MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF INDIANA 
Legislative Report
Prepared by: Stephen McCaffrey
E-mail: smccaffrey@mhai.net
Report created on June 28, 2022
 
HB1001ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY; COVID-19 IMMUNIZATIONS. (LEHMAN M) Allows the secretary of family and social services (secretary) to issue a waiver of human services statutory provisions and administrative rules if the secretary determines that the waiver is necessary to claim certain enhanced federal matching funds available to the Medicaid program. Allows the secretary to issue an emergency declaration for purposes of participating in specified authorized federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotments. Requires the secretary to prepare and submit any waivers or emergency declarations to the budget committee. Allows the state health commissioner of the state department of health or the commissioner's designated public health authority to issue standing orders, prescriptions, or protocols to administer or dispense certain immunizations for individuals who are at least five years old (current law limits the age for the commissioner's issuance of standing orders, prescriptions, and protocols for individuals who are at least 11 years old). Defines "Indiana governmental entity" and specifies that an Indiana governmental entity (current law refers to a state or local unit) may not issue or require an immunization passport. Provides that an individual is not disqualified from unemployment benefits if the individual has complied with the requirements for seeking an exemption from an employer's COVID-19 immunization requirements and was discharged from employment for failing or refusing to receive an immunization against COVID-19. Provides that an employer may not impose a requirement that employees receive an immunization against COVID-19 unless the employer provides individual exemptions that allow an employee to opt out of the requirement on the basis of medical reasons, religious reasons, or immunity from COVID-19 acquired from a prior infection with COVID-19.
 Current Status:   3/3/2022 - Public Law 1
 
HB1002VARIOUS TAX MATTERS. (BROWN T) Specifies that the amount of excess combined reserves that may be transferred to the pre-1996 account in 2022 may not exceed $2,500,000,000. Reduces the individual adjusted gross income tax rate from 3.23% in 2022 to 3.15% in 2023 and 2024. Phases down the individual adjusted gross income tax rate after 2024 depending on certain conditions being met. Allows a taxpayer to elect a special property tax valuation method for mini-mill equipment. (Current law allows the method to be used only for certain integrated steel mill and oil refinery/petrochemical equipment.) Repeals the utility receipts and utility services use taxes. Requires a utility that is subject to the jurisdiction of the Indiana utility regulatory commission (IURC) for the approval of rates and charges to file a rate adjustment with the IURC that adjusts the utility's rates and charges to reflect the repeal of the utility receipts tax. Requires a utility that is subject to the utility receipts tax and not under the jurisdiction of the IURC to adjust the utility's rates and charges to reflect the repeal of the utility receipts tax. Requires each utility to provide notice to the utility's customers that the adjustment in rates and charges reflects the repeal of the utility receipts tax. Specifies taxpayer procedure for the repeal of the utility receipts and utility services use tax. Provides that the office of the secretary of family and social services may not enter into a final contract that would implement a risk based managed care program or capitated program for the specified Medicaid population before January 31, 2023. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   3/15/2022 - Public Law 138
 
HB1003NURSING PROGRAMS AND LICENSING MATTERS. (MANNING E) Establishes certain requirements for the temporary licensure of retired or inactive emergency medical services personnel, retired or inactive health care professionals, out-of-state health care professionals, or recently graduated students who have applied for certain licenses. Allows a health care provider or an officer, agent, or employee of a health care provider who has a temporary license to qualify for coverage under the Medical Malpractice Act. Provides that the state board of nursing (board) shall issue by endorsement a license to practice as a registered nurse or practical nurse to an applicant who is a graduate of a foreign nursing school and provides certain documentation. Allows: (1) an eligible associate degree or bachelor's degree registered nursing program to increase enrollment at any rate deemed appropriate by the program; and (2) a nursing program that is not an eligible program but meets specified requirements to increase enrollment by not more than 100%. Allows a nursing program to substitute a certain number of simulation hours for clinical hours in certain circumstances. Establishes requirements for clinical preceptors. Provides that a majority of the faculty is not required to be full-time employees of a state educational institution that operates a nursing program that predominantly issues associate degrees.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 69
 
HB1004DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION. (FRYE R) Amends and updates certain terms involving direct placement in a community corrections program. Updates the definition of "community corrections program". Specifies that a court may suspend any portion of a sentence and order a person to be placed in a community corrections program for the part of the sentence which must be executed. Provides that a person placed on a level of supervision as part of a community corrections program: (1) is entitled to earned good time credit; (2) may not earn educational credit; and (3) may be deprived of earned good time credit. Provides that when a person completes a placement program, the court may place the person on probation. Provides that a court may commit a person convicted of a Level 6 felony for an offense committed after June 30, 2022, to the department of correction (department), and that, consistent with current law, a court may commit a person convicted of a Level 6 felony for an offense committed before July 1, 2022, to the department only if certain circumstances exist. Establishes certain conditions of parole for a person on lifetime parole and makes the violation of parole conditions and commission of specified other acts by a person on lifetime parole a Level 6 felony, with an enhancement to a Level 5 felony for a second or subsequent offense. Provides that, for purposes of calculating accrued time and good time credit, a calendar day includes a partial calendar day. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   3/8/2022 - Public Law 45
 
HB1093EDUCATION MATTERS. (BEHNING R) Amends the membership and duties of the early learning advisory committee. Makes changes to the definition of "school resource officer". Provides that, after June 30, 2023, if a school corporation or charter school enters into a contract for a school resource officer, certain school corporations or charter schools must enter into a memorandum of understanding with the law enforcement agency that employs or appointed the law enforcement officer who will perform the duties of a school resource officer. Provides that certain parties are prohibited from incentivizing the enrollment, reenrollment, or continued attendance of a student or prospective student by offering or giving an item that has monetary value. Requires the Indiana charter school board (board) to appoint an executive director to carry out the duties and daily operations of the board. Establishes the executive director's duties. Provides that the board shall establish certain processes. Establishes the Indiana charter school board fund and provides that money in the fund is appropriated continuously for purposes of the board. Provides that the department of education (department) may grant an accomplished practitioner's license under certain conditions. Establishes: (1) a definition for "virtual student instructional day"; and (2) requirements for virtual student instructional days. Provides that a public school may conduct not more than three virtual student instructional days that do not meet the established requirements. Provides that a public school that does not comply with these provisions may not count a student instructional day toward the 180 day student instructional day requirement. Allows the department to waive these requirements. Provides that the instructional days tuition support distribution formula take into account only certain schools and grades within a school corporation if fewer than all the schools fail to conduct the minimum number of student instructional days. Authorizes the department to study and, if recommended, use machine scoring. Provides that, after a school receives statewide assessment score reports, a teacher of a student shall discuss the student's statewide assessment results with a parent at the next parent/teacher conference or, if the school does not hold parent/teacher conferences, send a notice to a parent of the student offering to meet with the parent to discuss the results. Provides that the department may include in a contract entered into or renewed after June 30, 2022, with a statewide assessment vendor a requirement that the vendor provide a summary of a student's statewide assessment results that meets certain requirements. Changes the department's review period for certain funds. Provides that the state board of education shall assign to a school or school corporation (including adult high schools) a "null" or "no letter grade" for the 2021-2022 school year. Repeals a provision concerning staffing of the board.
 Current Status:   3/15/2022 - Public Law 139
 
HB1112MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT RATES. (SLAGER H) Requires, beginning July 1, 2023, the office of the secretary of family and social services (office of the secretary) and a managed care organization to reimburse under Medicaid an emergency medical services provider organization that is a Medicaid provider at a rate comparable to the federal Medicare reimbursement rate for the service. Specifies that the Medicaid reimbursement methodology for payments to out of state children's hospitals must factor in any cost outlier case in a manner that results in the final reimbursement rate made to a hospital meeting the specified reimbursement requirements. Allows the office to make retroactive reimbursement payments for out of state children's hospitals upon factoring in any cost outlier case.
 Current Status:   3/15/2022 - Public Law 142
 
HB1140MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN. (VERMILION A) Repeals the statute specifying Medicaid eligibility for qualified pregnant women. Increases the Medicaid income eligibility requirements for pregnant women. Removes the Medicaid limitation for pregnant women of medical assistance coverage only for pregnancy related services. Provides that the extension of postpartum Medicaid coverage for pregnant women shall be determined by the office of the secretary of family and social services and must be at least 60 days but not more than 12 months beginning on the last day of the pregnancy.
 Current Status:   3/14/2022 - Public Law 117
 
HB1169HEALTH MATTERS. (CLERE E) Prohibits certain health insurance plans from requiring authorization for covered early intervention services under an individualized family service plan signed by an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) or a physician assistant (PA). Changes the composition and duties of the division of disability and rehabilitative services advisory council. Repeals and relocates laws concerning: (1) rules regulating the sanitary operation of tattoo parlors and body piercing facilities; (2) allowing the executive board of the state department of health (board) to adopt rules on behalf of the state department of health (department); (3) allowing the board to adopt emergency rules; (4) sanitation of public buildings and institutions; and (5) authority to adopt rules concerning the federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments. Repeals laws concerning: (1) safety guidelines for children during bad weather conditions; (2) automated external defibrillator rules in health clubs; (3) requiring the state health commissioner (commissioner) to comment on certain rules; (4) fees for serological tests; (5) the administrative unit for special institutions; (6) protection and regulation of department property; and (7) the registry of blind persons. Removes intemperance as a reason to remove a local health officer. Specifies that the department may request the office of administrative law proceedings to designate a person to administer a proceeding. Requires the department to provide facilities and disseminate information to the public concerning oral public health. Allows the department to have a designee to maintain a 24 hour poisons answering service. Adds information on prenatal care to the department's telephone information service concerning children with long term health care needs. Changes the reference from "illegal drug use" to "substance abuse disorder" for purposes of partnership and joint ventures with the department. Requires the department to employ a licensed physician as the chief medical officer. Allows the chief medical officer to perform the functions of the commissioner when the commissioner is not available. Specifies that the state health laboratory (laboratory) must be used to support public health. Changes the title of the person who manages the laboratory. Removes certain requirements concerning the appointment of the laboratory director and chemist. Removes a requirement that a director must report to the commissioner. Requires holders of a certificate of public advantage to pay for reasonable charges incurred by the department. Provides that home health agencies may enter into cooperative agreements to carry out the following activities for the Hoosier Care Connect program: (1) To form and operate, either directly or indirectly, one or more networks of home health agencies to arrange for the provision of health care services through such networks. (2) To contract, either directly or through such networks, with the office of the secretary of family and social services, or the office's contractors, to provide: (A) services to Medicaid beneficiaries; and (B) health care services in an efficient and cost effective manner on a prepaid, capitation, or other reimbursement basis. (3) To undertake other managed health care activities. Provides that a home health agency may authorize an association, corporation, or other person to undertake or effectuate any of these activities. Requires the secretary of family and social services to oversee and supervise these activities. Changes the requirement that the department "shall" to "may" use information compiled by a public or private entity to the greatest extent possible to develop a chronic disease registry. Allows the department to issue a certificate of free sale to a business that meets certain requirements. Amends the definition of "person" for purposes of the state health improvement plan and grant program. Amends the definition of "deaf or hard of hearing" for purposes of the laws governing language development for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Changes the membership on the Indiana board of pharmacy. Removes the requirement that a qualifying pharmacist is responsible for the legal operations of a pharmacy. Amends references to certain pharmacy school accreditation organizations. Specifies responsibilities of pharmacists concerning duties previously responsible by a qualifying pharmacist. Allows a qualified pharmacy technician to administer immunizations delegated by the pharmacist. (Current law allows pharmacy technicians to administer influenza and coronavirus disease immunizations.) Amends requirements for remote pharmacies. Adds an exception to the definition of "wholesale distribution" for prescription drugs. Authorizes an APRN to sign an order or referral for physical therapy. Requires a health insurance plan to provide coverage for diabetes self-management training ordered by an APRN or PA. Provides that a county coroner may not certify the cause of death for certain infants as a sudden unexplained infant death until a comprehensive death investigation is performed. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   3/15/2022 - Public Law 143
 
HB1192QUALIFIED PROVIDERS AND MEDICAID SCHOOL SERVICES. (KARICKHOFF M) Defines "qualified provider" and "school based nurse" for purposes of providing Medicaid covered services in a school setting. Specifies conditions that must be met in order for the school based Medicaid services to be provided.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 35
 
HB1193OPIOID LITIGATION. (KARICKHOFF M) Amends the deadline by which a political subdivision may opt back in to an opioid litigation settlement. Requires a political subdivision to submit a copy of the agreement executed between the political subdivision and the private legal counsel of the political subdivision when opting back into the opioid litigation settlement. Removes language providing that no political subdivision has any claim to any settlement proceeds for litigation against any opioid party not yet filed by the state as of a certain date. Removes certain requirements concerning the payment of costs, expenses, and attorney's fees and costs arising from opioid litigation. Changes the basis by which the agency settlement fund distributes funds to cities, counties, and towns. Reduces the percentage of opioid litigation settlement funds distributed for use of statewide treatment, education, and prevention programs for opioid use disorder. Provides that 35% of opioid litigation settlement funds are to be distributed to cities, counties, and towns for programs for treatment, prevention, and care that are best practices for opioid use disorder. Provides that funds received from the opioid settlement may not be distributed to a city, county, or town that has opted out of the settlement and that the remaining funds shall be distributed to the cities, counties, or towns that have opted into the settlement.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 72
 
HB1222VARIOUS FSSA MATTERS. (ZIEMKE C) Allows the family and social services administration to deny or revoke licensing for a child care home based on a household member's conviction for certain specified criminal offenses. Removes a limitation specifying that an occupancy provision regarding school-age children in class I child care homes applies only during the school year. Eliminates the bureau of quality improvement services and reassigns the bureau's responsibilities to the bureau of developmental disabilities services. Renames the bureau of child care as the office of early childhood and out of school learning. Amends the required composition of mobile crisis teams that provide behavioral health services in conjunction with the 9-8-8 suicide prevention hotline. Provides that a contract entered into with a third party by the division of mental health and addiction (division) for provision of competency restoration services to a defendant may confer to the third party all authority the division would have in providing the services to the defendant at a state psychiatric institution. Requires the division of mental health and addiction to: (1) establish a plan to expand the use of certified community behavioral health clinics in Indiana; and (2) make certain considerations in preparing the plan. Allows the office of the secretary of family and social services to apply for a Medicaid waiver to provide behavioral health services to a committed offender held by the department of correction. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 74
 
HB1223EDUCATION MATTERS. (DAVISSON J) Requires that the Indiana family friendly school designation program of the department of education (department) establish a procedure under which the department must conduct an assessment for the purpose of evaluating and improving parent involvement in the school if the parents of at least 10% of the students currently included in the average daily membership (ADM) at a particular school request an assessment. Requires that the department determine the manner in which requests may be submitted.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 75
 
HB1254NEWBORN SCREENING REQUIREMENTS. (BARRETT B) Provides that beginning July 1, 2022, only a disorder recommended by a perinatal genetics and genomics advisory committee (committee) with expertise in newborn screening, and through protocols prescribed by the state department, may be added to the list of disorders requiring the examination of infants. Provides that beginning July 1, 2022, a committee with expertise in newborn screening, and through protocols established by the state department, may recommend the addition of a disorder to, or deletion of a disorder from, the required examination. Provides that the state department shall adopt rules to add disorders to, or delete disorders from, the required examination. Provides that the state department shall include any disorder added to or deleted from the required examination on a list on the state department's Internet web site. Provides that the committee shall affirm the addition of, or deletion of, any disorder to the examination requirement on an annual basis.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 77
 
HB1255HEALTH MATTERS. (BARRETT B) Amends the definitions of "practitioner", for purposes of the health professions and professional standards of practice laws, to include individuals who held a license, certificate, registration, or permit when the alleged violation of the standard of practice occurred. Makes technical corrections and conforming changes to certain health related laws.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 36
 
HB1291DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NAME CHANGE. (MCNAMARA W) Requires the legislative services agency to prepare legislation for introduction in the 2023 regular session of the general assembly to make appropriate amendments to the Indiana Code to change references from the "state department of health" to the "Indiana department of health".
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 38
 
HB1306HOUSING TASK FORCE. (MILLER D) Establishes the housing task force (task force) to review issues related to housing and housing shortages in Indiana. Sets forth membership, and requires the task force to issue a report to the general assembly and the governor not later than November 1, 2022.
 Current Status:   3/11/2022 - Public Law 99
 
HB1318CHILD CARE PROVIDED BY A SCHOOL CORPORATION. (SNOW C) Allows a child care program that: (1) is operated by a public or private school; and (2) provides day care on the school premises for children of students or employees of schools in the school corporation in which the public or private school is located; to be exempted from licensure as a child care facility. Provides that: (1) a preschool program that is operated by a public or private school; and (2) either or both: (A) a child care program that is located in the public or private secondary school and provides child care for children of employees or students of the public or private secondary school; and (B) a latch key program; are exempt from licensure as child care facilities if located in the same public or private school building. Provides that for purposes of determining the child to staff ratio and group size requirements for a child care program that: (1) enrolls children at least two and one-half years of age, but not more than six years of age; and (2) is validated as a Montessori program by the United Montessori Schools of Indiana; the division of family resources of the family and social services administration shall use the average age of the children in the group as of January 1 of the school year.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 81
 
HB1359JUVENILE LAW MATTERS. (MCNAMARA W) Requires the commission on improving the status of children in Indiana (commission) to create a statewide juvenile justice oversight body (oversight body) to do the following: (1) Develop a plan to collect and report statewide juvenile justice data. (2) Establish procedures and policies related to the use of certain screening tools and assessments. (3) Develop a statewide plan to address the provision of broader behavioral health services to children in the juvenile justice system. (4) Develop a plan for the provision of transitional services for a child who is a ward of the department of correction. (5) Develop a plan for the juvenile diversion and community alternatives grant programs. Provides that the oversight body shall, not later than July 1, 2023, submit to the commission and the legislative council: (1) the plan for the juvenile diversion and community alternatives grant programs; and (2) the juvenile justice data collection plan and the plan for the use of screening tools, assessments, and services. Requires the judicial conference of Indiana to develop statewide juvenile probation standards that are aligned with research based practices, and requires the board of directors of the judicial conference of Indiana to approve the standards by July 1, 2023. Requires the use of a risk and needs assessment tool, a risk screening tool, and a diagnostic assessment when evaluating a child at specific points in the juvenile justice system to identify the child's risk for reoffense. Requires an intake officer and the juvenile court to use the results of a detention tool to inform the use of secure detention and document the reason for the use of detention if the tool is overridden. Requires a court to: (1) after use of a detention tool, include in a court order the reason for a juvenile detention override; and (2) submit details of the juvenile detention override to the office of judicial administration (office). Requires the office to provide an annual report to the governor, chief justice, and legislative council before December 1 of each year that includes information about a court's use of a detention tool and reasons for overriding the results of the detention tool. Provides that a child less than 12 years of age cannot be detained unless detention is essential to protect the community and no reasonable alternatives exist to reduce the risk. Establishes a procedure for juvenile diversion. Requires the office to provide an annual report to the governor, chief justice, and legislative council before December 1 of each year that includes data on any child diverted through the juvenile diversion program. Repeals provisions requiring a child who participates in a program of informal adjustment to pay an informal adjustment program fee. Provides that a child who is a ward of the department of correction may receive at least three months of transitional services to support reintegration of the child back into the community and to reduce recidivism. Requires the department of correction to provide an annual report to the governor, chief justice, and legislative council before December 1 of each year that includes collected data that will help assess the impact of reintegration improvements for juveniles, including tracking recidivism beyond incarceration and into the adult system. Provides that a juvenile court may recommend telehealth services as an alternative to a child receiving a diagnostic assessment. Establishes: (1) the juvenile diversion and community alternatives grant programs and grant programs fund; and (2) the juvenile behavioral health competitive grant pilot program and grant pilot program fund; as of July 1, 2023. Requires the Indiana criminal justice institute (institute) to administer each program and fund. Requires the local or regional justice reinvestment advisory council or another local collaborative body to oversee certain juvenile community alternatives grants awarded to a county. Requires the institute to prepare an annual report to the governor, chief justice, and legislative council before December 1 of each year that details certain performance measures that counties receiving grants must collect and report. Requires the office of judicial administration to administer the statewide juvenile justice data aggregation plan. Makes conforming changes. Makes a technical correction.
 Current Status:   3/11/2022 - Public Law 101
 
HB1363DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SERVICES MATTERS. (YOUNG J) Repeals provisions under which certain parties may file a petition during a child in need of services proceeding to require a parent, guardian, or custodian of the child to participate in a program of care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the child. Provides that a party that receives notice of a motion filed by the department of child services (department) to change the out-of-home placement of a child has ten days (rather then 15 days, under current law) to file a written objection and initiate a hearing regarding the motion. Requires the department to file a motion with a juvenile court in order to change the out-of-home placement of a child who: (1) has been in the same out-of-home placement for one year or more; and (2) is in a foster family home or in the care of a relative. Allows the person with whom a child is placed to waive the person's right to contest a motion filed by the department to change the child's placement, and allows the juvenile court to make an expedited ruling on the motion if the court is provided with written notice of the person's waiver. Provides that a child is a child in need of services if the child is a victim of certain offenses committed by a parent, guardian, or custodian of the child. Provides for a defense to prosecution for possession of child pornography for: (1) a department employee acting within the scope of the employee's duties; and (2) an attorney acting in the attorney's capacity as legal counsel for a client. Specifies that costs paid from COVID-19 federal stimulus funds may not be disallowed when setting rates for 2023.Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally produces, disseminates, or possesses with intent to disseminate an image that depicts or describes sexual conduct: (1) by a child who the person knows is less than 18 years of age; (2) by a child or a person who appears to be a child, if the image is obscene; or (3) that is simulated sexual conduct involving a representation that appears to be a child, if the representation of the image is obscene; commits the offense of child exploitation. Provides that a person who, with intent to view the image, knowingly or intentionally possesses or accesses an image that depicts or describes sexual conduct: (1) by a child who the person knows is less than 18 years of age; (2) by a child or a person who appears to be a child, if the image is obscene; or (3) that is simulated sexual conduct involving a representation that appears to be a child, if the representation of the image is obscene; commits the offense of possession of child pornography. Specifies that it is not a required element of the offense of child exploitation or possession of child pornography that the child depicted actually exists under certain circumstances. Defines "image". Provides for a defense to prosecution for possession of child pornography for: (1) a department of child services employee acting within the scope of the employee's duties; and (2) an attorney acting in the attorney's capacity as legal counsel for a client. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   3/18/2022 - Public Law 172
 
SB5RECIPROCITY AND AUDIOLOGY COMPACT. (BROWN L) Establishes a procedure to grant licenses and certificates to practice certain health care professions in Indiana. Requires the applicant to hold a current license or certificate from another state or jurisdiction and meet other requirements. Allows the applicant who meets certain requirements to apply for a provisional license or provisional certificate. Requires the provisional license or provisional certificate to be issued within 30 days. Provides for penalties for submitting false information on an application for a provisional license or provisional certificate. Requires a board to make a final decision on a license or certificate application before the expiration of a provisional license or provisional certificate. Provides that if a board has a pending application for initial licensure or certification that requires final approval by the board, the board shall meet not more than 31 days after the application is ready for approval. Provides that the medical licensing board may not issue a physician's license to an applicant using the reciprocity law beginning July 1, 2026. Eliminates certain requirements for an applicant seeking licensure as a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, addiction counselor, or clinical addiction counselor. Requires the boards that regulate bachelor's degree social workers, social workers, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, licensed addiction counselors, licensed clinical addiction counselors, and respiratory care practitioners to issue a license by reciprocity within 30 days if certain requirements are met. Requires the speech-language pathology and audiology board to, before January 1, 2023, initiate and make every effort to enter into reciprocity agreements with contiguous states for individuals licensed as: (1) a speech-language pathologist; and (2) an audiologist; to practice the individual's profession under the license from one state in the other state. Adopts the audiology and speech-language pathology interstate compact. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   3/18/2022 - Public Law 149
 
SB7MARION COUNTY CRIME REDUCTION PILOT. (SANDLIN J) Establishes the Marion County crime reduction board (board) as part of the Marion County crime reduction pilot project. Allows the board to approve interoperability agreements between law enforcement agencies to expand the duties and responsibilities of law enforcement agencies operating in downtown Indianapolis. Requires the board to annually report certain information to the legislative council.
 Current Status:   3/14/2022 - Public Law 103
 
SB9ELECTRONIC MONITORING STANDARDS. (WALKER K) Requires the justice reinvestment advisory council to conduct a review of statutes concerning electronic monitoring and home detention and provide a recommendation with regard to electronic monitoring standards to the legislative council in an electronic format not later than December 1, 2022. Establishes standards, including notification time frames, for persons and entities responsible for monitoring individuals required to wear a monitoring device as a condition of probation, parole, pretrial release, or community corrections. Provides immunity for acts or omissions performed in connection with implementing monitoring standards. Provides that a defendant commits escape if: (1) the defendant disables or interferes with the operation of an electronic monitoring device; or (2) the defendant violates certain conditions of home detention (under current law, any violation of a condition of home detention constitutes escape). Makes escape committed by a juvenile status offender a status offense under certain circumstances. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   3/11/2022 - Public Law 84
 
SB84SUICIDE AND DRUG OVERDOSE DEATH REPORTING. (LEISING J) Provides that the state department of health (department) shall annually prepare a report concerning all suicide and overdose fatalities in Indiana that occurred during the preceding calendar year. Requires the report to include: (1) the number of fatalities that occurred in each county; (2) the number of fatalities that occurred during each month; (3) the age, sex, and race of each fatality victim; (4) the method of suicide or overdose, including the type of weapon and each substance used; and (5) if known, whether the fatality victim has served in the armed forces of the United States or the national guard. Provides that the first report must also include information from the 2020 calendar year. Requires the department to submit the report and an executive summary of the report to the general assembly and the governor.
 Current Status:   3/8/2022 - Public Law 40
 
SB123DYSLEXIA SCREENING AND INTERVENTION. (FREEMAN A) Provides that the dyslexia screening and intervention provisions apply to: (1) qualified districts or qualified high schools; and (2) innovation network schools. Provides that the following may not waive or suspend the dyslexia screening and intervention provisions: (1) A coalition of continuous improvement school districts. (2) State accredited public schools. Adds, for consistency, the dyslexia screening and intervention provisions to the list of statutes that apply to charter schools. (Under current law, the dyslexia screening and intervention requirements already apply to charter schools because of the language in the dyslexia screening and intervention provisions.)
 Current Status:   3/15/2022 - Public Law 126
 
SB125TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS. (YOUNG M) Addresses technical errors in the Indiana Code, including spelling, tabulation, formatting, grammatical, and cross reference issues. Removes "empty" chapters which are no longer in use. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the code revision commission.)
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 9
 
SB136DENTAL PLANS. (ZAY A) Prohibits a dental plan (an insurance policy, a health maintenance organization contract, or a preferred provider plan) from directly or indirectly requiring a dental provider to provide a dental service to a covered individual at a fee amount that is: (1) set by the dental plan; or (2) subject to the approval of the dental plan; unless the dental service is a covered service under the dental plan. Prohibits a third party administrator or another person from arranging for a dental provider to provide dental services for a dental plan that sets the amount of the fee for any dental services unless the dental services are covered services under the dental plan. Authorizes the insurance commissioner to issue a cease and desist order against a person that violates any of these prohibitions and, if the person violates the cease and desist order, to impose a civil penalty upon the person and suspend or revoke the person's certificate of authority.
 Current Status:   3/8/2022 - Public Law 42
 
SB155HUMAN TRAFFICKING. (CRIDER M) Modifies the definition of "protected person" for purposes of the admission of a statement or videotape of an individual who is less than 14 years of age at the time of the offense but less than 18 years of age at the time of trial. Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally: (1) pays, or offers or agrees to pay, money or other property; or (2) offers a benefit; for a human trafficking victim with the specific intent to induce or obtain the product or act for which the human trafficking victim was trafficked commits human trafficking, a Level 4 felony. Specifies that consent by the human trafficking victim is not a defense to a prosecution. Requires law enforcement agencies to report human trafficking investigations to the attorney general within 30 days after an investigation begins. Makes a technical correction.
 Current Status:   3/18/2022 - Public Law 153
 
SB247REPORT ON 911 AND REGIONALIZED TRAUMA SYSTEMS. (WALKER K) Requires the department of homeland security, the state department of health, the integrated public safety commission, and the statewide 911 board to make recommendations before November 1, 2022, to the general assembly regarding: (1) improving emergency medical services response through increased interoperability of the 911 system; and (2) the effectiveness of regionalized trauma systems and the systems' impact on patient care.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 15
 
SB251INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT. (BROWN L) Requires the medical licensing board of Indiana to administer the interstate medical licensure compact (compact). Adopts the compact. Sets forth requirements of a compact state. Sets forth the duties and authority of the interstate medical licensure compact commission. Provides for two voting members on the commission from each member state. Establishes the procedure to withdraw from the compact. Specifies that the compact supersedes any state law that is in conflict. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 60
 
SB264ADMINISTRATIVE RULES REVIEW TASK FORCE. (GARTEN C) Establishes the administrative rules review task force (task force). Describes the duties required of the task force.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 17
 
SB266DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SERVICES MATTERS. (FORD J) Provides that an individual may be employed by a child care provider before the state-mandated criminal history check of the individual is completed if the following conditions are satisfied: (1) The individual's: (A) fingerprint-based check of national crime information data bases; (B) national sex offender registry check; (C) in-state local criminal records check; and (D) in-state child protection index check; have been completed. (2) If the individual has resided outside Indiana at any time during the five years preceding the individual's date of hire, the individual's: (A) out-of-state child abuse registry check; and (B) out-of-state local criminal records check; have been requested. (3) The individual's employment before the completion of the state-mandated criminal history check is limited to training during which the individual: (A) does not have contact with children who are under the care and control of the child care provider; and (B) does not have access to records containing information regarding children who are under the care and control of the child care provider. (4) The individual completes an attestation, under penalty of perjury, disclosing: (A) any abuse or neglect complaints made against the individual with the child welfare agency of a state other than Indiana in which the individual resided within the five years preceding the date of the attestation; and (B) any contact the individual had with a law enforcement agency in connection with the individual's suspected or alleged commission of a crime in a state other than Indiana in which the individual resided within the five years preceding the date of the attestation. Establishes a process by which a child caring institution, group home, licensed child placing agency, or secure private facility (child services providers) may request a review of base rates and other cost-based rates approved by the department of child services (department).
 Current Status:   3/21/2022 - Public Law 173
 
SB284TELEHEALTH MATTERS. (CHARBONNEAU E) Consolidates Medicaid telehealth language. Provides that "health care services" does not include certain case management services, care management services, service coordination services, or care coordination services for purposes of telehealth. Adds occupational therapist assistants, school psychologists, specified developmental therapists, peers, clinical fellows, students and graduates of certain professional programs, physical therapist assistants, and certain community mental health center providers to the definition of "practitioner" for purposes of practicing telehealth. Allows behavior health analysts to temporarily perform telehealth during the time when the professional licensing agency is preparing to implement licensure for the profession.
 Current Status:   3/14/2022 - Public Law 109
 
SB365PSYCHOLOGY 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:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 65
 
SB410UNLICENSED CAREGIVER INTERVENTION IN JUVENILE COURT PROCEEDING. (BOHACEK M) Defines "unlicensed caregiver" and allows an unlicensed caregiver of a child to intervene as a party in a: (1) child in need of services proceeding; or (2) proceeding to terminate the parent-child relationship; concerning the child.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 68
 
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