate of immunity" to include an APRN certificate. Adds an APRN to the providers who may perform an examination and provide a statement concerning an injured employee for purposes of worker's compensation claims. Allows an APRN to affirm that an applicant has a temporary disability for purposes of a waiver from continuing education requirements to work on certain lift devices. Allows a pharmacist, pharmacist student, or pharmacist intern to administer an immunization under a drug order, prescription, or protocol approved by an APRN. Authorizes an APRN to adopt a protocol concerning the adjustment of a patient's drug regimen by a pharmacist. Allows an attending APRN to be responsible for the ongoing care of a person who resides in a health facility. Provides that an APRN may order a referral for physical therapy. Amends the definition of "practice of respiratory care" to include an APRN as a practitioner who may be assisted by respiratory therapists. Allows an APRN to provide direct supervision to a respiratory therapist. Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1402ALL PAYER CLAIMS DATA BASE. (SCHAIBLEY D) Amends the definition of "health payer" to except some policies of accident and sickness insurance. Establishes requirements for the development and administration of the all payer claims data base. Establishes the all payer claims data base advisory board (advisory board) and sets forth membership requirements. Specifies the duties of: (1) the advisory board; and (2) the executive director who oversees the operation of the data base. Requires the establishment of a fee formula for data licensing and claims data collection and release.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 195
 
HB1405INSURANCE MATTERS. (CARBAUGH M) Allows the office of the secretary of family and social services to apply for a Medicaid state plan amendment to allow school corporations to seek Medicaid reimbursement for medically necessary, school based Medicaid covered services that are provided under federal or state mandates. Specifies possible services for Medicaid reimbursement. Adds physical therapy to the list of services for which a school psychologist may refer a student. Establishes the long term care insurance partnership program and requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to apply before September 1, 2021, for a Medicaid state plan amendment that would: (1) provide for the establishment of the new long term care insurance partnership program and the discontinuance of the current long term care program; and (2) ensure that an individual who purchased a qualified long term care policy under the current program will be eligible for an asset disregard even if the current program is discontinued and even though the policy was issued before the date of the state plan amendment, is not tax qualified, and does not meet the standards of Section 6021 the federal Deficit Reduction Act. Provides that if approval is not given for the state plan amendment, the new long term care insurance partnership program is not established and the office and the department of insurance shall study ways to improve the affordability and cost effectiveness of the current program. Requires an audit examining prescription drug cost sharing for the Medicaid program once every three state fiscal years. Provides that the county sheriff may receive reimbursement from a nonincarcerated person's health coverage for providing nonemergency transport of the person to a facility for a mental health detention. Requires a provider to provide the health records requested by a patient within 30 days after the date the written request is made, unless the provider seeks an extension of not more than 30 days and informs the patient in writing of the reasons for the extension and the date by which the provider will provide the health records. Prohibits the state or a local unit from issuing or requiring a COVID-19 "immunization passport" (a document concerning an individual's immunization status). Allows a nonprofit association of cities and towns to participate in the state aggregate prescription drug purchasing program. Adopts the physical therapy licensure compact. Provides that if a resident insurance producer completed more than 24 hours of credit in continuing education courses before the effective date of the producer's last license renewal, not more than 12 of the excess hours of credit for those continuing education courses may apply toward satisfaction of the continuing education requirement for the producer's next license renewal, subject to certain restrictions. Prohibits a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) from: (1) imposing limits on a pharmacy's access to medication that differ from those existing for a PBM affiliate; or (2) sharing any covered individual's information, except as permitted by the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Prohibits the inclusion of certain provisions in a contract between a PBM and an entity authorized to participate in the federal 340B Drug Pricing Program, with certain exceptions. Requires a PBM: (1) to update the PBM's maximum allowable cost list at least every seven days; (2) to determine that a prescription drug is not obsolete, is generally available for purchase by pharmacies, and is not temporarily unavailable, listed on a drug shortage list, or unable to be lawfully substituted before placing the prescription drug on a maximum allowable cost list. Provides that: (1) if a PBM approves an appeal concerning maximum allowable cost pricing, the PBM must notify each pharmacy in the PBM's network that the maximum allowable cost for the drug has been adjusted; and (2) if a PBM denies an appeal, the PBM must provide the reason for the denial and other information, and the appealing pharmacy or other entity may then file a complaint with the department of insurance (department). Also allows a contracted pharmacy or pharmacy services administrative organization to file a complaint with the department if it believes that its contract with a PBM contains an unlawful contractual provision. Provides that a PBM's violation of these requirements or prohibitions is an unfair or deceptive act or practice in the business of insurance. Amends code sections requiring an insurer to "deliver" or "provide" certain notices within a certain time period to make those sections provide instead that the insurer is required to "mail" the notices. Provides that if a party procures a policy of insurance through an online platform: (1) the party affirmatively consents to have all notices and other documents related to the policy delivered to the party electronically; and (2) other statutory prerequisites to the electronic delivery of notices do not apply. Provides that a merchant or other seller that acts as an agent for purposes of the sale of an auto service contract is not a person contractually obligated under the service contract by virtue of acting as the seller. Provides, as an exception to the general prohibition against rebates, that: (1) an insurer, an employee of an insurer, or a producer may offer and give gifts of limited value in connection with marketing of insurance and may conduct a drawing for prizes of limited value; (2) an insurer, through its employees, affiliates, insurance producers, or third-party representatives, may provide, for free or at a discount, products or services that relate to or are provided in conjunction with a policy and are exclusively intended to educate about, assess, monitor, control, or prevent risk of loss; (3) a person holding an insurance license may offer or provide, for free or for less than fair market value, services that are at least tangentially related to an insurance contract but are not contingent upon the purchase of insurance, subject to certain conditions. Amends the law requiring an insurer to provide 10 days' advance notice to the insurance producer who procured an automobile policy when the insurer intends to cancel or not to renew the policy to make the law applicable only if the insurance producer who procured the policy was an independent insurance producer. Requires the state department of health, in consultation with the department of insurance, the office of the secretary of family and social services, and the Indiana board of pharmacy, to submit to the legislative council a report concerning: (1) best practice guidelines in providing specialty drugs in a manner that ensures the patient's safety; and (2) information concerning any adverse events affecting the safety of patients resulting from the specialty drug protocols of a health carrier or hospital. Requires the legislative services agency to conduct a study of market concentration in Indiana in the health insurance industry, the hospital industry, and five other industries and to present the findings of the study to the combined interim study committees on financial institutions and insurance and public health, behavioral health, and human services, the legislative council, and the governor before December 31, 2022.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 196
 
HB1407PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF A CAPITAL ASSET. (ENGLEMAN K) Authorizes a nonprofit foundation (foundation) established by a county to hold proceeds from the sale of capital assets to include in the foundation's investment policy statement a formal spending policy for: (1) a spending rate of up to 5% multiplied by a five year moving average of quarterly market values with the distributable amount for each year determined on a specified date; or (2) in the case of a foundation that was established less than 10 years ago, an interim spending rate of up to 5% multiplied by a moving average consisting of all available quarterly market values since the date the foundation was established. Amends provisions that apply to a foundation that is established to hold proceeds from the sale of a county hospital as follows: (1) Specifies that the county may transfer excess money it receives from the foundation's annual spend rate back into the foundation. (2) Provides that if the annual investment income earned on the principal of the foundation exceeds 5% in a calendar year, that amount is added to and considered a part of the principal of the foundation. (3) Requires the board of the foundation to establish one or more separate accounts in which the principal and income of the foundation shall be held and that are subject to the same requirements in current law for accessing the principal and income.
 Current Status:   4/8/2021 - Public Law 40
 
HB1408OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE RECIPROCITY. (CARBAUGH M) Requires a board that issues a license for certain regulated occupations to issue a license to an individual who: (1) is licensed in the regulated occupation in another state or jurisdiction; (2) has established residency in Indiana; (3) has passed a substantially equivalent examination as determined by the board; (4) is and has been in good standing in the individual's licensure in the other state or jurisdiction; (5) pays a fee to the board; and (6) completes the licensure application form required by the board. Allows a board that requires an applicant to submit to a national criminal history background check to maintain that requirement with regard to applicants for licensure who meet all of the license endorsement requirements. Provides that nothing in the bill prevents or supersedes a: (1) compact; or (2) reciprocity or comity agreement; if established by the board or the general assembly. Provides that, if a board has entered into a national reciprocal or endorsement agreement or a reciprocal or endorsement agreement with one or more states, those agreements remain in effect.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1421VARIOUS HEALTH CARE MATTERS. (SCHAIBLEY D) Provides that the state employee health plan statute does not prohibit the state personnel department from directly contracting with health care providers for health care services for state employees. Provides that if a woman who is in premature labor presents to a hospital, the hospital must inform the woman of the hospital's capabilities of treating the born alive infant and managing a high risk pregnancy. Sets forth requirements that a hospital must meet concerning: (1) a woman who is in premature labor; and (2) a born alive infant. Changes the date that ambulatory outpatient surgical centers are required to begin posting certain pricing information from March 31, 2021, to December 31, 2021. Specifies that the pricing information posted is the standard charge rather than the weighted average negotiated charge and sets forth what is included in the standard charge. Specifies that if an ambulatory outpatient surgical center offers less than 30 additional services, the center is required to post all of the services the center provides. Requires a hospital to post pricing information in compliance with the federal Hospital Price Transparency Rule of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as in effect on January 1, 2021, if: (1) the federal Hospital Price Transparency Rule is repealed; or (2) federal enforcement of the federal Hospital Price Transparency Rule is stopped. Defines "health carrier" for purposes of the law on health provider contracts. Prohibits the inclusion in a health provider contract of any provision that would: (1) prohibit the disclosure of health care service claims data, including for use in the all payer claims data base; (2) limit the ability of a health carrier or health provider facility to disclose the allowed amount and fees of services to any insured or enrollee, or to the treating health provider facility or physician of the insured or enrollee; or (3) limit the ability of a health carrier or health provider facility to disclose out-of-pocket costs to an insured or an enrollee. Requires the department of insurance to issue a report to: (1) the legislative council; and (2) the interim study committees on financial institutions and insurance and public health, behavioral health, and human services; setting forth its suggestions for revising the department's administrative rules to reduce the regulatory costs incurred by employers seeking to provide health coverage for their employees through multiple employer welfare arrangements.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 198
 
HB1425LIABILITY FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES. (LYNESS R) Changes the emergency medical services civil liability standard to gross negligence. Provides emergency vehicle operators civil immunity for an act or omission committed by the operator while operating an emergency vehicle.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1427POLICE DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION. (SPEEDY M) Provides that the chief of a city police department or town board of metropolitan police commissioners has the sole authority to make general or special orders to the police department establishing the department's procedures and policies, including use of force policy. Provides that the city or town may not prohibit or restrict a member of the police department from using a force option consistent with the standards and training regarding the lawful use of force adopted by the law enforcement training board. Provides that the law enforcement training board may establish standards for training programs that, if not adhered to, constitute grounds for decertifying the program.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1428RENEWAL OF INSURANCE COVERAGE. (LEHMAN M) Requires insurers offering policies of accident and sickness insurance and health maintenance organizations to provide an insured an additional 30 days from the date: (1) a preferred provider agreement or a participating provider contract is terminated; or (2) the insurer or health maintenance organization and a preferred provider or participating provider are required to complete the renegotiation of an agreement or a contract; to make a decision on the renewal of coverage under a policy of accident and sickness insurance or a health maintenance organization contract.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1429SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS AND EMERGENCY MEDICATION. (BAUER M) Allows a school bus driver to administer emergency stock medication to: (1) a student at the school; (2) a school employee; or (3) a visitor at the school; if the school bus driver has been trained by a health care provider to recognize a life threatening emergency and properly administer emergency medication.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1430PROTECTIONS FOR PREGNANT INMATES. (BAUER M) Provides that the department of correction, a county jail, a juvenile detention center, or a juvenile detention facility shall: (1) use the least restrictive restraints necessary on a pregnant inmate when the pregnant inmate is in the second or third trimester of pregnancy; or (2) no restraints on a pregnant inmate who is in labor, delivering a baby, recuperating from a delivery, or dealing with a medical emergency related to the pregnancy, with certain exceptions. Provides that the department of correction, a county jail, a juvenile detention center, or a juvenile detention facility shall provide specific care, treatment, and education for pregnant inmates and inmates who have recently given birth. Repeals the current statute concerning prenatal and postnatal care and treatment and incorporates it into a new chapter concerning medical care and treatment for pregnant inmates. Establishes the women's prison oversight advisory committee. Defines "pregnant inmate" and "restraints".
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1434CIGARETTE AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS TAX. (OLTHOFF J) Increases the cigarette tax by $1 to $1.995 per pack of regular size cigarettes and makes a corresponding increase for larger cigarettes. Provides that revenue received from the increase in cigarette tax is deposited in the state general fund for the purpose of paying appropriations for Medicaid-Current Obligations, for provider reimbursements. Makes corresponding adjustments to the percentage of taxes deposited into other funds. Amends the definition of "tobacco product" to include e-liquid and an electronic cigarette. Amends the definition of "wholesale price" concerning tobacco products manufactured and sold in Indiana. Increases the tax on tobacco products (other than moist snuff) to 39% of the wholesale price of tobacco products.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1439COERCED ABORTIONS, PROTECTION OF A FETUS, AND WRONGFUL DEATH OR INJURY OF A CHILD. (KING J) Requires that a woman seeking an abortion must be informed that a coerced abortion is illegal. Provides that certain medical personnel must inquire with a woman seeking an abortion whether the abortion is coerced. Requires certain medical personnel who believe that an abortion is coerced to offer the pregnant woman information on certain services, the use of a telephone, and an alternative exit from the health care facility. Makes it a Level 6 felony if a person knowingly or intentionally coerces a woman into having an abortion. Makes it a Level 6 felony if a father or putative father of an unborn child knowingly or intentionally coerces a pregnant woman into having an abortion. Mandates reports of a coerced abortion to law enforcement. Makes it a Class C infraction if a reproductive health facility knowingly employs a mandatory reporter who violates the mandatory reporting statute. Creates a cause of action for a wrongful death of an aborted child. Provides that a cause of action for the wrongful death or injury of a child includes a fetus in any stage of development. (Current law defines "child" as a fetus that has attained viability.) Provides that a person, or a person who is pregnant, is justified in using reasonable force to protect a fetus.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1443INFANT FABRY DISEASE SCREENING. (ROWRAY E) Requires every infant to be screened for Fabry disease at the earliest feasible time.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1446AMBULANCE ASSESSMENT FEE AND FUND. (SLAGER H) Establishes the ambulance assessment fee (fee) and the ambulance assessment fee fund (fund). Provides that the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office) shall establish the fee based upon the best available data. Defines a "provider organization" for purposes of the fee. Requires a provider organization to be assessed the fee. Provides that the fund is established for the purpose of holding fees collected. Provides that the office shall administer the fund. Provides that amounts in the fund are to be expended for Medicaid payments to provider organizations. Provides that the office shall make expenditures from the fund in a manner consistent with applicable federal law. Provides that the office shall establish and distribute a schedule of payment amounts in a manner that reduces the gap between Medicaid rates and average commercial rates. Provides that the office shall consult with the Indiana emergency medical services association in the development and implementation of the payments. Provides that the fee is in addition to, and does not replace, any state general fund appropriations to support provider organization reimbursements. Provides that the office shall not lower Medicaid rates for provider organizations as a result of the fee. Provides that the office may adopt rules.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1447GOOD FAITH HEALTH CARE ESTIMATES. (VERMILION A) Revises the definition of "practitioner" in the laws concerning good faith estimates of costs for health care services. Postpones, from July 1, 2021, to January 1, 2022, the effective date of the requirement that a practitioner provide a good faith estimate of the amount the practitioner intends to charge for a health care service. Requires that the communication by a provider facility and a practitioner to a patient about the patient's right to request a good faith estimate be conspicuous and be provided by at least three of eight specified potential means. Provides that the written notice that a practitioner provides to an individual about a scheduled or ordered nonemergency health care service must state that a good faith estimate of cost need not be provided if the service is scheduled to be performed within five business days of the date of the patient's request. Provides that certain written statements must be in "conspicuous" type instead of in type at least as large as 14 point type. Requires a practitioner or facility to provide a written explanation if the charge for a health care service exceeds the practitioner's or facility's good faith estimate by the greater of: (1) $100; or (2) 5%. Revises the content of the written statement that an out of network practitioner providing health care services at an in network facility must give to a covered individual in order to be reimbursed more for the health care services than allowed according to the rate established by the covered individual's network plan. Provides that a practitioner can comply with the requirement to provide a good faith estimate of the amount that the practitioner intends to charge a covered individual by complying with the requirements of the new federal No Surprises Act (Act). Provides that a health carrier may satisfy certain requirements concerning good faith estimates by complying with the Act.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 202
 
HB1449BROADBAND DEVELOPMENT. (SOLIDAY E) Amends the statute governing the awarding of grants from the rural broadband fund as follows: (1) Provides that an "eligible broadband project" for purposes of the statute includes a project for the deployment of terrestrial broadband infrastructure: (A) to buildings used by public school corporations primarily for educating students; (B) to rural health clinics; (C) to ensure that eligible students (defined as Indiana residents who are less than 23 years of age and who are enrolled in a K-12 school in Indiana) have access points providing a connection to eligible broadband service; and (D) in rural areas in Indiana. (Current law provides that an "eligible broadband project" means only a project for the deployment of broadband infrastructure for the provision of eligible broadband service in rural areas in Indiana.) (2) Specifies that terrestrial broadband infrastructure includes infrastructure used for a fixed wireless Internet connection but does not include infrastructure used for a satellite Internet connection. (3) Provides that "eligible broadband service" means a connection to the Internet that provides an actual speed of at least: (A) 1,000 megabits per second downstream for a project involving the deployment of broadband infrastructure to public school corporation buildings or rural health clinics; or (B) 50 megabits per second downstream and at least five megabits per second upstream for a project to provide to eligible students access points for connections to eligible broadband service, or for a project to provide eligible broadband service to rural areas. (4) Specifies the following priorities for the awarding of grants from the rural broadband fund: (A) First, for extending eligible broadband service to public school corporation buildings with respect to which the only available Internet connections are at actual speeds of less than 1,000 megabits per second downstream. (B) Second, for extending eligible broadband service to rural health clinics with respect to which the only available Internet connections are at actual speeds of less than 1,000 megabits per second downstream. (C) Third, for extending eligible broadband service so as to ensure that every eligible student has at the student's residence an access point providing a connection to eligible broadband service. (D) Fourth, extending eligible broadband service to rural areas in which the only available connections to the Internet are at actual speeds of less than 25 megabits per second downstream. (5) Provides that a state agency may fund an eligible broadband project that is designated as a lower priority under the funding priorities set forth in the statute if no competitive applications for eligible broadband projects designated as a higher priority are submitted in a particular round of grant funding. (6) Specifies that a grant may not be awarded from the rural broadband fund: (A) for any project to extend the deployment of eligible broadband service to one or more service addresses for which funding from the federal government has been used or will be disbursed to extend broadband service at actual speeds of at least 25 megabits per second downstream to those same addresses; or (B) if the awarding of the grant would jeopardize funding that has been awarded by the federal government under certain programs for purposes of expanding broadband service in Indiana. (7) Provides that the system of priorities used by the office of community and rural affairs (office) for awarding grants from the rural broadband fund must give preference to projects that require a lower contribution from the fund per passing, as determined by a specified calculation. (8) Provides that the procedures established by the office for the awarding of grants from the rural broadband fund must require the office to: (A) include, in publishing grant applications to the office's Internet web site, specific addresses for which state funds would be used to provide eligible broadband service; and (B) consider, in making a determination as to whether to award a grant to an applicant, all comments or objections received during the statutory comment period, including any new grant application that: (i) is submitted within the statutory comment period by another eligible broadband service provider; and (ii) indicates that such other provider would be willing to provide eligible broadband service to the same addresses at a lower cost to the state. (9) Requires the office to establish a program to expand broadband Internet connectivity by: (A) entering into agreements with broadband service providers under which such providers agree to accept subsidy payments distributed by the office as a form of payment for eligible broadband service; and (B) distributing subsidy payments to participating providers to be used as a form of payment for eligible broadband service provided before July 1, 2025, to certain persons and entities, prioritized as follows: (i) School buildings. (ii) Rural health clinics. (iii) Eligible students. Provides that money in the rural broadband fund may be used to provide financial assistance under the new program. (10) Requires the office to establish and publish on the office's Internet web site: (A) specific, measurable goals; and (B) metrics to be used in assessing the progress made toward accomplishing those goals; for the disbursement of state broadband grant funds. (11) Requires the office to report annually to the interim study committee on energy, utilities, and telecommunications (rather than to the general assembly, under current law) concerning the awarding of state broadband grants. (12) Requires the state board of accounts to conduct an annual audit (rather than an audit every three years, under current law) of the awarding of state broadband grants. Establishes the Indiana broadband connectivity program (connectivity program), under which the office must establish a public broadband portal through which an individual may report that minimum broadband Internet (defined as a connection to the Internet at an actual speed of at least 25 megabits per second downstream and at least three megabits per second upstream) is unavailable at the individual's residential or business address. Provides that the public broadband portal must solicit information as to whether one or more eligible students reside at an address that is reported by an individual through the portal. Provides that the office may contract or consult with one or more third parties in the creation or administration of the portal. Provides that a broadband Internet provider may: (1) register with the connectivity program; (2) receive, at least every three months, notice of addresses submitted to the office as addresses at which minimum broadband Internet is unavailable; (3) report to the office any listed address at which the provider's minimum broadband Internet service is already available; and (4) bid for an award of a grant for purposes of extending connectivity to broadband Internet service (defined as a connection to the Internet at an actual speed of at least 50 megabits per second downstream and at least five megabits per second upstream) to an address at which minimum broadband Internet is unavailable. Provides that if the office does not receive notice from any providers that minimum broadband Internet is available at an address reported through the public broadband portal, the office shall transmit to each registered provider
 Current Status:   4/20/2021 - Public Law 89
 
HB1452CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND MENTAL HEALTH. (JOHNSON B) Provides that a hospital police officer may, within one year after being appointed as a hospital police officer, complete training to become a crisis intervention team trained officer. Provides that the governing board of the hospital shall require an individual appointed as a hospital police officer to annually attend inservice training courses approved by the governing board of the hospital, including training courses on verbal deescalation skills, immediate detention laws and best practices, and suicide prevention.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1454NONEMERGENCY AMBULANCE SERVICE ORDERS. (BAIRD B) Requires hospitals to establish protocols for within the hospital concerning the issuance of orders for nonemergency transportation. Requires a physician to issue an order for nonemergency ambulance services when a patient needs transportation by an ambulance. Specifies contents of an order. Allows for certification of a physician's order by certain providers if certain conditions are met.
 Current Status:   4/22/2021 - DEAD BILL: Fails to advance by Spring adjournment of the 2021 legislative session
 
HB1455HYSTERECTOMY AND OOPHORECTOMY INFORMED CONSENT. (BORDERS B) Requires a physician to obtain informed consent and provide certain information to a patient before performing a hysterectomy or an oophorectomy.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1467COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER MATTERS. (DAVISSON S) Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services (office) to apply for a Medicaid state plan amendment or Medicaid waiver for the following: (1) Reimbursement of Medicaid rehabilitation option services for a Medicaid eligible recipient who is undertaking an initial assessment, intake, or counseling in a community mental health center. (2) Reimbursement for Medicaid rehabilitation option services concurrently with reimbursement under the residential addiction treatment program. (3) The inclusion of video conferencing and audio services as telehealth for community mental health centers. Amends the definition of "telehealth services" for the Medicaid program. Requires at least two members of the division of mental health and addiction planning and advisory council to be community mental health center chief executive officers or designees. Requires the department of child services to accept certain criminal history checks and fingerprinting performed by community mental health centers for specified professionals if the process used by the community mental health center at least meets or exceeds the department's procedures. Amends the required graduate level courses and clinical experience that an applicant is required to obtain for a license as a clinical addiction counselor. Adds two members to the justice reinvestment advisory council. Makes a conforming change.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline for House bills (Rule 79(b))
 
HB1468VARIOUS HEALTH MATTERS. (DAVISSON S) Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services (office) to apply for a Medicaid state plan amendment or Medicaid waiver for the following: (1) Reimbursement of Medicaid rehabilitation option services for a Medicaid eligible recipient who is undertaking an initial assessment, intake, or counseling in a community mental health center. (2) Reimbursement for Medicaid rehabilitation option services concurrently with reimbursement under the residential addiction treatment program. Requires a community mental health center to commence a plan of treatment within two weeks for a Medicaid recipient who receives services after the office has amended the state plan. Specifies that for purposes of a community mental health center, telehealth services satisfy any face to face meeting requirement between a clinician and consumer. Requires at least two members of the division of mental health and addiction planning and advisory council to be community mental health center chief executive officers or designees. Specifies that the division of mental health and addiction (division) has primary oversight over suicide prevention and crisis services activities and coordination and designation of the 9-8-8 crisis hotline centers. Sets forth requirements to be designated as a 9-8-8 crisis hotline center. Establishes the statewide 9-8-8 trust fund. Allows advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants to perform certain duties that are performed by a physician under the home health agencies laws. Allows a nonprofit association of cities and towns to participate in the state aggregate prescription drug purchasing program. Requires a public school that issues, after June 30, 2022, a student identification card to a student in grade 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12 to include on the student identification card the 9-8-8 crisis hotline and other crisis hotline phone numbers. Delays the requirement that a prescription for a controlled substance be in an electronic format until January 1, 2022. Allows for an exemption from the requirement of issuing a controlled substance prescription in an electronic format if the dispensing pharmacy or provider is unable to receive or process an electronically transmitted prescription. Requires certain rules adopted by the Indiana board of pharmacy (board) to be substantially similar to certain federal regulations. Adds behavior analysts to the definition of "practitioner" for purposes of the telehealth laws. Amends the definition of "telehealth". Amends the required graduate level courses and clinical experience that an applicant is required to obtain for a license as a clinical addiction counselor. Allows a pharmacist and pharmacy technician to administer an immunization for coronavirus disease. Allows a registered nurse to provide for the direct supervision of a pharmacist intern or pharmacist student who administers an immunization. Changes references of the "pharmacist in charge" to the "pharmacist on duty". Allows a pharmacist to supervise eight pharmacy interns. Allows a pharmacy technician to work remotely to perform specified responsibilities. Provides that the board shall hold the pharmacy permit holder accountable, rather than the qualifying pharmacy, for staffing violations if the qualifying pharmacist does not have the authority to make staffing determinations. Specifies that a transfer of a prescription includes a schedule II controlled substance. Removes the requirement that a pharmacist provide a patient with a written advance beneficiary notice that states that the patient may not be eligible for reimbursement for the device or supply. Changes remote dispensing facility requirements concerning location of the facility. Changes how long a remote dispensing facility must retain a surveillance recording from 45 days to 30 days. Removes specified physical requirements that a video monitor being used by the remote facility must meet. Adds therapeutic substitution to the definition of "protocol" for purposes of drug regimen adjustments and defines "therapeutic alternative" and specifies use of therapeutic alternative requirements for protocols. Removes a requirement for drug protocols concerning availability of medical records. Allows for physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses to make referrals to pharmacists. Removes the requirement that the executive director of the Indiana professional licensing agency provide advice and consent before a majority of the members of the physical therapist committee may call a meeting. Requires the medical licensing board to adopt rules before January 1, 2022, that are required under the laws concerning physician assistants. Adds any plan or program that provides payment, reimbursement, or indemnification for the cost of prescription drugs to the definition of a "health plan". Adds two members to the justice reinvestment advisory council.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 207
 
HB1488VACCINATION EXEMPTIONS. (LEDBETTER C) Prohibits an employer from requiring, as a condition of employment, an employee or prospective employee to receive an immunization that: (1) has been approved for emergency use; and (2) lacks full approval from the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Prohibits an employer from: (1) inquiring into; or (2) otherwise requiring an employee or prospective employee to disclose; the reason for refusing an immunization that: (A) has been approved for emergency use; and (B) lacks full approval from the FDA. Allows for a civil cause of action against an employer for specified violations.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1490HEALTH CARE SHARING MINISTRIES. (CARBAUGH M) Requires a health care sharing ministry to hold a current certificate of registration, issued by the department of insurance, to conduct business in Indiana. Establishes a registration and renewal process for health care sharing ministries.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1495PRESCRIPTION DRUG DONATION REPOSITORIES. (BARTELS S) Establishes the prescription drug donation repository program (program). Establishes a tax credit for a taxpayer who donates medicine under the program during the taxable year. Provides that the amount of the tax credit is equal to the sum of: (1) the cost to the donor of any medicine donated during the taxable year; plus (2) the cost to the donor to make each donation during the taxable year. Allows a person to donate prescription drugs and supplies to a central repository or local repository for use by an individual who is an eligible recipient or qualified individual. Provides that controlled substances are not allowed in the program. Allows a health care facility or pharmacy to elect to participate as a local repository in the program. Establishes criteria for the acceptance and distribution of donated prescription drugs and supplies. Allows an entity that participates in a drug donation program in another state to participate in the program in Indiana. Establishes immunity for certain persons who act reasonably and in good faith under the program. Establishes a tax credit for a person who donates medicine to the program.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1497HOME HEALTH SERVICES. (BARRETT B) Amends the definition of "home health agency", for purposes of the home health agency licensure laws, to provide that a person may provide or offer to provide nursing services and at least one home health service for compensation. Specifies that the term does not include: (1) services under the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE); or a person that only administers home infusion therapy based on a specialty medication prescription.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 210
 
HB1499MENTAL HEALTH AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. (MILLER D) Requires the division of mental health and addiction (division), upon request, to issue a bracelet, an identification card, or both, indicating that an individual has been medically diagnosed with a mental illness, a substance addiction disorder, or both. Allows the division to charge a fee for the bracelet and identification card. Provides that the information collected by the division is confidential and establishes requirements before information may be released under a court order. Provides that if a person presents a bracelet or identification card issued by the division to a law enforcement officer, then the law enforcement officer shall use all reasonable means necessary to ensure that: (1) a crisis intervention team trained officer assists in the investigation that the law enforcement officer is conducting; and (2) the person is placed in a mental health facility before being confined in a county jail, if applicable. Requires the division to work with the law enforcement training board in a collaborative manner to develop best practice recommendations in order to ensure improved outcomes when a law enforcement officer encounters a person with a mental illness, a substance addiction disorder, or both.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1509DOCTORAL STUDENT PROVIDED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. (AUSTIN T) Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to apply for approval of any waiver under the federal Medicaid program and any amendment of the state Medicaid plan that may be necessary for Medicaid reimbursement to be provided for mental health services provided to Medicaid recipients by doctoral students in psychology under the supervision of a licensed health service provider in psychology. Provides that a doctoral student in psychology who provides mental health services to a Medicaid recipient under the supervision of a licensed health service provider in psychology is entitled, as compensation, to part of the Medicaid reimbursement provided for the services.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1523PARENTAL NOTIFICATION OF TREATMENT OF A MINOR. (SMALTZ B) Requires a health care provider, when providing treatment to a minor for alcoholism, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, or a venereal disease, to make a reasonable effort to contact the minor's parent or guardian to provide information on the minor's condition and proposed treatment and to document in writing each attempt the health care provider makes to contact the parent or guardian of the minor.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1525ASSIGNED INSURED PLAN FOR BIRTH CONTROL COVERAGE. (CAMPBELL C) Requires every health insurer, as a condition of doing business in Indiana, to participate in a plan under which health insurers will provide birth control coverage to eligible individuals who are covered under employee health plans that do not provide coverage for birth control drugs or devices intended to prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus. Provides that the coverage provided under the plan will consist only of the birth control coverage not provided by the employee health plans. Requires the department of insurance to adopt rules to establish the plan. Provides that the rules must: (1) enable eligible individuals to apply for the birth control coverage by submitting their names and contact information to the department; (2) ensure that deductible and coinsurance provisions of the coverage do not shift more of the cost of the birth control drugs or devices to an eligible individual than is usual and customary; (3) provide that an eligible individual who applies for the coverage will be assigned to a health insurer; and (4) require a health insurer to which an eligible individual is assigned to provide birth control coverage to the eligible individual. Requires the insurance commissioner to regulate rates for the birth control coverage to ensure that the rates are not excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1526MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS. (HARRIS JR. E) Allows a political subdivision, in consultation with the technical assistance center, to contract with mental health providers for the purpose of supplementing existing crisis intervention teams with mental health professionals. Specifies certain eligibility requirements for mental health professionals seeking an appointment to a crisis intervention team. Requires a mental health professional that is appointed to a crisis intervention team to accompany responding law enforcement or police officers to a call involving a mental health or substance abuse disorder crisis. Provides that a law enforcement or police officer (officer) may not be held liable for damages, including punitive damages, for any act or omission related to a mental health professional's contribution to a crisis intervention team or a crisis intervention team response. Specifies that no other person or entity may be held liable for certain damages by reason of an agency relationship with an officer. Defines certain terms.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1539PROTECTION OF LIFE. (NISLY C) Repeals the statutes authorizing and regulating abortion. Finds that human physical life begins when a human ovum is fertilized by a human sperm. Asserts a compelling state interest in protecting human physical life from the moment that human physical life begins. Provides that court decisions to enjoin the law are void. Specifies the duty of Indiana officials to enforce the law. Specifies that federal officials attempting to enforce contrary court orders against Indiana officials enforcing the law shall be subject to arrest by Indiana law enforcement. Redefines "human being" for purposes of the criminal code to conform to the finding that human physical life begins when a human ovum is fertilized by a human sperm. Makes other conforming changes.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1557ABORTION. (WESCO T) Defines viability for purposes of the abortion law as the earlier of the time of each postfertilization age of the fetus that is less than 21 weeks or the time of conception. Provides that the definition is severable to preserve the earliest possible time that viability is determined. Specifies that abortions are permitted in certain circumstances before the earlier of viability or the end of the first trimester of pregnancy. (Current law specifies that abortions are permitted in certain circumstances during the first trimester of pregnancy.)
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
HB1577ABORTION MATTERS. (MAYFIELD P) Adds mental health providers to the list of persons who may not be required to participate in specified procedures and practices concerning abortion or aborted remains if the mental health provider objects to such procedures and practices on the basis of ethical, moral, or religious belief. Provides that an abortion inducing drug may not be dispensed, prescribed, or given to a woman after eight weeks of postfertilization age. Requires a physician to dispense the abortion inducing drug in person and have the pregnant woman consume the drug in the presence of the physician. Removes FDA guidelines from a provision concerning manufacturer instruction sheets and patient agreement forms pertaining to abortion inducing drugs. Requires an ultrasound image of a pregnant woman's fetus to be provided: (1) to a pregnant woman for her to keep; and (2) at no cost or charge to the pregnant woman; in the event of fetal ultrasound imaging. Requires certain information concerning the reversal of specified abortion inducing drugs to be provided to a pregnant woman in certain instances. Requires a specified report to identify the: (1) facility; and (2) city or town; where required information concerning an abortion was provided. Requires specified individuals to include, or to ensure the inclusion of, a copy of a pregnant woman's ultrasound report in the applicable patient file. Prohibits an abortion clinic from receiving an annual license renewal if ultrasound reports are not included in a pregnant woman's patient file. Provides that the written parental consent for purposes of abortion laws concerning an unemancipated pregnant woman less than 18 years of age must be notarized. Prohibits the state department of health from renewing an abortion clinic's license if noncompliance discovered during an annual inspection is not remedied. Prohibits the use of telemedicine to provide any abortion, including the writing or filling of a prescription for any purpose that is intended to result in an abortion. Defines certain terms. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 218
 
HJR4RIGHTS OF AN UNBORN CHILD. (HOSTETTLER M) Provides that the rights set forth in the Indiana Constitution and the Indiana Code apply to an unborn child as soon as the unborn child's mother is aware that she is pregnant.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 
SB1CIVIL IMMUNITY RELATED TO COVID-19. (MESSMER M) Provides civil tort immunity for damages arising from COVID-19 on the premises owned or operated by a person, on any premises on which the person or an employee or agent of the person provided property or services to the individual, or during an activity managed, organized, or sponsored by the person, except for an act or omission that constitutes gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct (including fraud and intentionally tortious acts). Defines "COVID-19 protective product" and provides civil tort immunity for harm that results from the design, manufacture, labeling, sale, distribution, or donation of a COVID-19 protective product, except for an act or omission that constitutes gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct (including fraud and intentionally tortious acts). Prohibits class action suits.
 Current Status:   2/18/2021 - Public Law 1
 
SB3TELEHEALTH MATTERS. (CHARBONNEAU E) Prohibits the Medicaid program from specifying originating sites and distant sites for purposes of Medicaid reimbursement. Prohibits the use of telehealth to provide any abortion, including the writing or filling of a prescription for any purpose that is intended to result in an abortion. Changes the use of the term "telemedicine" to "telehealth". Specifies certain activities that are considered to be health care services for purposes of the telehealth laws. Expands the application of the telehealth statute to additional licensed practitioners instead of applying only to prescribers. Amends the definition of "prescriber" and "telehealth". Provides that a practitioner who directs an employee to perform a specified health service is held to the same standards of appropriate practice as those standards for health care services provided at an in-person setting. Requires that the telehealth medical records be created and maintained under the same standards of appropriate practice for medical records for patients in an in-person setting. Specifies that a patient waives confidentiality of medical information concerning individuals in the vicinity when the patient is using telehealth. Prohibits an employer from requiring a practitioner to provide a health care service through telehealth if the practitioner believes: (1) that health quality may be negatively impacted; or (2) the practitioner would be unable to provide the same standards of appropriate practice as those provided in an in-person setting. Provides that an applicable contract, employment agreement, or policy to provide telehealth services must explicitly provide that a practitioner may refuse at any time to provide health care services if in the practitioner's sole discretion the practitioner believes: (1) that health quality may be negatively impacted; or (2) the practitioner would be unable to provide the same standards of appropriate practice as those provided in an in-person setting. Amends requirements for a prescriber issuing a prescription to a patient via telehealth services. Requires that if a veterinarian is required to establish a veterinarian-client-patient relationship to perform a health care service, the veterinarian shall ensure that a veterinarian-client-patient relationship is established. Repeals the law concerning telepsychology. Prohibits certain insurance policies and individual and group contracts from mandating the use of certain technology applications in the provision of telehealth services.
 Current Status:   4/20/2021 - Public Law 85
 
SB4HEALTH CARE PROVIDER IMMUNITY. (CHARBONNEAU E) Adds: (1) admissions to health facilities or housing with services establishments; and (2) services provided by additional health care professionals; to the definition of "health care services" for purposes of immunity for providing services during a declared disaster emergency. Provides civil immunity for the provision of certain services by persons during an event that is declared a disaster emergency. Removes the immunity requirement that the health care service be provided by a person who has an Indiana license to provide the health care service and that the service is within the scope of practice of the license. Specifies instances that do not constitute gross negligence or willful misconduct for purposes of immunity. Specifies information that must be included in a cause of action. Specifies that health care immunity provisions during a disaster emergency do not modify specified statutes.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB5LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS; PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES. (GARTEN C) Provides that if a local order addresses an aspect of a declared emergency addressed by an executive order, the local order may be less stringent than the executive order to the extent permitted by the executive order. Provides that if a local order addresses an aspect of a declared emergency that is not addressed by an executive order or if a local order addresses an aspect of a declared emergency more stringently than an executive order, the local order may not take effect, or remain in effect, unless the local order is approved by the county legislative body (in the case of a county health department) or by an ordinance adopted by the city legislative body and approved by the mayor (in the case of a city health department). Provides that the appointment of a county health officer is subject to the approval of the county legislative body. Adds other good cause to the reasons for which a local health officer may be removed in counties other than Marion County. Specifies that a local health officer serves until a successor is appointed and qualified. Establishes an appeals process before legislative bodies of enforcement actions taken by local boards of health and local health officers in response to declared state and local public health emergencies.
 Current Status:   5/10/2021 - Public Law 219
 
SB7FORENSIC NURSES. (CRIDER M) Specifies requirements that a registered nurse must meet in order to practice as a forensic nurse. Requires biennial continuing education for a forensic nurse. Provides that a forensic nurse who is practicing as a forensic nurse on June 30, 2021, is not required to meet the biennial forensic nursing education requirements until June 30, 2023.
 Current Status:   4/22/2021 - Public Law 90
 
SB10STATEWIDE MATERNAL MORTALITY REVIEW COMMITTEE. (LEISING J) Includes reporting to the statewide maternal mortality review committee (committee) for the release of mental health records without the consent of the patient. Requires the committee to review cases of maternal mortality involving the death of a woman occurring during pregnancy, through one year after the pregnancy. Requires a health care provider and a health facility to report deaths during pregnancy, through one year after a pregnancy to the committee for review. Requires the committee to review all cases of maternal death. Specifies that a health care provider includes a mental health professional for purposes of the review of records by the committee. Requires the committee to: (1) determine whether an abortion was performed on the individual and whether the abortion contributed to the maternal mortality; (2) determine whether a miscarriage occurred and whether the miscarriage contributed to the maternal mortality; and (3) include the findings in the committee's annual report. Requires the statewide maternal mortality review coordinator to establish a process to report cases to the committee. Changes the expiration date of the statewide maternal mortality review committee to June 30, 2025.
 Current Status:   4/19/2021 - Public Law 65
 
SB20REGULATION OF MICRO MARKET FOOD SALES. (FORD J) Specifies that "micro market display" includes a hot beverage brewer. Specifies that a "vending machine" includes a self-service device that can be activated by the use of a software application on a smartphone. Provides that a micro market can sell hot beverages. Provides that an owner or operator of a micro market shall not be required to: (1) submit any documentation; or (2) be subject to any pre-plan review, inspection process, or approval process by the state department, corporation, or local health department before the installation of a micro market. Provides that an owner or operator of a micro market must notify the corporation or local health department where the micro market is located no later than 10 business days after the installation of the micro market. Provides that an owner or operator of a micro market shall not be subject to any fee associated with providing notice to a corporation or local health department.
 Current Status:   4/22/2021 - Public Law 91
 
SB32PROHIBITION OF CONVERSION THERAPY. (FORD J) Prohibits a mental health provider from engaging in conversion therapy with a patient less than 18 years of age, and subjects a mental health provider who violates the prohibition to disciplinary action.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB36PSYCHOLOGY INTERJURISDICTIONAL COMPACT. (BECKER V) Establishes the psychology interjurisdictional compact concerning interjurisdictional telepsychology and the temporary authorization to practice psychology in another compact state. Sets forth requirements of a compact state. Sets forth the duties of the psychology interjurisdictional compact commission.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.1)
 
SB45PROHIBITION ON FLAVORED E-LIQUIDS. (GROOMS R) Prohibits the sale of flavored e-liquid to a person of any age. Defines "flavored e-liquid" as e-liquid that contains a constituent ingredient that is added for the purpose of imparting a characterizing flavor. Provides that a manufacturer, distributor, or retailer may not manufacture, distribute, or market flavored e-liquid in Indiana. Authorizes the alcohol and tobacco commission to investigate and enforce penalties for certain violations involving flavored e-liquid.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB46LICENSURE OF ART THERAPISTS. (GROOMS R) Provides that art therapy services provided to an individual who receives mental health services or to an individual who receives services from a community mental health center are reimbursable under Medicaid. Provides for the licensure of professional art therapists and art therapist associates by the behavioral health and human services licensing board through the professional licensing agency. Establishes qualifications and requirements for a licensed art therapist and licensed art therapist associate.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB47CORONAVIRUS DISEASE IMMUNIZATIONS. (GROOMS R) Allows a: (1) pharmacist; and (2) pharmacy technician under direct supervision; to administer an immunization for coronavirus disease. (Current law allows a pharmacist intern and pharmacist student who meets certain requirements to administer immunizations that pharmacists are allowed to administer.) Provides that a registered nurse may provide for the direct supervision of the pharmacist intern or pharmacist student who administers an immunization. Immunizations and prescriptions. Requires the Indiana board of pharmacy to adopt emergency rules concerning the administration of the influenza and coronavirus disease immunizations by July 1, 2021. Prohibits a pharmacy benefit manager from requiring a pharmacy to obtain a signature from an individual for a prescription or immunization during a public health emergency.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.1)
 
SB48LOCAL HEALTH BOARD AND OFFICER LIMITATIONS. (TOMES J) Limits the time in which an order, mandate, or prohibition issued by a local health board or local health officer may be in effect unless approved by the relevant county executive or city executive. Limits the fines that may be assessed for a violation of the order, mandate, or prohibition. Establishes a cause of action for an individual to file a court action concerning certain enforcement actions taken by a local health officer or local health board.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB51MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT FOR SCHOOLS. (ZAY A) Allows the office of the secretary of family and social services to apply for a Medicaid state plan amendment to allow school corporations to seek Medicaid reimbursement for medically necessary, school based Medicaid covered services that are provided under federal or state mandates. Specifies possible services for Medicaid reimbursement. Adds physical therapy to the list of services a school psychologist may refer a student. Allows a school psychologist to make referrals to physical therapists for mandated school services.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.1)
 
SB59OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES. (BECKER V) Allows an occupational therapist to provide occupational therapy services to an individual during a period of not more than 42 calendar days beginning on the day on which the occupational therapist first provides occupational therapy services to the individual. Allows an occupational therapist to provide occupational therapy services to an individual after the 42 day period only if the occupational therapist obtains a referral from, or acts on the order of, a physician, podiatrist, advanced practice registered nurse, psychologist, chiropractor, optometrist, or physician's assistant. Allows an occupational therapist, without a referral or order from a health care provider, to provide: (1) ergonomic or home assessment services; (2) injury or illness prevention education and wellness services; (3) occupational therapy activities provided in an educational setting; or (4) occupational therapy activities that the medical licensing board of Indiana determines to be appropriate to be conducted in a community based environment.
 Current Status:   4/15/2021 - Public Law 45
 
SB60PROHIBITION ON RISK BASED MANAGED CARE PROGRAMS. (BECKER V) Extends the prohibition against the inclusion of certain Medicaid recipients in: (1) risk based managed care programs; or (2) capitated managed care programs; from June 30, 2021, to June 30, 2022.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB61WRITTEN ORDERS FOR HOME HEALTH SERVICES. (BECKER V) Adds advanced practice registered nurses, clinical nurse specialists, and physician assistants as providers who may make written orders for home health services for use by licensed home health agencies.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB62PRESCRIPTION DRUG REBATES AND PRICING. (BECKER V) Provides that the defined cost sharing for a prescription drug under a policy of accident and sickness insurance or a health maintenance organization contract must be calculated at the point of sale and based on a price that is reduced by an amount equal to at least 85% of all rebates received by the insurer or health maintenance organization in connection with the dispensing or administration of the prescription drug.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB63MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT FOR INMATES. (GLICK S) Permits, under certain circumstances, an offender committed to the department of correction to be held within a treatment facility operated by the department for not more than 14 days beyond the offender's mandatory release date if: (1) the offender consents; or (2) a court has ordered the offender to be committed to a treatment setting outside the department.
 Current Status:   4/1/2021 - Public Law 6
 
SB73OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS. (KRUSE D) Allows a prescriber to issue an initial prescription of an opioid for more than a seven day supply if the patient has chronic intractable pain.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB74WORKPLACE IMMUNIZATION PROHIBITION. (KRUSE D) Prohibits an employer from requiring, as a condition of employment, an employee or prospective employee to receive any immunization if the immunization is medically contraindicated for the employee or receiving the immunization is against the employee's religious beliefs or conscience. Allows for a civil action against an employer for a violation.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB78HOSPITAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS. (CRIDER M) Provides that a police officer of a hospital police department (department) has county wide territorial jurisdiction only while the hospital police officer is on duty and in the performance of or engaged in the officer's normal duties. Provides that the governing board of a hospital may limit the department's jurisdiction. Requires the department to notify certain entities if the governing board of the hospital has limited the department's jurisdiction. Provides public access to certain records created by the department. Provides certain conditions under which a department officer may take action regarding a crime in progress.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.1)
 
SB81TRAINING FOR INVESTIGATORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES. (CRIDER M) Requires certain training for sexual assault investigators. Mandates that the law enforcement training board set specialized standards for training and investigating sexual assault cases involving adult victims.
 Current Status:   4/1/2021 - Public Law 8
 
SB82MENTAL HEALTH DIAGNOSIS. (CRIDER M) Defines "mental health diagnosis" and sets forth requirements that must be met in order for certain licensed professionals to provide a mental health diagnosis. Requires certain mental health professionals who are making a mental health diagnosis and who determine that the patient may have a physical condition that requires medical attention or has not been examined by a physician, an advanced practice registered nurse, or a physician assistant in the preceding 12 months to: (1) advise the patient to schedule, and offer to assist the patient with scheduling, a physical examination for the patient; (2) provide the patient with a list of practitioners and certain information concerning the practitioners; and (3) coordinate patient care with the practitioner as appropriate. Requires documentation of the actions of the licensed professional in the patient's medical record.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 138
 
SB91HYPERBARIC OXYGEN TREATMENT PILOT PROGRAM. (TOMES J) Extends the expiration date of the hyperbaric oxygen treatment pilot program for veterans from June 30, 2021, to June 30, 2025. Provides that certain: (1) billing documentation; or (2) attendance documentation; may be used to authenticate the receipt of hyperbaric oxygen treatments for the purpose of payment approval by the department of veterans' affairs. Removes a provision that requires the state department of health to request proposals concerning hyperbaric oxygen treatment from certain geographic areas of Indiana. Specifies that a certain appropriation does not revert to the state general fund until July 1, 2025.
 Current Status:   4/8/2021 - Public Law 23
 
SB120SCHOOL CONCUSSION RECOVERY PROTOCOL. (LANANE T) Requires the department of education to develop and disseminate, before July 1, 2022, a protocol for allowing a student who has received a concussion or head injury to return to classroom work. Requires: (1) a public school, including a charter school; and (2) a state accredited nonpublic school; to comply with the protocol in determining the conditions under which a student who has received a concussion or head injury may return to classroom work.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB123AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY COMPACT. (KRUSE D) Enacts the audiology and speech-language pathology interstate compact. Establishes requirements regarding: (1) speech-language pathology assistants; and (2) the supervision of speech-language pathology support personnel. Requires the speech-language pathology and audiology board to adopt rules not later than June 30, 2022. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.1)
 
SB131DISCLOSURES RELATED TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. (WALKER K) Beginning January 1, 2022, requires a state employee health plan, a policy of accident and sickness insurance, and a health maintenance organization contract to provide to a covered individual the maximum allowable cost of a generic drug on the written materials provided at the point of sale. Provides that if an agreement between a health plan and a pharmacy benefit manager that is entered into or renewed after December 31, 2021, provides that less than 85% of the estimated rebates will be deducted from the cost of prescription drugs before a covered individual's cost sharing requirement is determined, the pharmacy benefit manager must provide the policyholder with a notice on an annual basis that includes: (1) an explanation of what a rebate is; (2) an explanation of how rebates accrue to the health plan from the manufacturer; and (3) the aggregate amount of rebates that accrued to the health plan for prescription drugs dispensed under the policyholder's health plan for the previous year.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.1)
 
SB135CIVIL STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS. (FREEMAN A) Removes the statute of limitations for civil causes of action concerning child sexual abuse, and provides that a person who alleges an injury resulting from child sexual abuse may file an action in an otherwise time barred case. Specifies that a patient of a health facility who is injured while on the premises of the health facility may bring an action not later than two years from the date the injury: (1) occurs; or (2) is discovered or reasonably should have been discovered. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB139ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLANS. (ZAY A) Permits the formation of association health plans that: (1) offer coverage to "working owners", including self-employed individuals; and (2) are offered by a "sponsoring association" that: (A) has at least one substantial business purpose other than providing health plans or other employee benefits to its employer members; and (B) is made up of employer members that share a common trade, industry, line of business, or profession or have a principal place of business within the state or in a metropolitan area encompassing part of the state.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB142AGE VERIFICATION FOR TOBACCO AND VAPING SALES. (BRAY R) Makes it a Class C infraction if a person or retail establishment sells or distributes tobacco, an e-liquid, or an electronic cigarette without performing age verification of the purchaser with scanning technology or an automated software system. Provides that a good faith effort to verify the age of a purchaser of e-liquids includes performing age verification with scanning technology or an automated software system.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB143PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS. (ZAY A) Allows a public employer and a self-funded health plan to use a reverse auction to procure the services of a pharmacy benefit manager. Requires an audit of prescription drug cost sharing for the state Medicaid program once every three state fiscal years. Requires a pharmacy benefit manager to: (1) perform its contractual duties in good faith and in observance of reasonable commercial standards of fair dealing; and (2) notify a health plan in writing if any activity, policy, or practice of the pharmacy benefit manager presents a conflict of interest. Adds requirements of pharmacy benefit managers when denying an appeal of the maximum allowable cost pricing of a prescription drug. Requires the department of insurance (department) to develop a process for complaints regarding pharmacy benefit managers. Requires a pharmacy benefit manager to provide the department with certain information within 20 business days after the date of a complaint. Prohibits a pharmacy benefit manager from requiring a pharmacy to obtain a signature from an individual for a prescription or immunization during a public health emergency. Requires the legislative services agency to conduct a study of market concentration in Indiana of: (1) the health insurance industry; (2) the hospital industry; (3) the professions of licensed health care practitioners; (4) the retail pharmaceutical industry; (5) the pharmacy benefit manager industry; and (6) the pharmacy services administrative organization industry, including its relationship to pharmaceutical wholesalers. Requires the legislative services agency to present the findings of the study not later than September 1, 2022.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.1)
 
SB169HOUSING WITH SERVICES ESTABLISHMENT DISCLOSURES. (FORD J) Requires housing with services establishments to make certain disclosures concerning Alzheimer's and dementia special care and file the disclosure with the division of aging. Requires the division of aging to publish the disclosures.
 Current Status:   4/15/2021 - Public Law 48
 
SB178CONTACT TRACING AND SYSTEM. (RANDOLPH L) Requires the state department of health (state department) to: (1) perform contact tracing; and (2) establish and maintain a contact tracing reporting system (system) in which specified covered businesses are required to transmit certain customer information to the system. Sets forth requirements for the software used for the system. Specifies that the information is confidential. Requires the state department to establish fees for covered business to cover the costs of maintaining the system. Requires covered businesses to report certain data. Establishes a Class B infraction for a covered business failing to report data or pay the assessed fees for the system.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB202HOSPITAL AND HEALTH FACILITY VISITATION. (ROGERS L) Allows a person admitted as a patient to a hospital or ambulatory outpatient surgical center (facility) to receive visitation by specified individuals during a declared emergency or public health emergency. Requires visitors to comply with applicable disease control or prevention guidelines issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when visiting a patient. Requires a facility to permit the visitation of a person admitted as a patient in a facility during specified compassionate care scenarios. Allows a facility to limit visitation in certain instances. Provides certain civil immunity for a facility, its employees, and contractors for an injury or harm caused by or resulting from: (1) the exposure of a contagious disease or other harmful agent that is specified during a disaster emergency; or (2) acts or omissions by visitors who are present in the facility; as a result of the implementation of the required protocols. Requires health facilities and residential care facilities (health facilities) to allow visitation of a resident in a compassionate care situation. Requires the state department of health to adopt standards and guidelines concerning the essential family caregiver program during a declared emergency or public health emergency and requires facilities to participate in the program. Allows for the designation of an essential family caregiver for a resident of a health facility and allows for visitation during restricted visitation at the health facility. Specifies requirements for an individual to be designated as an essential family caregiver and allows for the reconsideration and reporting of a denial of a request for designation. Allows the state department of health to adopt certain rules concerning the program. Provides certain civil immunity for a health facility, its employees, and contractors for an injury or harm caused by or resulting from: (1) the exposure of a contagious disease or other harmful agent that is specified during a disaster emergency; or (2) acts or omissions by visitors who are present in the health facility; as a result of the implementation of the required protocols.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 142
 
SB204HEALTH CARE ADVANCE DIRECTIVES. (ROGERS L) Allows an individual to make a health care advance directive that gives instructions or expresses preferences or desires concerning any aspect of the individual's health care or health information and to designate a health care representative to make health care decisions and receive health information for the individual. Consolidates definitions of "life prolonging procedures". Requires the state department of health to prepare a sample advance directive. Provides that the appointment of a representative or attorney in fact to consent to health care that was legally executed before January 1, 2023, is valid as executed. Adds definitions of "notarial officer", "observe", "present", and "telephonic interaction" to allow a mentally competent declarant to sign an advance directive by using technology to interact in real time with a notarial officer or with two attesting witnesses. Specifies certain prerequisites when witnessing specified directives through telephonic interaction. Provides for remote witnessing or signing of separate paper counterparts that are assembled later into a complete composite paper advance directive. Provides that the new health care directive provisions do not affect the consent provisions concerning abortion or a minor's medical or hospital care and treatment with respect to the minor's pregnancy, delivery, or postpartum care. Provides that an attending advanced practice registered nurse or physician assistant may perform the same functions and have the same responsibilities as an attending physician for purposes of an out of hospital do not resuscitate declaration. Adds cross references. Defines certain terms. Makes conforming changes. Makes technical changes.
 Current Status:   4/15/2021 - Public Law 50
 
SB206ATTORNEY AND NEXT OF KIN ACCESS TO PATIENTS. (DORIOT B) Requires hospitals, health facilities, and residential care facilities to develop and maintain protocols concerning the visitation of admitted patients by certain individuals. Specifies certain requirements for hospital, health facility, and residential care facility visitation protocols. Requires specified visitation policies to remain in effect during times in which normal visiting procedures are halted due to a declared emergency or epidemic. Provides civil immunity to hospitals, health facilities, residential care facilities, their respective employees, and their respective contractors for the good faith implementation of specified patient visitation protocols.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB224PROHIBITED SERVICES RELATING TO CARE OF MINORS. (KRUSE D) Prohibits specified health care professionals from: (1) performing certain medical procedures on a minor; or (2) subjecting a minor to certain activities; that purposely attempt to change, reinforce, or affirm a minor's perception of the minor's own sexual attraction or sexual behavior, or attempt to change, reinforce, or affirm a minor's gender identity when the identity is inconsistent with the minor's biological sex.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB228PRACTICE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE. (LEISING J) Changes the definition of "accredited veterinary technology program" to include a veterinary nursing program. Makes various changes to how a veterinarian-client-patient relationship is established. Provides that a veterinarian and a registered veterinary technician must complete a required number of hours of continuing education each renewal period. Provides that a veterinarian may extend the veterinarian-client-patient relationship to another veterinarian. Provides that a veterinarian shall reasonably assure confidentiality is maintained when a veterinarian initiates communication to a client under a veterinarian-client-patient relationship. Provides that the establishment of a veterinarian-client-patient relationship does not require a veterinarian to provide treatment to a patient.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB232EXPOSURE RISK DISEASES. (FORD J) Adds any variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), including coronavirus disease (COVID-19), to the list of diseases considered an exposure risk disease for purposes of emergency and public safety employee death and disability presumed in the line of duty. Provides, for any employee who is diagnosed after June 30, 2021, with a health condition caused by any variant of SARS, including COVID-19, that if the health condition results in disability or death and the employee wishes to have a presumption of disability or death incurred in the line of duty apply to the employee, the employee shall, by written affidavit executed before death, provide verification that the employee has not, outside the scope of the employee's current employment, been exposed to another individual known to have any variant of SARS, including COVID-19. Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 143
 
SB235SERVICE LOCATION ON HEALTH CARE FORMS. (CHARBONNEAU E) Requires a provider to include the service facility location in order to obtain Medicaid reimbursement from the office of the secretary of family and social services or a managed care organization. Specifies health care billing forms to be used in certain health care settings.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB240FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION. (BROWN L) Requires the office of women's health to perform certain actions relating to female genital mutilation. Provides that a child is a child in need of services if before the child becomes 18 years of age the child is a victim of female genital mutilation. Provides that a person who: (1) knowingly or intentionally performs the act of female genital mutilation on a child who is less than 18 years of age; (2) is a parent, guardian, or custodian of a child and consents to, permits, or facilitates the act of female genital mutilation to be performed on the child; or (3) knowingly transports or facilitates the transportation of a child for the purpose of having the act of female genital mutilation performed on the child; commits the offense of female genital mutilation, a Level 3 felony. Provides a defense to prosecution of female genital mutilation. Provides certain circumstances where a defense to prosecution of female genital mutilation does not apply. Defines "female genital mutilation". Provides that the license of a physician or a licensed health care professional shall be permanently revoked if the physician or licensed health care professional commits the offense of female genital mutilation. Provides that a person who has reason to believe that a child may be a victim of female genital mutilation has a duty to report the child abuse or neglect. Provides that an action for civil female genital mutilation must be commenced not later than 10 years after the eighteenth birthday of the child. Provides that a victim may seek certain remedies in an action against the defendant for civil female genital mutilation.
 Current Status:   4/16/2021 - Public Law 51
 
SB242PATIENT LIFT SERVICES. (ROGERS L) Provides that attendant care services include the use of lift equipment. Requires a personal services agency that provides lift services to have liability insurance. Provides that a client who receives attendant care services may decline assistance with any component of the attendant care services. Specifies that a client is not required to use lift equipment when lift services are provided. Requires a personal services agency that offers lift services to train each employee who provides those services. Specifies that lift services are subject to the same evaluation and training requirements as other attendant care service tasks.
 Current Status:   4/19/2021 - Public Law 77
 
SB246PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH ACCOMMODATION. (ALTING R) Requires an employer to provide reasonable employment accommodations for a pregnant employee. Requires the department of labor to investigate complaints and attempt to resolve complaints through the use of an administrative law judge. Allows for appeals.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB254LONG TERM CARE AND HEALTH RECORDS. (GROOMS R) Provides that, under the long term care insurance law, for an individual to qualify for an asset disregard equal to one dollar of assets retained for each one dollar of long term insurance benefits paid out, the increase required in the maximum benefits provided by the individual's long term care policy may not be greater than 3% per year, compounded annually. Eliminates a provision under which a request for health records is valid for only 60 days after the date of the request. Requires a provider to provide health records upon request not more than 30 calendar days after receiving the written request. Authorizes the state department of health to impose a civil penalty of not more than $5,000 per violation on a provider that violates the requirement to provide health records upon request in not more than 30 days.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB262PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS AND DRUG LISTS. (CHARBONNEAU E) Prohibits a pharmacy benefit manager from including a drug on a maximum allowable cost list if the drug meets certain conditions.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB287HEALTH CARE STRATEGY TASK FORCE. (QADDOURA F) Establishes the health care strategy task force. Sets forth membership and requires the task force to report to the general assembly by November 1, 2022.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB292PUBLICATION OF HEALTH FACILITY REPORTING. (BREAUX J) Requires the state department of health to compile case and death data related to COVID-19 reported by health facilities and residential care facilities in a specified manner and publish the information on the state department's Internet web site. Requires the state department to update the data at least every seven days. Provides that the reporting and publishing requirements expire April 1, 2022.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 147
 
SB295ORGAN DONATION. (BREAUX J) Prohibits an insurer that issues a policy of life insurance, disability insurance, or long term care insurance from taking certain actions with respect to the coverage of individuals who are living organ donors. Specifies that certain actions constitute an unfair and deceptive act and practice in the business of insurance when taken against a living organ donor by an insurer.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB296HEALTH MATTERS. (BREAUX J) Removes requirements of cost sharing in the healthy Indiana plan. Removes requirements concerning prescribing a drug to a patient receiving services through telemedicine when the individual has not been previously examined by the prescriber.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB297CHRONIC DISEASE SCREENING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM. (BREAUX J) Establishes the minority population chronic disease screening and education program to be administered by the office of minority health and the state department of health, in partnership with the Indiana Minority Health Coalition, Inc., to provide screening and education to minority populations concerning certain chronic diseases.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB298DOULA SERVICES. (BREAUX J) Requires a state employee health plan, a policy of accident and sickness insurance, and a health maintenance organization contract to provide coverage for services provided by a doula to a covered individual before, during, and after childbirth. Requires Medicaid reimbursement for doula services (current law allows for reimbursement). Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to establish a separate category within Medicaid for providers of doula services for reimbursement purposes. Requires the office of the secretary to establish and maintain a doula registry.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB300STATE DISASTER EMERGENCIES. (HOUCHIN E) Provides that the governor may not renew a disaster emergency more than once without authorization by the general assembly. Specifies that the general assembly may adopt a concurrent resolution to authorize the governor to extend a disaster emergency, and permits the general assembly to limit, restrict, or qualify the governor's power to issue certain orders. Provides that if the governor calls a special session to obtain authorization to extend a disaster emergency, the special session may only consider legislation directly concerned with the disaster emergency. Specifies that the violation of certain orders is not a criminal offense. Authorizes local health officers to close specific churches and schools under certain circumstances.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB305PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE COMPACT. (MESSMER M) Adopts the physical therapy licensure compact. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.1)
 
SB313PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE PROGRAM. (YODER S) Requires the department of workforce development to establish a paid family and medical leave program to provide payments for employees who take family and medical leave. Establishes the family and medical leave fund to be funded with appropriations from the general assembly and payroll contributions. Specifies requirements for administration of the paid family and medical leave program. Provides for the department of workforce development to approve an employer's use of a private plan to meet the paid family and medical leave program obligations.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB322OUT OF STATE CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS AND MEDICAID. (BOHACEK M) Specifies the reimbursement rate for inpatient and outpatient Medicaid services that are provided by an out of state children's hospital located in a state bordering Indiana.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB325HOSPITALS. (BUSCH J) Requires certain nonprofit hospitals to hold an annual public forum for the purposes of: (1) obtaining feedback from the community about the nonprofit hospital's performance in the previous year; (2) discussing the pricing of health services provided at the nonprofit hospital; and (3) discussing the contributions made by the nonprofit hospital to the community. Requires a nonprofit hospital, at least 14 days before the public forum, to post on the nonprofit hospital's Internet web site: (1) a notice stating the date, time, location, and purposes of the public forum; and (2) information relating to the subjects to be discussed at the public forum. Allows the public forum to be held, either all or in part, through an interactive real time audio and video meeting that is accessible to the community through the Internet. Changes the date that ambulatory outpatient surgical centers are required to begin posting certain pricing information from March 31, 2021, to December 31, 2021. Specifies that the pricing information posted is the standard charge rather than the weighted average negotiated charge and sets forth what is included in the standard charge. Specifies that if an ambulatory outpatient surgical center offers less than 30 additional services, the center is required to post all of the services the center provides. Requires a hospital to post pricing information in compliance with the federal Hospital Price Transparency Rule of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as in effect on January 1, 2021, if: (1) the federal Hospital Price Transparency Rule is repealed; or (2) federal enforcement of the federal Hospital Price Transparency Rule is stopped. Requires a health carrier to hold an annual public forum. Specifies information to be discussed at the health carrier public forum and information to be disclosed before the forum. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 151
 
SB331DISPOSAL OF UNUSED MEDICATIONS AND PRESCRIPTIONS. (GROOMS R) Requires the Indiana board of pharmacy to require specified entities to do the following when adopting rules concerning the return or disposal of unused controlled substances or prescription medication: (1) Provide patients with education concerning the dangers presented by unused or expired controlled substances or prescription medication. (2) Provide, on site, at least one consumer method of controlled substance or prescription medication disposal. Requires consumer methods of disposal to meet certain requirements.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB335RESTRICTIONS ON COPAYMENTS. (MELTON E) Requires a state employee health plan, a policy of accident and sickness insurance, and a health maintenance organization contract to provide coverage without cost sharing for auto-injectable epinephrine that is prescribed to individuals less than 18 years of age. Requires an insurer to cap the total amount an insured is required to pay for a 30 day supply of a prescription insulin drug at an amount not to exceed $50, regardless of the amount or type of insulin prescribed to the insured.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB365IMMUNITY FOR PHYSICIAN WELLNESS PROGRAMS. (CRIDER M) Defines "wellness program". Specifies that the proceedings and deliberations of a wellness program are confidential. Specifies certain exceptions. Provides that all minutes, records, reports, written expert opinions, written communications, and other comparable memoranda prepared or created by a wellness program are privileged. Specifies certain exceptions. Prohibits all wellness program personnel and participants from revealing or disclosing the substance of wellness program communications, records, and determinations to any person or entity outside of the wellness program. Specifies certain exceptions. Allows a court to order in writing the release of confidential or privileged information belonging to a wellness program after a hearing if the court makes specified findings. Provides that the exchange of confidential or privileged information or memoranda between wellness groups does not result in the waiver of applicable confidentiality and privilege provisions. Provides that confidentiality and privilege provisions applicable to certain records do not make the records inaccessible to people or entities that would otherwise be eligible to receive or access the records under existing state or federal law. Provides that the confidentiality and privilege provisions applicable to wellness groups do not abrogate, limit, or restrict any other privacy protection applicable to a patient or the patient's health or medical information. Specifies that certain individuals may not be named as a party in a civil suit in connection with certain actions taken with respect to a wellness program. Provides that a member, consultant, or participant who comprises or participates in a wellness program is not required to report a licensed physician to the medical licensing board for any act, omission, statement, discovery, or disclosure unless the licensed physician presents a threat to himself or herself, to his or her patients, or to the general public.
 Current Status:   4/22/2021 - Public Law 101
 
SB366PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS. (LEISING J) Allows advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants to issue written orders for home health services to a home health agency. Eliminates the requirements that a collaborative agreement between a collaborating physician and a physician assistant: (1) include all the tasks delegated to the physician assistant by the collaborating physician (instead requiring that the collaborative agreement include any limitations); and (2) specify the protocol to be followed by the physician assistant in prescribing a drug. Sets forth requirements of a collaborative agreement. Provides, as an exception to the requirement that a physician assistant may practice only subject to a collaboration agreement with a collaborating physician, that if a physician assistant practices in a licensed health care facility that has a credentialing process: (1) the physician assistant shall collaborate with and refer patients to appropriate members of the licensed health care facility's health care team; and (2) the responsibilities of the physician assistant and the degree of collaboration between the physician assistant and other members of the licensed health care facility's health care team shall be determined exclusively for purposes of the physician assistant's practice in the licensed health care facility by one or more persons in authority over the physician assistant. Provides that a physician assistant, without being delegated authority by a collaborating physician, may: (1) prescribe, dispense, administer, and procure drugs and medical devices; (2) plan and initiate a therapeutic regimen; and (3) prescribe and dispense schedule II-V substances and legend drugs. Allows a physician assistant to perform volunteer work regardless of the terms of or the existence of a collaboration agreement.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.1)
 
SB374STUDENT SUICIDE PREVENTION AND MENTAL HEALTH. (MELTON E) Requires the division of mental health and addiction of the family and social services administration (division) to: (1) seek to enter into memoranda of understanding with state agencies and health care providers to collect statistical data regarding the number of incidences of suicide or attempted suicide by minor children; and (2) use the data collected to report to the department of education the number of identified incidences of suicide or attempted suicide by minor children that occurred in each Indiana school corporation in the preceding 12 months. Requires the department of education to use information to provide targeted mental health and suicide prevention support to a school corporation in which an incidence of suicide or attempted suicide by a minor child has occurred in the preceding 12 months. Provides that the memorandum of understanding required under current law to be entered into between: (1) a school corporation or charter school; and (2) a community mental health center or a certified or licensed mental health provider; must require the community mental health center or mental health provider to provide to the school corporation or charter school a phone number to which a student can send a text message to obtain immediate mental health and suicide prevention support from the community mental health center or mental health provider (text hotline). Provides that the text hotline must be monitored continuously by one or more licensed or certified mental health providers at all times during which classroom instruction is conducted in the school corporation or charter school. Requires a school corporation or charter school to: (1) provide the text hotline number and information regarding the text hotline on the school's Internet web page; and (2) include the text hotline number on student identification cards, on any printed school material disseminated to students, and in any electronic mail message sent by a school employee to a student.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB378ELECTRONIC MONITORING IN NURSING HOMES. (ROGERS L) Allows the residents of: (1) health facilities; and (2) residential care facilities; to consent to the authorized electronic monitoring (monitoring) of their rooms. Allows specified individuals to consent to monitoring on behalf of health facility and residential care facility residents. Allows certain individuals to request conditions and restrictions when consenting to monitoring. Requires conditions and restrictions concerning monitoring to be memorialized in writing. Requires certain forms to be created and signed by specified parties when commencing or modifying monitoring. Allows certain individuals to refuse monitoring by withdrawing or withholding consent. Requires the withdrawal or withholding of consent to be memorialized in writing. Prohibits monitoring when certain parties refuse or decline consent. Requires a facility to make a reasonable effort to cohort residents in a manner that makes monitoring feasible. Specifies that a resident who occupies a private room for the purpose of making monitoring feasible must pay a private room rate. Requires a: (1) health facility; or (2) residential care facility; to provide specified individuals with complete copies of specified paperwork concerning monitoring upon request. Requires certain paperwork concerning monitoring to be made a permanent part of a resident's clinical report. Provides: (1) health facilities; and (2) residential care facilities; with immunity from civil liability when making a good faith effort to comply with laws, conditions, and restrictions pertaining to monitoring. Specifies that no other person or entity may be held liable for certain damages by reason of an agency relationship with a: (1) health facility; or (2) residential care facility; when the health facility or residential care facility is not liable for certain damages. Specifies an exception. Specifies permitted purposes for recordings created by an electronic monitoring device (device). Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally hampers, obstructs, tampers with, or destroys: (1) a device; or (2) a recording created by a device; commits a Class A misdemeanor. Specifies that the offense is a Level 6 felony if the person knowingly or intentionally conceals or attempts to conceal any hampering, obstruction, tampering with, or destruction of a device or recording. Specifies an exception. Requires the state department of health to create certain forms for the purpose of memorializing specified requirements concerning monitoring. Defines certain terms.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB399ABORTION. (BROWN L) Provides that the general assembly shall convene in an "initiated session" to consider legislation to restrict abortion if either of the following occur: (1) the Supreme Court of the United States overrules the central holding of Roe v. Wade, Doe v. Bolton, and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey and clearly establishes that a state may prohibit abortion; or (2) an amendment to the Constitution of the United States is adopted that in whole or part clearly establishes that a state may prohibit abortion. Provides that an initiated session may not continue for more than 20 calendar days. Requires the attorney general to make an announcement and notify the governor and members of the general assembly concerning the decision from the Supreme Court of the United States involving Roe v. Wade or the amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 
SB416HOSPITALS AND CERTIFICATES OF PUBLIC ADVANTAGE. (FORD J) Establishes a certificate of public advantage (certificate) pertaining to mergers between hospitals located in counties that meet certain requirements to be issued by the state department of health (state department). Provides that a hospital that has been issued a certificate may not be purchased by another hospital or system of hospitals unless the purchase has been approved by the Federal Trade Commission. Sets forth the procedure and standards for obtaining a certificate and maintaining the certificate. Requires the state department to establish fees for the application of a certificate and the monitoring of an entity holding a certificate in an amount reasonably sufficient to fully fund the costs of the review and supervision of the application. Provides that for the first five years that a hospital is operating under a certificate the hospital: (1) may not increase the charge for each individual service that the hospital offers by more than the increase in the Consumer Price Index for Medical Care; and (2) must invest the realized cost savings for the benefit of the community. Requires a hospital the has been issued a certificate to file an annual report. Allows the office of the attorney general to issue an investigative demand concerning the issuance or maintenance of a certificate. Provides for an appeal of a determination made by the state department concerning the issuance or maintenance of a certificate.
 Current Status:   4/22/2021 - Public Law 104
 
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