Prepared by: Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath
Report created on April 12, 2021
 
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:   4/6/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Koch
 All Bill Status:   4/6/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 349: yeas 41, nays 9
4/6/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/5/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Kruse
4/5/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/5/2021 - Amendment #1 (Brown L) prevailed; voice vote
4/5/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/1/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/31/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 7; Nays: 1;
3/31/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/24/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/17/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2021 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
2/23/2021 - First Reading
2/2/2021 - Referred to Senate
2/1/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Messmer, Brown L, Freeman
2/1/2021 - added as third sponsor Senator Freeman
2/1/2021 - added as second sponsor Senator Brown L
2/1/2021 - Senate sponsor: Senator Messmer
2/1/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 23: yeas 76, nays 21
2/1/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
1/28/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/28/2021 - Amendment #2 (DeLaney) failed; Roll Call 11: yeas 28, nays 65
1/28/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/26/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/25/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 9; Nays: 3;
1/25/2021 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2021 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/4/2021 - Referred to House Judiciary
1/4/2021 - First Reading
1/4/2021 - Coauthored by Representatives Young J, Jeter, Lehman
1/4/2021 - Authored By Jerry Torr
 State Bill Page:   HB1002
 
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:   4/12/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
 All Bill Status:   4/8/2021 - Amendment #3 (Charbonneau) prevailed; voice vote
4/8/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/8/2021 - Amendment #3 (Charbonneau) prevailed;
4/8/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/6/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/5/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/1/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/30/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/29/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/25/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/23/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0;
3/23/2021 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/18/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Yoder
3/18/2021 - Committee Report do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
3/17/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 12; Nays: 0;
3/17/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/11/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Ford J.D
3/3/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/2/2021 - added as third sponsor Senator Qaddoura
2/23/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
2/23/2021 - First Reading
2/17/2021 - Referred to Senate
2/16/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Charbonneau and Donato
2/16/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 135: yeas 95, nays 2
2/16/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/15/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/15/2021 - Amendment #1 (DeLaney) failed; Roll Call 120: yeas 28, nays 62
2/15/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/11/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/9/2021 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 24; Nays: 0;
2/9/2021 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/1/2021 - Referred to the Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127
2/1/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/1/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 13; Nays: 0
2/1/2021 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2021 - Referred to House Public Health
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Coauthored by Representatives Barrett, Schaibley, Shackleford
1/14/2021 - Authored By Ann Vermilion
 State Bill Page:   HB1007
 
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 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 All Bill Status:   4/8/2021 - Received by the Governor
3/31/2021 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
3/29/2021 - Signed by the Speaker
3/25/2021 - House Concurred in Senate Amendments ; Roll Call 304: yeas 87, nays 1
3/25/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
3/23/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
3/22/2021 - Motion to concur filed
3/16/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Buck
3/16/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 229: yeas 49, nays 0
3/16/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/15/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/15/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/11/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/10/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0;
3/10/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/8/2021 - added as third sponsor Senator Grooms
2/23/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
2/23/2021 - First Reading
2/9/2021 - Referred to Senate
2/8/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Charbonneau and Brown L
2/8/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 84: yeas 96, nays 2
2/8/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/4/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/2/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/2/2021 - added as coauthor Representative Lehman
2/2/2021 - added as coauthor Representative Davisson
2/1/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/1/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 13; Nays: 0;
2/1/2021 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/4/2021 - Referred to House Public Health
1/4/2021 - First Reading
1/4/2021 - Authored By Dennis Zent
 State Bill Page:   HB1079
 
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 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 All Bill Status:   4/8/2021 - Received by the Governor
3/31/2021 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
3/29/2021 - Signed by the Speaker
3/23/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 260: yeas 49, nays 0
3/23/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/22/2021 - added as second sponsor Senator Becker
3/22/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/22/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/18/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/17/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 9; Nays: 0;
3/17/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/8/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
3/8/2021 - First Reading
2/2/2021 - Senate sponsor: Senator Crider
2/2/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 45: yeas 91, nays 3
2/2/2021 - added as coauthor Representative Moseley
2/2/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/1/2021 - added as coauthors Representatives Bartels and Ledbetter C
2/1/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/1/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/28/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/28/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 13; Nays: 0;
1/28/2021 - House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/7/2021 - Referred to House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety
1/7/2021 - First Reading
1/7/2021 - Authored By Wendy McNamara
 State Bill Page:   HB1201
 
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:   3/25/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Ford J.D
 All Bill Status:   3/25/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
3/24/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 8; Nays: 0;
3/24/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/24/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
2/24/2021 - First Reading
2/18/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Brown L, Charbonneau, Yoder
2/18/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 194: yeas 94, nays 0
2/18/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/17/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/16/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/16/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/15/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/11/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/8/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/8/2021 - House Financial Institutions and Insurance, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2021 - Referred to Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Coauthored by Representatives Lehman, Davisson, Shackleford
1/14/2021 - Authored By Edward Clere
 State Bill Page:   HB1393
 
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. Defines "health carrier" for purposes of the law on health provider contracts. 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. 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:   4/8/2021 - Senate Advisors appointed Charbonneau and Breaux
 All Bill Status:   4/8/2021 - Senate Conferees appointed Brown L and Yoder
4/8/2021 - House Advisors appointed Heaton, Lauer and Campbell
4/8/2021 - House Conferees appointed Schaibley and Austin
4/6/2021 - House dissented from Senate Amendments
4/6/2021 - Motion to dissent filed
4/5/2021 - Returned to the House with amendments
4/1/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Randolph
4/1/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 307: yeas 48, nays 0
4/1/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/30/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
3/30/2021 - Amendment #3 (Brown L) prevailed; voice vote
3/30/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/29/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/25/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/23/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/22/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/18/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/16/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/15/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/11/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/10/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0;
3/10/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/1/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
3/1/2021 - First Reading
2/23/2021 - Referred to Senate
2/22/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 214: yeas 90, nays 0
2/22/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Brown L, Charbonneau, Zay
2/22/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/18/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/17/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/17/2021 - Amendment #7 (Austin) prevailed; voice vote
2/17/2021 - Amendment #1 (Schaibley) prevailed; voice vote
2/17/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/15/2021 - added as coauthors Representatives Lauer and Cook
2/15/2021 - added as coauthor Representative Heaton
2/15/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/11/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/11/2021 - House Financial Institutions and Insurance, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/8/2021 - House Financial Institutions and Insurance, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2021 - Reassigned to Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance
1/14/2021 - Referred to House Public Health
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Authored By Donna Schaibley
 State Bill Page:   HB1421
 
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:   4/12/2021 - House dissented from Senate Amendments
 All Bill Status:   4/12/2021 - Motion to dissent filed
4/8/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Randolph
4/8/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 368: yeas 47, nays 0
4/8/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/6/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
4/6/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/5/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/1/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/31/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 10; Nays: 0;
3/31/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/2/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
3/2/2021 - First Reading
2/18/2021 - Referred to Senate
2/17/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Zay and Charbonneau
2/17/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 153: yeas 95, nays 0
2/17/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/16/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/15/2021 - added as coauthor Representative Carbaugh
2/15/2021 - added as coauthor Representative Austin
2/15/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/15/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/11/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/11/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0;
2/11/2021 - House Financial Institutions and Insurance, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2021 - Referred to House Financial Institutions and Insurance
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Coauthored by Representative Schaibley
1/14/2021 - Authored By Ann Vermilion
 State Bill Page:   HB1447
 
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:   4/12/2021 - House Advisors appointed Barrett, Vermilion and Shackleford
 All Bill Status:   4/12/2021 - House Conferees appointed Baird and Fleming
4/12/2021 - Senate Advisors appointed Zay and Melton
4/12/2021 - Senate Conferees appointed Charbonneau and Breaux
4/8/2021 - House dissented from Senate Amendments
4/8/2021 - Motion to dissent filed
4/6/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Randolph
4/6/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 358: yeas 50, nays 0
4/6/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/5/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
4/5/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/1/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/31/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 10; Nays: 0;
3/31/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/24/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/2/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
3/2/2021 - First Reading
2/23/2021 - Referred to Senate
2/22/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Charbonneau and Zay
2/22/2021 - added as second sponsor Senator Zay
2/22/2021 - removed as second sponsor Senator Charbonneau
2/22/2021 - added as sponsor Senator Charbonneau
2/22/2021 - removed as sponsor Senator Zay
2/22/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Zay and Charbonneau
2/22/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 210: yeas 93, nays 0
2/22/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/18/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/17/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/17/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2021 - added as coauthor Representative Fleming
2/16/2021 - added as coauthors Representatives Barrett and Vermilion A
2/15/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/15/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0;
2/15/2021 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/8/2021 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2021 - Referred to House Public Health
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Authored By Beau Baird
 State Bill Page:   HB1454
 
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:   3/15/2021 - added as second sponsor Senator Crider
 All Bill Status:   3/11/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Ford J.D
2/23/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
2/23/2021 - First Reading
2/16/2021 - Referred to Senate
2/15/2021 - added as coauthor Representative Shackleford
2/15/2021 - Senate sponsor: Senator Charbonneau
2/15/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 124: yeas 91, nays 1
2/15/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/11/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/11/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/9/2021 - added as coauthor Representative Clere
2/8/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/8/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
2/8/2021 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2021 - Referred to House Public Health
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Authored By Steven Davisson
 State Bill Page:   HB1467
 
HB1468VARIOUS HEALTH MATTERS. (DAVISSON S) 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. 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. 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 advance practice registered nurses to make referrals to pharmacists. Adds any plan or program that provides payment, reimbursement, or indemnification for the cost of prescription drugs to the definition of a "health plan". 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: (1) the 9-8-8 crisis hotline (with an exception if the 9-8-8 crisis hotline is not in operation); and (2) a local, state, or national human trafficking hotline telephone number that provides support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
 Current Status:   4/12/2021 - House Advisors appointed Davisson, Barrett and Fleming
 All Bill Status:   4/12/2021 - House Conferees appointed Clere and Shackleford
4/12/2021 - Senate Advisors appointed Charbonneau, Breaux and Becker
4/12/2021 - Senate Conferees appointed Crider and Yoder
4/8/2021 - House dissented from Senate Amendments
4/8/2021 - Motion to dissent filed
4/6/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Randolph
4/6/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 359: yeas 50, nays 0
4/6/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/5/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Ford Jon
4/5/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/5/2021 - Amendment #1 (Ford Jon) prevailed; voice vote
4/5/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/1/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/31/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0;
3/31/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/2/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
3/2/2021 - First Reading
2/23/2021 - Referred to Senate
2/22/2021 - Cosponsor: Senator Grooms
2/22/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Crider, Charbonneau, Becker
2/22/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 209: yeas 95, nays 0
2/22/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/18/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/17/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/17/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2021 - added as coauthor Representative Clere
2/15/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/15/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0;
2/15/2021 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2021 - Referred to House Public Health
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Authored By Steven Davisson
 State Bill Page:   HB1468
 
HB1478BATTERY AGAINST EMERGENCY ROOM STAFF. (ENGLEMAN K) Amends the definition of "emergency medical services provider" for the offense of battery to include a staff member in the emergency department of a hospital.
 Current Status:   3/4/2021 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
 All Bill Status:   3/4/2021 - First Reading
2/18/2021 - Referred to Senate
2/17/2021 - Senate sponsor: Senator Donato
2/17/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 154: yeas 78, nays 17
2/17/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/16/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/15/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/15/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/11/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/10/2021 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 9; Nays: 2;
2/10/2021 - House Courts & Criminal Code, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2021 - Referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Coauthored by Representatives Clere, Vermilion, Porter
1/14/2021 - Authored By Karen Engleman
 State Bill Page:   HB1478
 
HB1479EARLY VOTING. (WESCO T) Provides that the county election board may adopt a resolution authorizing the circuit court clerk to use the office of the circuit court clerk or establish a satellite office to permit voters to cast absentee ballots for at least four hours on the third Saturday preceding election day.
 Current Status:   4/8/2021 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 All Bill Status:   4/5/2021 - House Concurred in Senate Amendments ; Roll Call 358: yeas 93, nays 0
4/5/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/1/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
3/31/2021 - Motion to concur filed
3/23/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 268: yeas 45, nays 4
3/23/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/22/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/22/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/18/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/15/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Qaddoura
3/15/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/15/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 8; Nays: 0;
3/15/2021 - Senate Elections, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2021 - Referred to Senate Elections
2/23/2021 - First Reading
2/9/2021 - Referred to Senate
2/8/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Ford Jon and Walker G
2/8/2021 - added as coauthors Representatives Pryor and Pfaff
2/8/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 92: yeas 93, nays 0
2/8/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/4/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/4/2021 - Amendment #2 (Pryor) failed; Roll Call 69: yeas 26, nays 64
2/4/2021 - Amendment #1 (Pryor) failed; Roll Call 68: yeas 29, nays 61
2/2/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/1/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/1/2021 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 12; Nays: 0;
2/1/2021 - House Elections and Apportionment, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2021 - Referred to House Elections and Apportionment
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Coauthored by Representative Payne
1/14/2021 - Authored By Timothy Wesco
 State Bill Page:   HB1479
 
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:   4/13/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
 All Bill Status:   4/12/2021 - Motion to concur filed
4/6/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Randolph
4/6/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 360: yeas 49, nays 0
4/6/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/5/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
4/5/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/1/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/31/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 10; Nays: 0;
3/31/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/4/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
3/4/2021 - First Reading
2/18/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Charbonneau and Raatz
2/18/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 187: yeas 85, nays 0
2/18/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/17/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/16/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/16/2021 - Amendment #2 (Barrett) prevailed; voice vote
2/16/2021 - Amendment #1 (Barrett) prevailed; voice vote
2/16/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/15/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/11/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/8/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/8/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
2/8/2021 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2021 - Referred to House Public Health
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Authored By Brad Barrett
 State Bill Page:   HB1497
 
HB1515EXPOSURE RISK DISEASES. (JUDY C) 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.
 Current Status:   3/4/2021 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
 All Bill Status:   3/4/2021 - First Reading
2/23/2021 - Referred to Senate
2/22/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Ford Jon, Baldwin, Tallian
2/22/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 208: yeas 95, nays 0
2/22/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/18/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/18/2021 - Amendment #1 () prevailed; voice vote
2/18/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/17/2021 - added as coauthor Representative Frye
2/16/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/16/2021 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 12; Nays: 0;
2/16/2021 - House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2021 - Referred to House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Coauthored by Representatives Morris and Lauer
1/14/2021 - Authored By Chris Judy
 State Bill Page:   HB1515
 
HB1516LICENSURE OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS. (JUDY C) Establishes the behavior analyst committee (committee) with oversight by the medical licensing board of Indiana (board). Requires the committee to recommend proposed rules to the board concerning the practice of behavior analysis and continuing education requirements for behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts. Requires the board to establish fees upon consideration of recommendations from the committee. Provides for the licensing of behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts. Requires a licensed behavior analyst or licensed assistant behavior analyst to comply with a professional code published by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor for an unlicensed individual to profess to be a licensed behavior analyst or licensed assistant behavior analyst, but provides that certain types of individuals may use applied behavior analysis techniques without being licensed.
 Current Status:   4/8/2021 - House Concurred in Senate Amendments ; Roll Call 394: yeas 80, nays 6
 All Bill Status:   4/8/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/6/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/6/2021 - Motion to concur filed
3/30/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Randolph
3/30/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 297: yeas 46, nays 4
3/30/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/29/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/29/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/25/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/24/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0;
3/24/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/18/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Qaddoura
3/17/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/4/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
3/4/2021 - First Reading
2/18/2021 - Cosponsor: Senator Zay
2/18/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Charbonneau, Brown L, Busch
2/18/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 186: yeas 69, nays 9
2/18/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/17/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/16/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/16/2021 - Amendment #2 (Clere) prevailed; voice vote
2/16/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/15/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/11/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/9/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/9/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
2/9/2021 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/2/2021 - Reassigned to Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/14/2021 - Referred to House Public Health
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Coauthored by Representatives VanNatter, Morris, Lindauer
1/14/2021 - Authored By Chris Judy
 State Bill Page:   HB1516
 
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:   4/13/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
 All Bill Status:   4/12/2021 - Motion to concur filed
4/6/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Raatz
4/6/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Kruse
4/6/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Buck
4/6/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 363: yeas 36, nays 14
4/6/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/5/2021 - Amendment #5 (Breaux) failed; Roll Call 333: yeas 9, nays 39
4/5/2021 - Amendment #4 (Breaux) failed; Roll Call 332: yeas 11, nays 37
4/5/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Tomes
4/5/2021 - Amendment #6 (Breaux) failed; Roll Call 334: yeas 11, nays 37
4/5/2021 - Amendment #3 (Yoder) failed; Roll Call 331: yeas 10, nays 37
4/5/2021 - Amendment #2 (Yoder) failed; Roll Call 330: yeas 12, nays 35
4/5/2021 - Amendment #1 (Yoder) failed; Roll Call 329: yeas 12, nays 35
4/5/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
4/5/2021 - Amendment #6 (Breaux) failed;
4/5/2021 - Amendment #5 (Breaux) failed;
4/5/2021 - Amendment #4 (Breaux) failed;
4/5/2021 - Amendment #3 (Yoder) failed;
4/5/2021 - Amendment #2 (Yoder) failed;
4/5/2021 - Amendment #1 (Yoder) failed;
4/5/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/1/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/31/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 7; Nays: 4;
3/31/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/11/2021 - added as cosponsor Senator Gaskill
3/8/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
3/8/2021 - First Reading
2/23/2021 - Referred to Senate
2/22/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 213: yeas 67, nays 29
2/22/2021 - Senate sponsors: Senators Brown L, Houchin, Rogers
2/22/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/18/2021 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/17/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/17/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/15/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/15/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 9; Nays: 3;
2/15/2021 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2021 - Referred to House Public Health
1/14/2021 - First Reading
1/14/2021 - Coauthored by Representatives King and Davis
1/14/2021 - Authored By Peggy Mayfield
 State Bill Page:   HB1577
 
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:   4/5/2021 - removed as coauthor Senator Yoder
 All Bill Status:   4/5/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Koch
4/5/2021 - Senate Concurred in House Amendments ; Roll Call 340: yeas 44, nays 3
4/5/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/1/2021 - Motion to concur filed
3/30/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 324: yeas 91, nays 1
3/30/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/29/2021 - added as cosponsor Representative Olthoff
3/29/2021 - Amendment #6 (Austin) ruled out of order
3/29/2021 - Amendment #1 (Jacob) ruled out of order
3/29/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
3/29/2021 - Amendment #4 (Mayfield) prevailed; voice vote
3/29/2021 - Amendment #6 (Austin) ruled out of order voice vote
3/29/2021 - Amendment #1 (Jacob) ruled out of order voice vote
3/29/2021 - Amendment #10 (Barrett) prevailed; voice vote
3/29/2021 - Amendment #12 (Lindauer) prevailed; voice vote
3/29/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/25/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/23/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/22/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/18/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/17/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0;
3/17/2021 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2021 - Referred to House Public Health
2/23/2021 - First Reading
2/2/2021 - Cosponsors: Representatives Barrett and Shackleford
2/2/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Lindauer
2/2/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 36: yeas 47, nays 0
2/2/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/1/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/1/2021 - Amendment #2 (Charbonneau) prevailed; voice vote
2/1/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/28/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/27/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/27/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/25/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Zay
1/25/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Ford Jon
1/25/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Bassler
1/14/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Yoder S
1/14/2021 - added as third author Senator Crider
1/14/2021 - added as second author Senator Doriot
1/13/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/7/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/7/2021 - First Reading
1/7/2021 - Authored By Ed Charbonneau
 State Bill Page:   SB3
 
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:   4/5/2021 - Senate Concurred in House Amendments ; Roll Call 341: yeas 47, nays 0
 All Bill Status:   4/5/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/1/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Randolph
4/1/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
3/30/2021 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
3/29/2021 - Motion to concur filed
3/16/2021 - added as cosponsors Representatives Ledbetter C, King J, Bauer M
3/16/2021 - removed as cosponsor Representative Vermilion A
3/16/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 263: yeas 93, nays 3
3/16/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/15/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/15/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/11/2021 - added as cosponsor Representative Vermilion A
3/11/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/10/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0;
3/10/2021 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2021 - Referred to House Public Health
2/23/2021 - First Reading
2/9/2021 - added as coauthors Senators Becker, Breaux, Melton
2/9/2021 - added as second author Senator Charbonneau
2/9/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Olthoff
2/9/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 77: yeas 47, nays 0
2/9/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/8/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/8/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/4/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/3/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0;
2/3/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/7/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/7/2021 - First Reading
1/7/2021 - Authored By Michael Crider
 State Bill Page:   SB7
 
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:   3/25/2021 - Referred to the Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127
 All Bill Status:   3/25/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/24/2021 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 11; Nays: 0;
3/24/2021 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2021 - Referred to House Public Health
2/23/2021 - First Reading
2/2/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Randolph
2/2/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Buck
2/2/2021 - added as third author Senator Melton
2/2/2021 - added as second author Senator Leising
2/2/2021 - Cosponsors: Representatives Ziemke, Vermilion A, Shackleford
2/2/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Clere
2/2/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 39: yeas 46, nays 1
2/2/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/1/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/1/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/28/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/27/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/27/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/4/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/4/2021 - First Reading
1/4/2021 - Authored By Vaneta Becker
 State Bill Page:   SB36
 
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:   3/22/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   3/18/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/16/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/15/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/11/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/10/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0;
3/10/2021 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2021 - Referred to House Public Health
2/23/2021 - First Reading
1/26/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Buck
1/26/2021 - Cosponsors: Representatives Ziemke, Fleming, Clere
1/26/2021 - Cosponsors: Representatives Ziemke and Fleming
1/26/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Davisson
1/26/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 16: yeas 49, nays 0
1/26/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
1/25/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Busch
1/25/2021 - added as third author Senator Leising
1/25/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/25/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/14/2021 - added as second author Senator Charbonneau
1/14/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/13/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
1/13/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/11/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Walker K
1/4/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/4/2021 - First Reading
1/4/2021 - Authored By Ronald Grooms
 State Bill Page:   SB47
 
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:   3/10/2021 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   3/1/2021 - Referred to House Ways and Means
3/1/2021 - First Reading
2/16/2021 - Cosponsor: Representative Vermilion A
2/16/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Karickhoff
2/16/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 119: yeas 46, nays 0
2/16/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/15/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/15/2021 - Amendment #1 () failed; voice vote
2/15/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/11/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/10/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0;
2/10/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/3/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/7/2021 - added as second author Senator Rogers
1/4/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/4/2021 - First Reading
1/4/2021 - Authored By Andy Zay
 State Bill Page:   SB51
 
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:   4/8/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Randolph
 All Bill Status:   3/30/2021 - Returned to the Senate without amendments
3/29/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 311: yeas 91, nays 0
3/29/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/25/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/23/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/23/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/22/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/18/2021 - added as cosponsor Representative Clere
3/18/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/17/2021 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 10; Nays: 0;
3/17/2021 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/1/2021 - Referred to House Public Health
3/1/2021 - First Reading
2/2/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Tomes
2/2/2021 - Cosponsors: Representatives Ziemke and Shackleford
2/2/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Vermilion
2/2/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 40: yeas 47, nays 0
2/2/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/1/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/1/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/28/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/27/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/27/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/4/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/4/2021 - First Reading
1/4/2021 - Authored By Vaneta Becker
 State Bill Page:   SB59
 
SB80CODE PUBLICATION BILL. (YOUNG M) Makes Indiana Code publication amendments. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the code revision commission.)
 Current Status:   4/6/2021 - Senate Advisors appointed Koch and Randolph Lonnie M
 All Bill Status:   4/6/2021 - Senate Conferees appointed Young M and Taylor G
4/5/2021 - House Advisors appointed Leonard, O'Brien and Boy
4/5/2021 - House Conferees appointed Torr and Hatfield
4/1/2021 - Senate dissented from House Amendments
4/1/2021 - Motion to dissent filed
3/9/2021 - Returned to the Senate with amendments
3/9/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 251: yeas 93, nays 0
3/9/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/8/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/8/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/4/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/3/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 9; Nays: 0;
3/3/2021 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2021 - Referred to House Judiciary
2/23/2021 - First Reading
1/26/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Randolph
1/26/2021 - added as third author Senator Koch
1/26/2021 - added as second author Senator Taylor G
1/26/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Torr
1/26/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 18: yeas 49, nays 0
1/26/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
1/25/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/25/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/14/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/13/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
1/13/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/4/2021 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/4/2021 - First Reading
1/4/2021 - Authored By Michael Young
 State Bill Page:   SB80
 
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 has not been examined by a physician, an advanced practice registered nurse, or a physician assistant in the preceding 12 months to schedule an examination for the patient. Requires notation of the patient's scheduled appointment in the patient's medical record.
 Current Status:   3/23/2021 - added as cosponsor Representative Andrade M
 All Bill Status:   3/23/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 288: yeas 94, nays 0
3/23/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/22/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/22/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/18/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/17/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0;
3/17/2021 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/1/2021 - Referred to House Public Health
3/1/2021 - First Reading
2/9/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Ford Jon
2/9/2021 - Cosponsor: Representative Ziemke
2/9/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Cook
2/9/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 82: yeas 47, nays 0
2/9/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/8/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/8/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/4/2021 - added as coauthors Senators Breaux, Yoder, Grooms
2/4/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Becker
2/4/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/3/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0;
2/3/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/28/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Ford J.D
1/25/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Doriot
1/25/2021 - added as second author Senator Charbonneau
1/5/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/5/2021 - First Reading
1/5/2021 - Authored By Michael Crider
 State Bill Page:   SB82
 
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:   4/6/2021 - added as cosponsor Representative Campbell
 All Bill Status:   4/1/2021 - Referred to House Ways and Means
4/1/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
4/1/2021 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 11; Nays: 0;
4/1/2021 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/1/2021 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
3/1/2021 - First Reading
2/4/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Randolph
2/2/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Behning
2/2/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 42: yeas 46, nays 1
2/2/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/1/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/1/2021 - Amendment #1 (Kruse) prevailed; voice vote
2/1/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/28/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/27/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
1/27/2021 - Senate Education and Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/25/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Zay
1/14/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Rogers
1/13/2021 - Senate Education and Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/11/2021 - added as second author Senator Raatz
1/5/2021 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
1/5/2021 - First Reading
1/5/2021 - Authored By Dennis Kruse
 State Bill Page:   SB123
 
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:   3/4/2021 - Referred to House Financial Institutions and Insurance
 All Bill Status:   3/4/2021 - First Reading
2/23/2021 - Referred to House
2/22/2021 - Cosponsors: Representatives Davisson and Pressel
2/22/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Vermilion
2/22/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 150: yeas 32, nays 17
2/22/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/18/2021 - added as coauthors Senators Charbonneau and Becker
2/18/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/18/2021 - Amendment #5 (Bohacek) prevailed; voice vote
2/18/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/15/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/11/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/9/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/8/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/4/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Randolph
2/4/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Grooms
2/4/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Doriot
2/4/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/3/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 5; Nays: 3;
2/3/2021 - Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/1/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Baldwin
1/28/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Freeman
1/27/2021 - Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2021 - added as third author Senator Walker K
1/12/2021 - added as second author Senator Alting
1/12/2021 - added as author Senator Bohacek
1/12/2021 - removed as author Senator Walker K
1/12/2021 - removed as second author Senator Bohacek
1/5/2021 - Referred to Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions
1/5/2021 - First Reading
1/5/2021 - Authored By Kyle Walker
 State Bill Page:   SB131
 
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:   3/30/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 329: yeas 92, nays 0
 All Bill Status:   3/30/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/29/2021 - Amendment #1 (Nisly) ruled out of order
3/29/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/29/2021 - Amendment #1 (Nisly) ruled out of order voice vote
3/29/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/25/2021 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/24/2021 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 10; Nays: 0;
3/24/2021 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/1/2021 - Referred to House Public Health
3/1/2021 - First Reading
2/16/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Raatz
2/16/2021 - Cosponsors: Representatives Barrett and Hatfield
2/16/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Young J
2/16/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 125: yeas 46, nays 0
2/16/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/15/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Young M
2/15/2021 - added as coauthor Senator Lanane
2/15/2021 - Reread second time: amended, ordered engrossed
2/15/2021 - Amendment #6 (Rogers) prevailed; voice vote
2/15/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/11/2021 - Placed back on second reading
2/11/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/11/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/9/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/8/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/4/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/3/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 8; Nays: 0;
2/3/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/27/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2021 - added as third author Senator Brown L
1/14/2021 - added as second author Senator Koch
1/11/2021 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/11/2021 - First Reading
1/11/2021 - Authored By Linda Rogers
 State Bill Page:   SB204
 
SB325HOSPITALS. (BUSCH J) 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. Requires a hospital to provide: (1) a medical screening examination; and (2) any needed stabilizing treatment; to an infant who is born alive or a woman who is in premature labor. Requires the hospital to provide certain information to the parents of a born alive infant and a woman in premature labor. Provides that a hospital that violates the requirements is subject to certain penalties. Provides that certain health care providers are subject to the standards of practices for the provider's licensed or certified profession. Prohibits a hospital from permitting the administration of a specialty drug on its premises unless certain requirements regarding the dispensation and transportation of the specialty drug are met. Provides that a health plan and a hospital may not enter into an agreement regarding the dispensation and reimbursement for specialty drugs unless certain requirements are met. 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. Requires an ambulatory outpatient surgical center and urgent care facility to post certain pricing information on the center's Internet web site by December 31, 2021. Removes hospitals from certain state statutory health care services price disclosure posting requirements. 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. Provides that if the federal Hospital Price Transparency Rule (federal rule) is repealed or stopped, a hospital shall continue to post pricing information in compliance with the federal rule as the federal rule was in effect on January 1, 2021. Requires a pharmacy to report to the state insurance commissioner, on a quarterly basis, the total amount of rebates received by the pharmacy during the previous quarter. Requires a prescription drug manufacturer to make certain reports to the state insurance commissioner regarding federally approved prescription drugs sold in or into the state by the manufacturer. 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:   4/13/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
 All Bill Status:   4/12/2021 - Amendment #4 (Hatfield) failed; Roll Call 415: yeas 32, nays 59
4/12/2021 - Amendment #3 (Hatfield) failed; Roll Call 413: yeas 32, nays 60
4/12/2021 - Amendment #1 (Austin) failed; Roll Call 411: yeas 32, nays 63
4/12/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/12/2021 - Amendment #4 (Hatfield) failed;
4/12/2021 - Amendment #15 (Nisly) ruled out of order
4/12/2021 - Amendment #12 (Nisly) ruled out of order
4/12/2021 - Amendment #15 (Nisly) ruled out of order voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #3 (Hatfield) failed;
4/12/2021 - Amendment #12 (Nisly) ruled out of order voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #1 (Austin) failed;
4/12/2021 - Amendment #2 (Austin) prevailed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #5 (Austin) prevailed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #7 (Judy) motion withdrawn
4/12/2021 - Amendment #13 (Nisly) ruled out of order
4/12/2021 - Amendment #13 (Nisly) ruled out of order voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #8 (Clere) prevailed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #10 (Barrett) prevailed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Amendment #9 (Barrett) ruled out of order
4/12/2021 - Amendment #11 (Manning) prevailed; voice vote
4/12/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
4/8/2021 - added as cosponsor Representative Prescott
4/8/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
4/7/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0;
4/7/2021 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/31/2021 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/4/2021 - Referred to House Public Health
3/4/2021 - First Reading
2/24/2021 - Referred to House
2/23/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Manning
2/23/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 190: yeas 47, nays 0
2/23/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/22/2021 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/22/2021 - Amendment #1 (Busch) prevailed; voice vote
2/22/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/18/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/17/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 10; Nays: 0;
2/17/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/10/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/11/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/11/2021 - First Reading
1/11/2021 - Authored By Justin Busch
 State Bill Page:   SB325
 
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:   4/13/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
 All Bill Status:   4/12/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
4/12/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
4/8/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
4/7/2021 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 1;
4/7/2021 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/31/2021 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/29/2021 - added as cosponsor Representative Heaton
3/24/2021 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/4/2021 - Referred to House Public Health
3/4/2021 - First Reading
2/24/2021 - Referred to House
2/23/2021 - Cosponsor: Representative Baird
2/23/2021 - House sponsor: Representative Morrison
2/23/2021 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 205: yeas 47, nays 0
2/23/2021 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/22/2021 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/22/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/18/2021 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/17/2021 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0;
2/17/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/10/2021 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/28/2021 - added as second author Senator Charbonneau
1/25/2021 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/25/2021 - First Reading
1/25/2021 - Authored By Jon Ford
 State Bill Page:   SB416
 
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