MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF INDIANA 
Legislative Report
Prepared by: Stephen McCaffrey
E-mail: smccaffrey@mhai.net
Report created on January 16, 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. 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 a physician assistant, nurse, respiratory care practitioner, or pharmacist license. 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 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 requirement 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, an agreement to submit to testing for the presence of COVID-19, or immunity from COVID-19 acquired from a prior infection with COVID-19. Provides that an employer may not take an adverse employment action against an employee because the employee has requested or used an exemption from an employer's COVID-19 immunization requirement.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - House Bills on Third Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - Amendment #29 (Goodrich) prevailed; Roll Call 14: yeas 65, nays 23
1/13/2022 - Amendment #14 (Nisly) failed; Roll Call 13: yeas 5, nays 83
1/13/2022 - Amendment #4 (DeLaney) failed; Roll Call 12: yeas 26, nays 61
1/13/2022 - Amendment #23 (Jacob) ruled out of order
1/13/2022 - Amendment #29 (Goodrich) prevailed;
1/13/2022 - Amendment #14 (Nisly) failed;
1/13/2022 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
1/13/2022 - Amendment #22 (Jacob) ruled out of order voice vote
1/13/2022 - Amendment #4 (DeLaney) failed;
1/13/2022 - Amendment #19 (Leonard) prevailed; voice vote
1/13/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/12/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/11/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/10/2022 - added as coauthors Representatives Eberhart and Ledbetter C
1/10/2022 - Rule 105.1 suspended
1/10/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/6/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/6/2022 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 7; Nays: 4;
1/6/2022 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 156-B
1/4/2022 - Referred to Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Barrett, Jeter, Huston, Steuerwald, Abbott, Baird, Bartels, Behning, Borders, Carbaugh, Cherry, Cook, Davis, DeVon, Ellington, Engleman, Frye R, Goodrich, Gutwein, Heaton, Heine, Jordan, Judy, Karickhoff, King, Lauer, Leonard, Lindauer, Lyness, Manning, May, McNamara, Miller D, Morris, Morrison, Negele, O'Brien, Olthoff, Prescott, Pressel, Rowray, Schaibley, Slager, Smaltz, Snow, Soliday, Speedy, Teshka, Thompson, Torr, VanNatter, Wesco, Zent, Young J, Mayfield
1/4/2022 - Authored By Matt Lehman
12/16/2021 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, House Chamber
12/16/2021 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, House Chamber
 
HB1003NURSING PROGRAMS AND LICENSING MATTERS. (MANNING E) 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 an eligible associate degree or bachelor's degree registered nursing program to increase enrollment at any rate deemed appropriate by the program. 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 of each nursing program is not required to be full-time employees of an institution. Requires the board to amend or adopt rules to implement certain provisions. Requires the Indiana professional licensing agency to issue a temporary license to an individual who meets certain requirements in order to provide temporary health care services in Indiana. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Davisson J
1/12/2022 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0;
1/12/2022 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 404
1/11/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Coauthored by Representative Barrett
1/11/2022 - Authored By Ethan Manning
 
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 to the department of correction (department). (Current law provides that, under certain circumstances, a person convicted of a Level 6 felony may not be committed to the department.) Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/12/2022 - Referred to Senate
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - Senate sponsors: Senators Koch and Freeman
1/11/2022 - added as coauthors Representatives Lehman, May, Negele, Heaton, Teshka J, Speedy, Baird, Schaibley, Clere, Zent, Ziemke, Gutwein, Abbott D, Miller, O'Brien T, Leonard, Cook, Karickhoff, Young J, Rowray E, Manning, Linda
1/11/2022 - Rule 105.1 suspended
1/11/2022 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 7: yeas 90, nays 3
1/11/2022 - House Bills on Third Reading
1/10/2022 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/10/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/6/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/5/2022 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0;
1/5/2022 - House Courts and Criminal Code, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:30 AM, Rm. 156-C
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives McNamara and Steuerwald
1/4/2022 - Authored By Randall Frye
 
HB1018MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION MATTERS. (SHACKLEFORD R) Specifies that an individual's incarceration, hospitalization, or other temporary cessation in substance or chemical use may not be used as a factor in determining the individual's eligibility for coverage in: (1) a state employee health care plan; (2) Medicaid; (3) the healthy Indiana plan; (4) a policy of accident and sickness insurance; or (5) a health maintenance health care contract. Requires an opioid treatment program to: (1) provide a patient of the facility appropriate referrals for continuing care before releasing the patient from care by the facility; and (2) counsel female patients concerning the effects of the program treatment if the female is or becomes pregnant and provide to the patient birth control if requested by the patient. Requires the division of mental health and addiction (division) to annually perform an audit of 20% of an opioid treatment program facility's patient plans to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. Requires the division to establish a mental health and addiction program to reduce the stigma of mental illness and addiction. Requires hospitals to establish emergency room treatment protocols concerning treatment of a patient who is overdosing, has been provided an overdose intervention drug, or is otherwise identified as having a substance use disorder.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Robin Shackleford
 
HB1023CHILD SERVICES FUNDING. (THOMPSON J) Requires the department of child services (department) to annually review the hourly and per diem reimbursement rates for community based providers compared to the average statewide cost of providing services. Requires the department to establish individualized compensation rates for child caring institutions, group homes, and child placing agencies that are based on the cost of providing care and services. Requires the department to increase the hourly family preservation rates by 15%.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Jeffrey Thompson
 
HB1030MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS. (HARRIS JR. E) Allows a political subdivision, in consultation with the technical assistance center, to contract with mental health providers for the purpose of supplementing existing crisis intervention teams with mental health professionals. Specifies certain eligibility requirements for mental health professionals seeking an appointment to a crisis intervention team. Requires a mental health professional who is appointed to a crisis intervention team to accompany responding law enforcement or police officers to a call involving a mental health or substance abuse disorder crisis. Provides that a law enforcement or police officer (officer) may not be held liable for damages, including punitive damages, for any act or omission related to a mental health professional's contribution to a crisis intervention team or a crisis intervention team response. Specifies that no other person or entity may be held liable for certain damages by reason of an agency relationship with an officer. Defines certain terms.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Earl Harris Jr
 
HB1040EDUCATION MATTERS. (PRESCOTT J) Defines "qualified school". Provides that a school corporation or qualified school is prohibited from subjecting any student to, or making available, disseminating, or providing to any student, any obscene matter or performance or certain matters or performances harmful to minors. Provides that each school corporation or qualified school shall provide for all students in grades 6 through 12 as part of required recitation concerning the system of government in Indiana and in the United States, instruction that socialism, Marxism, communism, totalitarianism, or similar political systems are incompatible with and in conflict with the principles of freedom upon which the United States was founded. Provides that a school corporation or qualified school may not provide instruction that socialism, Marxism, totalitarianism, or similar political systems are compatible with the principles of freedom upon which the United States was founded. Provides that a parent of a student or an emancipated student who attends a school corporation or qualified school may opt out of a face mask or face covering requirement. Requires the department of education (department) to develop a notice form that may be used by a parent or an emancipated student to indicate that the parent or emancipated student opts out of the face mask or face covering requirement. Provides that the governor, a state agency, a local health board or local health officer, or a school corporation or qualified school may not require a student of a school corporation or qualified school to quarantine against COVID-19 or other communicable disease if the student is asymptomatic. Provides that the governor, a state agency, a local health board or local health officer, or a school corporation or qualified school may not require, as a condition for employment, enrollment, attendance, or participation in a school corporation or qualified school or in a school extracurricular activity, a student to be immunized against COVID-19 or other communicable disease. Provides that, after December 31, 2020, the list of communicable diseases that require documentation of immunity for a student may be expanded or modified only by an act of the general assembly. Establishes certain consent requirements regarding students. Provides that, if the attorney general determines that a school corporation or qualified school: (1) discloses a student education record, or any information in a student education record; or (2) has a student who is less than 18 years of age and is not emancipated participate in any medical inspection, medical treatment, mental health assessment, mental health service, psychiatric or psychological examination or test, or psychiatric or psychological treatment without the informed written consent of the student's parent; the attorney general may assess a civil penalty against the school corporation, charter school, or laboratory school. Provides that the parent of a student or protected right petitioner may bring a civil action for certain violations. Defines "protected right violations". Defines "protected right petitioner". Establishes procedures for a protected right petitioner to file a complaint form alleging a protected right violation occurred within a school corporation or qualified school. Provides that a protected right petitioner may appeal a school corporation's or qualified school's findings to the department. Requires the department to appoint an administrative law judge to adjudicate appeals. Requires the department to issue a final order. Requires the attorney general or the attorney general's designee to review a school corporation's or qualified school's findings or the department's final order. Provides that the attorney general may assess civil penalties if the attorney general determines a protected right violation occurred. Provides that a school corporation or qualified school may not take retaliatory action against a protected right petitioner or an individual related to or associated with the protected right petitioner. Provides that, if a school corporation or qualified school uses a third party vendor in providing a personal analysis, evaluation, or survey that reveals or attempts to affect a student's attitudes, habits, traits, opinions, beliefs, or feelings, the third party vendor and the school corporation or public school may not collect or maintain the responses to or results of the analysis, evaluation, or survey in a manner that would identify the responses or results of an individual student. Provides that the consent requirements for certain student personal analysis, evaluations, or surveys apply even if the analysis, evaluation, or survey is directly related to academic instruction. Requires, not later than June 30, 2022, and not later than June 30 each year thereafter, each qualified school to post on the qualified school's Internet web site, in a manner that is accessible by the public, certain information regarding learning materials and educational activities. Requires the department to develop and post on the department's Internet web site a model plan for presenting the learning material or educational activity information. Makes changes to information that must be included on a school corporation's annual performance report. Makes changes to information that must be included on a school's longitudinal dashboard. Reconciles versions of IC 10-21-1-2 that were enacted by the 2019 general assembly. Repeals provisions requiring the department to develop the children's social, emotional, and behavioral health plan. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Education
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Jeter, Davis, Morrison
1/4/2022 - Authored By J.D. Prescott
 
HB1046HEALTH INSURANCE MATTERS. (HEINE D) Requires the commissioner of the department of insurance to provide an order directing the discontinuance of an illegal, unauthorized, or unsafe practice of an insurance company. Provides that a health plan may not require a participating provider to seek prior authorization for a particular health service if the health plan approved at least 90% of the prior authorization requests for the particular health service in the previous six month period. Requires a health plan to post notice of a technical issue with its claims submission system on the health plan's Internet web site. Requires a health plan to post on its Internet web site not later than February 1 of each year: (1) the 30 most frequently submitted CPT codes in the previous calendar year; and (2) the percentage of the 30 most frequently submitted CPT codes that were approved in the previous calendar year. Requires a health plan to provide annual and quarterly financial statements to the department of insurance. Establishes an approval process for a health plan's proposed premium rate increase of 5% or greater as compared to the previous calendar year. Requires an insurer and a health maintenance organization to provide a contracted provider with a current reimbursement rate schedule: (1) every two years; and (2) when three or more CPT code rates change in a 12 month period. Requires an insurer and a health maintenance organization to provide a contracted provider with notice of a proposed material change to the agreement between the insurer or health maintenance organization and the contracted provider at least 90 days prior to the proposed effective date. Establishes requirements for the contents of a notice of a proposed material change. Requires an insurer or health maintenance organization to provide a contracted provider with notice at least 15 days prior to a change to an existing prior authorization, precertification, notification, referral program, edit program, or specific edits.
 Current Status:   1/12/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Vermilion A
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Financial Institutions and Insurance
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Dave Heine
 
HB1060PROFESSIONAL LICENSING AGENCY. (ZENT D) Reduces the membership of the following boards to five members: (1) The state board of dentistry. (2) The state board of registration for professional engineers. (3) The Indiana board of veterinary medical examiners. Reduces the membership of the state board of cosmetology and barber examiners to six members. 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. Makes conforming amendments and a technical correction.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Dennis Zent
 
HB1065CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE TRAINING. (SHACKLEFORD R) Provides that the state health data center (center) shall maintain statistics concerning race and ethnicity, sex, primary language, and disability status. (Under current law, the center is required to maintain statistics concerning gender and ethnicity.) Requires the center to adopt and implement the data collection standards established by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Provides that a health care professional and a community health worker must complete two hours of cultural awareness and competence training every two years. Establishes certain requirements for the training. Provides that the state department of health may grant an exemption from the training requirements under certain circumstances.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Robin Shackleford
 
HB1066SAFETY PIN PROGRAM GRANTS. (SHACKLEFORD R) Requires a grant proposal for the safety PIN (protecting Indiana's newborns) program to include the targeted area or targeted population. (Current law requires the targeted area be included.) Specifies that the targeted area or targeted population may include minority communities. Allows the state department of health, in awarding a safety PIN grant, to give preference to proposals that seek to reduce infant mortality in minority communities.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Clere
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Robin Shackleford
 
HB1067CHILD CARE. (SHACKLEFORD R) Requires the division of family services to continue waiving copays for eligible families and reimburse eligible providers using funds allocated under the federal CRRSAA and CCDF until the federal pandemic emergency ends. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on public health, behavioral health, and human services a study concerning matters related to child care in Indiana. Requires the committee to report to the legislative council by September 30, 2022.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Robin Shackleford
 
HB1069PSYCHOLOGY INTERJURISDICTIONAL COMPACT. (ZIEMKE C) 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:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Representative Clere
1/4/2022 - Authored By Cindy Ziemke
 
HB1070DECRIMINALIZATION OF MARIJUANA. (VANNATTER H) Decriminalizes possession of two ounces or less of marijuana.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Heath VanNatter
 
HB1087DEMENTIA SERVICES COORDINATOR. (MANNING E) Requires the division of aging of the family and social services administration to employ a full-time statewide dementia coordinator, and specifies the duties of the coordinator.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Porter
1/13/2022 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/13/2022 - House Family, Children and Human Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 156-C
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Ethan Manning
 
HB1088HEALTH WORKFORCE STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM. (MANNING E) Establishes the following: (1) The health workforce student loan repayment program (program). (2) The health workforce advisory council (council). (3) The health workforce student loan repayment program fund (fund); for the purpose of providing funds to repay outstanding student loans of certain health providers who meet the program requirements. Provides that the state department of health (state department) shall administer the program and fund. Establishes: (1) the imposition of fees at the time a license is issued or renewed for certain health profession licenses; and (2) qualifications to receive a student loan repayment award under the program. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2023, the state department and each board included in the program may award loan repayment to an eligible applicant who is a provider licensed by the board. Requires, not later than July 1, 2024, and not later than July 1 every two years thereafter, the state department to submit a report concerning the program and fund to the governor and the general assembly. Provides that money in the fund is continuously appropriated. Repeals provisions concerning the following: (1) The primary care physician loan forgiveness program. (2) The mental health services development programs. (3) The dental underserved area and minority recruitment program.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Ethan Manning
 
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. Provides that the instructional days tuition support distribution formula account for certain schools within a school corporation. Authorizes the department to study and, if recommended, use machine scoring. Changes the department's review period for certain funds. Repeals a provision concerning staffing of the board. 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.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - House Bills on Third Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Klinker
1/13/2022 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
1/13/2022 - Amendment #1 (Behning) prevailed; voice vote
1/13/2022 - added as coauthors Representatives Davis M and Pfaff
1/13/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/12/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/10/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/10/2022 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 13; Nays: 0;
1/10/2022 - House Education, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, House Chamber
1/5/2022 - House Education, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:30 AM, House Chamber
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Education
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Robert Behning
 
HB1095INFORMATION REQUIRED ON REIMBURSEMENT FORMS. (SCHAIBLEY D) Requires a provider to include the service facility location in order to obtain Medicaid reimbursement from the office of the secretary of family and social services or a managed care organization. Requires health care providers to include the address of the service facility location on submitted reimbursement forms. Establishes penalties.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Donna Schaibley
 
HB1100AGENCY OVERSIGHT AND RULEMAKING PROCEDURES. (BARTELS S) With certain exceptions, requires an agency to repeal a rule before the agency may adopt a new rule that requires or prohibits an action on behalf of a person. Prohibits an executive order issued by the governor from being effective for more than 180 days unless the general assembly approves the extended enforcement of the executive order. Requires an agency to submit an emergency rule to the attorney general for review and approval before the emergency rule may take effect. Provides that emergency rules may not be effective for a period that exceeds 180 days. Provides that certain emergency rules expire not more than two years after the rule takes effect. Requires an agency adopting an administrative rule to submit an economic impact statement and an explanation of any penalty, fine, or other similar negative impact included in the proposed rule to the publisher of the Indiana administrative code (publisher). Requires the publisher to provide a copy of the materials concerning a proposed rule or pending readoption to the members of the appropriate standing committee. Provides that administrative rules expire on July 1 of the fourth year after the year in which the rule takes effect (instead of January 1 of the seventh year after the year in which the rule takes effect). Requires an agency intending to readopt an administrative rule to provide to the publisher, not later than January 1 of the third year after the year in which the rule most recently took effect: (1) notice of; and (2) information concerning; the pending readoption. Makes corresponding changes.
 Current Status:   1/12/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 8; Nays: 2;
1/12/2022 - House Government and Regulatory Reform, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 156-C
1/10/2022 - added as coauthors Representatives Miller, Pressel, Jeter C
1/5/2022 - House Government and Regulatory Reform, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 156-C
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Steve Bartels
 
HB1107VARIOUS EDUCATION MATTERS. (CLERE E) Amends the limits on the amount of compensation that may be paid to a member of a governing body of a school corporation for the member's service. Provides that a public agency shall not require, as part of a resolution of a due process hearing or a dispute relating to the provision of special education services to a particular student, that a parent of a student or an emancipated student enter into a nondisclosure, nondisparagement, or confidentiality agreement or clause. Provides that, for purposes of a special education due process hearing, a public agency shall have the burden of proof, including the burden of persuasion and production, of the: (1) appropriateness of the child's program or placement; or (2) program or placement proposed by a public agency. Provides that in the event that a case conference committee discusses the appointment of a guardian for the student upon completion of high school, the case conference committee shall also include a discussion of alternative options or programs for the student in lieu of the appointment of a guardian. Provides that the treasurer of state shall convene an advisory council known as the Indiana education scholarship account program advisory council (advisory council) comprised of experts in special education and advocacy organizations for students receiving special education services. Provides that the advisory council shall provide advice and feedback to the treasurer on how to improve the program's administrative materials, technology, and communications. Makes changes to the categories used to determine special education grants. Requires the department of education (department) to establish and maintain on the department's Internet web site a public data base of information concerning employees of each public school who were physically injured while on the job by students of the public school. Requires each public school to provide information concerning an employee of the public school who was physically injured while on the job by a student of the public school. Requires: (1) teacher preparation programs to include content within the curriculum regarding; and (2) certain teacher training to include training on; conflict deescalation techniques and conflict prevention and intervention strategies. Provides that each school corporation and charter school that receives or has received funds from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER funds) shall prioritize the use of any ESSER funds the school corporation or charter school, after June 30, 2022, has or receives to fund a program that addresses out of school factors that affect student learning by providing support services or assistance to students or connecting students with support services or assistance. Requires the commission for higher education (commission) to establish an education and career support services pilot program (pilot program). Establishes the education and career support services pilot program fund. Provides that: (1) a state educational institution may apply to the commission for participation in the pilot program; (2) the commission shall select three state educational institution campuses to participate in the pilot program; and (3) a state educational institution participating in the pilot program may only use the education and career support services pilot program grant for certain purposes, including awarding education partnership grants to eligible adult students. Requires the following: (1) Not later than July 1, 2024, and not later than July 1 each year thereafter, each participating state educational institution submit a report to the commission that includes certain information and recommendations regarding the pilot program. (2) Not later than November 1, 2024, and not later than November 1 each year thereafter, the commission prepare and submit a report to the governor and legislative council that includes certain information and recommendations regarding the pilot program. Requires the commission, in cooperation with Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University, and the family and social services administration's office of early and out-of-school learning, to conduct a study regarding provision of child care services on the campuses of Indiana community colleges. Requires the commission to submit a report regarding the study not later than October 15, 2022, to specified standing committees of the general assembly and to the governor's workforce cabinet.
 Current Status:   1/12/2022 - House Education, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, House Chamber
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Education
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Behning, Goodrich, Pfaff
1/4/2022 - Authored By Edward Clere
 
HB1108PHYSICIAN OWNED HOSPITALS MEDICAID WAIVER. (SLAGER H) Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to apply for a Medicaid waiver to allow physician owned hospitals to expand in Indiana to provide access to health care for Medicaid recipients.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Olthoff
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Harold Slager
 
HB1112MEDICAID EMS REIMBURSEMENT RATES. (SLAGER H) Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services 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.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Rm. 404
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Judy
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Representative Andrade
1/4/2022 - Authored By Harold Slager
 
HB1113PRACTITIONER IDENTIFICATION AND ADVERTISING. (ZENT D) Provides that, beginning January 1, 2023, a practitioner holding a license issued by the board of chiropractic examiners, the state board of dentistry, the state board of health facility administrators, the medical licensing board, the state board of nursing, the optometry board, the board of pharmacy, the board of podiatric medicine, the speech-language pathology and audiology board, the state psychology board, the board of physical therapy, the respiratory care committee, the occupational therapy committee, the behavioral health and human services licensing board, the physician assistant committee, or the athletic trainers board is subject to disciplinary sanctions if the practitioner: (1) communicates or disseminates to the general public an advertisement that includes deceptive or misleading information or does not prominently state the type of license held by the practitioner; or (2) fails, while providing direct patient care, to wear an identification badge that clearly sets forth the practitioner's first and last name, type of license, and, if applicable, status as a student, intern, trainee, or resident. Establishes certain exceptions. Provides, for purposes of the law prohibiting the unlawful practice of medicine or osteopathic medicine, that "the practice of medicine or osteopathic medicine" includes attaching to an individual's name the words "anesthesiologist", "cardiologist", "dermatologist", or other specified words that identify a member of a medical specialty.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Barrett, Fleming, Schaibley
1/4/2022 - Authored By Dennis Zent
 
HB1117HEALTH PROVIDER CONTRACTS. (SCHAIBLEY D) Makes various changes to the provisions that are prohibited in a health provider contract. Allows the insurance commissioner to grant a waiver to allow certain prohibited provisions in a health provider contract if certain conditions are met. Establishes enforcement provisions by the attorney general, insurance commissioner, and persons who have suffered a loss due to a violation.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Financial Institutions and Insurance
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Donna Schaibley
 
HB1121GENDER TRANSITION THERAPIES REPORT. (DAVIS M) Requires health care professionals to report certain information concerning gender transition to the state department of health (state department). Requires the state department to compile the reported data and annually submit the compiled data to the general assembly.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Representative Ellington
1/4/2022 - Authored By Michelle Davis
 
HB1123MEDICAID ADVISORY COMMITTEE. (PORTER G) Adds one member representing the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, to the Medicaid advisory committee.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Jackson
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Gregory Porter
 
HB1125CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FUNDING. (PORTER G) Provides that the state board of finance may transfer, assign, or reassign any appropriation to the office of the secretary of family and social services for the scholarship program established to provide assistance to families for before school and after school care or early childhood education known as the Build, Learn, Grow Scholarship Program.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Gregory Porter
 
HB1126TRAUMA INFORMED PERSONNEL FOR RESIDENTIAL CHILD CARE. (BEHNING R) Allows licensed child caring institutions, group homes, and secure private facilities (residential child care facilities) to hire not more than one trauma informed support employee per living unit per shift. Provides for full reimbursement of the cost of employment of a trauma informed support employee for residential child care facilities that have four or more children residing in a living unit. Excludes trauma informed support employees from calculation of the ratio of direct care staff to children for purposes of rate setting for residential child care facilities.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Jackson
1/13/2022 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
1/13/2022 - House Family, Children and Human Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 156-C
1/12/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Thompson
1/10/2022 - added as coauthor Representative DeVon
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Robert Behning
 
HB1133PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FOR ADDICTION TREATMENT. (ZENT D) Provides that Medicaid, a policy of accident and sickness insurance, and a health maintenance organization contract may not require prior authorization for a non-opioid prescription drug that is approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for opioid withdrawal symptoms.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Dennis Zent
 
HB1134EDUCATION MATTERS. (COOK A) Defines a "qualified school". Requires each qualified school to post certain educational activities and curricular materials on the school's Internet web site. Provides that public records that are available on a qualified school's Internet web site shall be excepted from public record requests for individuals that have access to the school's Internet web site at the discretion of the qualified school. Requires the school corporation or qualified school to add functionality that allows parents of students in the school corporation to opt in to or opt out of certain educational activities and curricular materials under certain conditions. Provides that the governing body of a school corporation shall create a curricular materials advisory committee (committee) comprised of parents, teachers, administrators, and community members. Requires the committee to submit recommendations regarding curricular materials and educational activities to the governing body of a school corporation. Provides parameters for the composition of the committee, the appointment of committee members, and the appointment of a committee chairperson. Provides that the committee shall meet a certain number of times annually. Provides that a state agency, state educational institution, school corporation, or qualified school or an employee of the state agency, state educational institution, school corporation, or qualified school acting in an official capacity may not promote certain concepts as part of a course of instruction or in a curriculum or direct or otherwise compel a school employee or student to adhere to certain tenets relating to the individual's sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation. Provides that a state agency, school corporation, qualified school, or state educational institution or an employee of the state agency, school corporation, qualified school, or state educational institution acting in an official capacity may not require an employee of the school corporation, qualified school, or state educational institution to engage in training, orientation, or therapy that presents any form of racial or sex stereotyping or blame on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation. Provides that a student shall not be required to participate in a personal analysis, an evaluation, or a survey that reveals or attempts to affect the student's attitudes, habits, traits, opinions, beliefs, or feelings without parental consent. Provides that, if a school corporation or qualified school uses a third party vendor in providing a personal analysis, evaluation, or survey that reveals, identifies, collects, maintains or attempts to affect a student's attitudes, habits, traits, opinions, beliefs, or feelings, the third party vendor and the school corporation or qualified school may not collect or maintain the responses to or results of the analysis, evaluation, or survey in a manner that would identify the responses or results of an individual student. Provides, with certain exceptions, that before a school corporation or qualified school may provide or administer certain mental, social-emotional, or psychological services to a student, the school must provide the parent of the student or the student, if the student is an adult or an emancipated minor, with a written request for consent to provide or administer certain mental, social-emotional, or psychological services. Makes changes to the definition of "sexually explicit" for the purpose of trade regulation. Removes schools and certain public libraries from the list of entities eligible for a specified defense to criminal prosecutions alleging: (1) the dissemination of material harmful to minors; or (2) a performance harmful to minors. Adds colleges and universities to the entities eligible for a specified defense to criminal prosecutions alleging: (1) the dissemination of material harmful to minors; or (2) a performance harmful to minors.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/12/2022 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 8; Nays: 5
1/12/2022 - House Education, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, House Chamber
1/10/2022 - House Education, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, House Chamber
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Education
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Prescott and Goodrich
1/4/2022 - Authored By Anthony Cook
 
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. Extends postpartum Medicaid coverage for pregnant women from 60 days to 12 months beginning on the last day of the pregnancy.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/12/2022 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
1/12/2022 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 404
1/6/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Ann Vermilion
 
HB1141MENTAL HEALTH. (VERMILION A) Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to apply for a state Medicaid waiver to reimburse providers who provide behavioral health services to committed offenders held by the department of correction. 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. Expands the application of the telehealth statute to additional practitioners.
 Current Status:   1/12/2022 - added as coauthors Representatives Clere and Ziemke
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Committee on Public Health
1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Ann Vermilion
 
HB1142REPORTING OF INSUREDS' HEALTH INDICATORS. (VERMILION A) Requires an insurer to report aggregate information regarding certain health indicators of its covered individuals in Indiana to the department of insurance on an annual basis. Requires the department of insurance to publish the information on its Internet web site. Requires an insurer to provide its covered individuals and prospective covered individuals with notice of the published information. Requires an insurer to provide a self-funded health plan with the opportunity to include its information as part of the insurer's reported aggregate information.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Schaibley
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance
1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Ann Vermilion
 
HB1146ADOPTION TAX CREDIT STUDY AND EVALUATION. (DAVISSON J) Requires the commission on improving the status of children in Indiana to study and evaluate issues regarding the adoption tax credit, make findings and recommendations regarding the tax credit, including whether the credit amount needs to be increased, and submit a report with its findings and recommendations to the general assembly by November 1, 2022.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives DeVon, Clere, Summers
1/6/2022 - Authored By J. Davisson
 
HB1154STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH PLAN ADMINISTRATION. (GUTWEIN D) Requires the entity that administers the self-insurance programs providing group coverage to state employees and retired state employees to: (1) strive to keep the costs of providing health care through the self-insurance programs as low as reasonably possible; and (2) report to the budget committee once per year on its efforts to reduce and control health care costs. Requires a state employee health plan entered into, amended, or renewed after June 30, 2022, to provide for reimbursement of a provider by the insurer using a value based payment method.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Financial Institutions and Insurance
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Doug Gutwein
 
HB1158VARIOUS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MATTERS. (CLERE E) Allows an advanced practice registered nurse to sign certain individualized family service plans. Changes the composition and duties of the division of the disability and rehabilitative services advisory council. Requires the services for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities task force to establish a subcommittee to make recommendations to the task force regarding: (1) ways to minimize health and safety risks of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and (2) the feasibility of the division establishing a pilot program to create special service review teams to assist families or individuals in a crisis situation to identify available resources and sources of assistance. Provides that a pharmacist may be reimbursed for health care services that are eligible Medicaid claims. Requires that a pharmacist be reimbursed for Medicaid covered services at a federally qualified health center or rural health clinic. Modifies provisions concerning records and information about the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Repeals provisions concerning the following: (1) Reports to a health officer about a person who is believed to be a serious and present risk to the health of others. (2) Physician notification to: (A) a patient with a serious communicable disease; (B) a health officer; and (C) a person at risk. Requires the board of pharmacy to adopt emergency rules concerning the preparation, dispensing, and administration of clinician-administered drugs. Provides that emergency rules adopted by the board of pharmacy shall remain in place until final rules regarding clinician-administered drugs become effective. Excludes pharmacists who are part of a health care organization from the practice of medicine. Removes the requirement that a qualifying pharmacist is responsible for the legal operations of a pharmacy. Specifies responsibilities of pharmacists and pharmacy managers 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.) Allows an insurer that issues a policy of accident and sickness insurance to reimburse a pharmacist for a health care service provided by the pharmacist. Requires policies of accident and sickness insurance, health maintenance organization contracts, and pharmacy benefit managers to permit a covered individual to obtain a clinician-administered drug from the provider or pharmacy of the covered individual's choice. Prohibits policies of accident and sickness insurance, health maintenance organization contracts, and pharmacy benefit managers from interfering with a covered individual's right to choose where to obtain a clinician-administered drug through inducement, steering, or offering financial or other incentives. Requires the department of state revenue to add to its forms and schedules a box for a tax filer to check to request further information regarding health care coverage under a public health insurance program or qualified health plan. Adds pharmacists to the law concerning immunity for providing voluntary health care. Repeals certain offenses concerning: (1) notification, reporting, and investigation related to communicable diseases; and (2) the donation, sale, or transfer of semen that contains antibodies for HIV.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Olthoff, Davisson J., Shackleford
1/6/2022 - Authored By Edward Clere
 
HB1165CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDY COMMITTEE AND REFORM. (BARTLETT J) Establishes the criminal justice study committee (committee) to conduct a multiyear, comprehensive study of the criminal justice system. Establishes the criminal justice reform commission (commission). Provides for the: (1) membership; (2) membership terms; (3) appointing authorities; (4) quorum requirements; (5) reporting requirements; (6) member per diems; and (7) study topics; for the commission.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By John Bartlett
 
HB1168MEDICAL MARIJUANA. (LUCAS J) Permits the use of medical marijuana by persons with serious medical conditions as determined by their physician. Establishes a medical marijuana program to permit the cultivation, processing, testing, transportation, and dispensing of medical marijuana by holders of a valid permit. Requires the state department of health (state department) to implement and enforce the medical marijuana program. Requires that permit holders undertake steps to prevent diversion of medical marijuana to unauthorized persons. Requires that medical marijuana and medical marijuana products be properly labeled, placed in child resistant packaging, and tested by an independent testing laboratory before being made available for purchase. Prohibits packaging medical marijuana in a manner that is appealing to children. Authorizes research on medical marijuana in accordance with rules set forth by the state department. Prohibits discrimination against medical marijuana users. Prohibits harassment of medical marijuana users by law enforcement officers, and prohibits cooperation with federal law enforcement officials seeking to enforce federal laws that criminalize the use of marijuana authorized in Indiana. Establishes the medical marijuana oversight board to review appeals and grievances concerning the medical marijuana program. Provides a defense to prosecution for a person who operates a vehicle or motorboat with marijuana or its metabolite in the person's blood under certain conditions that involve medical marijuana. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Payne, VanNatter, Eberhart
1/6/2022 - Authored By Jim Lucas
 
HB1169DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH MATTERS. (CLERE E) 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 use 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. 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. 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 technical and conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/12/2022 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
1/12/2022 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 404
1/6/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Barrett, Lehman, Fleming
1/6/2022 - Authored By Edward Clere
 
HB1178IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING. (SUMMERS V) Provides that after December 31, 2023, a hospital that provides inpatient maternity services and a birthing center shall implement an evidence based implicit bias training program for all health care providers who regularly provide perinatal treatment and care to pregnant women at the hospital or birthing center. Requires the health care providers to complete the training one time every two years. Provides that after December 31, 2023, a practitioner must complete implicit bias training before renewal of a license in a health care profession. Provides an exemption for a license issued by the board of veterinary medical examiners. Provides that a practitioner is not required to complete implicit bias training more than one time every two years unless specified by the board that regulates the practitioner. Requires the board to approve and publish on its Internet web site organizations approved to offer the implicit bias training to a practitioner. Allows the board to grant the practitioner a hardship waiver from the training requirement. Provides that taking implicit bias training satisfies the requirements for both training at a hospital or birthing center and the license renewal requirements.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Vanessa Summers
 
HB1180CHILD CARE PROVIDER EMPLOYEES. (DEVON D) Requires the department of child services (department) to provide the criminal history check results obtained by the department in connection with an individual's employment with the department to a child caring institution, group home, or child placing agency (child care provider) with which the individual is employed or has applied for employment. 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. Provides that if: (1) an individual who applies for employment with a child care provider was previously employed by the child care provider; and (2) the child care provider still possesses the results of any criminal history check of the individual conducted in connection with the individual's previous employment with the child care provider; the criminal history check of the individual may be limited to a check of the state records of each state in which the individual resided after the date on which the individual's previous employment with the child care provider ended. Allows a child care provider to provide the criminal history check results obtained by the child care provider in connection with an individual's employment with the child care provider to another child care provider with which the individual is employed or has applied for employment.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - House Family, Children and Human Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 156-C
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - added as coauthors Representatives Cook, Goodrich, Clere
1/6/2022 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Dale DeVon
 
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:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Michael Karickhoff
 
HB1193OPIOID LITIGATION. (KARICKHOFF M) Amends the deadline by which a political subdivision may opt back in to an opioid litigation settlement. Limits the manner by which a political subdivision may pay for the costs, expenses, and attorney's fees 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 political subdivisions for treatment, education, and prevention programs for opioid use disorder. Removes certain requirements for the secretary of family and social services administration concerning the allocation of funds received from an opioid litigation settlement.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Michael Karickhoff
 
HB1194RISK BASED MANAGED CARE AND INTEGRATED CARE. (KARICKHOFF M) Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services (office of the secretary) to apply to the United States Department of Health and Human Services for a Medicaid waiver or state plan amendment to implement, not earlier than January 1, 2024, a fee for service integrated care model program for specified category of Medicaid recipients. Sets forth requirements of the program. Sets forth certain requirements, including contract requirements for any contract between the office of the secretary and specified entities, in the operation of a risk based managed care program or integrated care model program for the specified covered population.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Lehman, Barrett, Clere
1/6/2022 - Authored By Michael Karickhoff
 
HB1202PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS LICENSURE COMPACT. (ANDRADE M) Requires the behavioral health and human services licensing board to administer the professional counselors licensure compact (compact). Adopts the compact. Sets forth requirements of a member state. Sets forth the duties and authority of the counseling compact commission (commission). Allows a counselor in a home state to practice via telehealth in a member state. Allows each member state to have one delegate on the commission. Establishes the procedure to withdraw from the compact. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Olthoff
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Mike Andrade
 
HB1212MEDICAL AND ADULT USE CANNABIS. (TESHKA J) After marijuana is removed as a federal schedule I controlled substance, permits the use of cannabis by: (1) a person at least 21 years of age; and (2) a person with a serious medical condition as determined by the person's physician. Establishes the adult use cannabis excise tax, and requires a retailer to transfer the tax to the department of state revenue for deposit in the state general fund. Establishes a cannabis program to permit the cultivation, processing, testing, transportation, and sale of cannabis by holders of a valid permit. Establishes the Indiana cannabis commission (ICC) as a state agency to oversee, implement, and enforce the program, and establishes the ICC advisory committee to review the effectiveness of the program. Requires that permit holders take steps to prevent diversion of cannabis to unauthorized persons. Requires that cannabis and cannabis products be properly labeled, placed in child resistant packaging, and tested by an independent testing laboratory before being made available for purchase. Prohibits packaging cannabis in a manner that is appealing to children. Authorizes research on cannabis in accordance with rules set forth by the ICC. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Bartels, Hatfield, Payne
1/6/2022 - Authored By Jake Teshka
 
HB1213VICTIM ADVOCATE. (TESHKA J) Allows certain agents or employees of a law enforcement agency to serve as a victim advocate.
 Current Status:   1/12/2022 - House Courts and Criminal Code, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:30 AM, Rm. 156-C
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Coauthored by Representative Bauer M
1/6/2022 - Authored By Jake Teshka
 
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. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Jackson
1/13/2022 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
1/13/2022 - House Family, Children and Human Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 156-C
1/12/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Olthoff
1/11/2022 - added as coauthor Representative DeVon
1/6/2022 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Cindy Ziemke
 
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. Provides that, in the event that the parents of two or more schools within a school corporation submit a request for an assessment, the department shall conduct an assessment of each school within the school corporation. Provides that the governing body of a school corporation by resolution has the power to pay each member of the governing body a reasonable amount for service as a member. (Current law provides that the governing body of a school corporation by resolution has the power to pay each member of the governing body a reasonable amount for service as a member not to exceed $2,000.)
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Education
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Cook, Clere, DeLaney
1/6/2022 - Authored By J. Davisson
 
HB1230TELEMEDICINE SERVICES. (LINDAUER S) Expands the application of the telehealth statute to additional practitioners.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Shane Lindauer
 
HB1231EDUCATION MATTERS. (JACOB J) Defines "applicable school". Provides that a state agency, school corporation, or applicable school, or an employee of the state agency, school corporation, or applicable school acting in an official capacity, may not direct or otherwise compel students or a school employee to personally affirm, adopt, or adhere to certain tenets relating to the individual's sex or race. Provides that a state agency, school corporation, or applicable school, or an employee of the state agency, school corporation, or applicable school acting in an official capacity, may not require an employee of the state agency, school corporation, or applicable school to engage in training, orientation, or therapy that presents any form of racial or sex stereotyping or blame on the basis of sex or race. Requires each school corporation or applicable school to adopt a policy to allow a taxpayer to observe classroom instruction at any time requested by the taxpayer. Requires, not later than July 30, 2022, and not later than June 30 each year thereafter, each applicable school to post on the applicable school's Internet web site, in a manner that is accessible by the public, certain information regarding learning materials and educational activities. Requires the department of education (department) to develop and post on the department's Internet web site a model plan for presenting the learning material or educational activity information. Establishes procedures for a petitioner to file a complaint form alleging certain violations occurred within a school corporation or applicable school. Provides that a petitioner may appeal a school corporation's or applicable school's findings to the department. Requires the department to appoint an administrative law judge to adjudicate appeals. Requires the department to issue a final order. Requires the attorney general or the attorney general's designee to review a school corporation's or applicable school's findings or the department's final order. Provides that the attorney general may assess civil penalties if the attorney general determines a violation occurred. Provides that a school corporation or applicable school may not take retaliatory action against a petitioner or an individual related to or associated with the petitioner. Repeals provisions requiring the department to develop the children's social, emotional, and behavioral health plan. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Education
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Nisly and Borders
1/6/2022 - Authored By John Jacob
 
HB1232PARTIAL MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION. (PAYNE Z) Decriminalizes possession of two ounces or less of marijuana.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Teshka, Lucas, Eberhart
1/6/2022 - Authored By Zach Payne
 
HB1234OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE RECIPROCITY. (CARBAUGH M) Requires a board that issues a license for certain regulated occupations to issue a license to an individual who: (1) is licensed in another state or jurisdiction in the regulated occupation; (2) has established residency in Indiana; (3) has passed a substantially equivalent examination as determined by the appropriate board; (4) is and has been in good standing; (5) pays a fee; and (6) completes the licensure application form. Allows for a board that requires an applicant to submit to a national criminal history background check to maintain that requirement even if an individual who applies for a license for a regulated occupation meets all of the license endorsement requirements. Provides that nothing in this bill prevents or supersedes a: (1) compact; or (2) reciprocity or comity agreement; if established by the board or the general assembly. Provides that, if a board has entered into a national reciprocal or endorsement agreement or a reciprocal or endorsement agreement with one or more states, then those agreements remain in effect.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Martin Carbaugh
 
HB1239MUSIC AND ART THERAPY. (JUDY C) Provides that art therapy services provided by a licensed art therapist to an individual who receives mental health services or to an individual who receives services from a community mental health center are reimbursable under Medicaid. Provides for the licensure of music therapists, art therapists, and art therapist associates. Adds music therapists and art therapists to the behavioral health and human services licensing board (board). Creates the music therapist and art therapist sections of the board. Requires music therapists to be licensed. Establishes requirements and procedures for an individual to be licensed as a music therapist, art therapist, and art therapist associate. Prohibits a person who is not licensed as a music therapist, art therapist, or an art therapist associate from using certain titles or certain words in a title. Makes technical and conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Clere, VanNatter, Gore
1/6/2022 - Authored By Chris Judy
 
HB1241MILITARY FAMILY OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES. (MAY C) Provides that a military service applicant who has held an occupational license, certification, registration, or permit (license) in another jurisdiction for at least one year may qualify for an Indiana license. Removes the requirement that an applicant have a license for at least two of the five years preceding the date of the application. Provides that an applicant may not have a complaint or investigation pending before an occupational licensing board that relates to unprofessional conduct or an alleged crime. Provides that a military member's dependent may apply for an occupational license under the same conditions as a military member's spouse. Requires the board to issue a license to an applicant upon application based on work experience in another state if certain conditions are met. Allows an applicant to appeal a final determination of the board. Makes a technical correction.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Coauthored by Representative Bartels
1/6/2022 - Authored By Chris May
 
HB1254NEWBORN SCREENING REQUIREMENTS. (BARRETT B) Authorizes the perinatal genetics and genomics advisory committee (committee) to recommend an additional disorder to the newborn screening examination requirements in a manner prescribed by the state department of health (state department). Requires the addition of a disorder in this manner to be affirmed annually by the committee. Requires the state department to post any additional disorders to the newborn screening examination on the state department's Internet web site. Removes the requirement that the state department adopt rules to establish newborn screening fees and procedures for disbursement.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/12/2022 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
1/12/2022 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 404
1/6/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Brad Barrett
 
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:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Brad Barrett
 
HB1265PROHIBITING BULLYING IN SCHOOLS. (SMITH V) Requires the governing body of a school corporation to: (1) require a school corporation to prioritize the safety of a targeted student of an act of bullying; (2) require a school corporation to report an act of bullying to the parents of a targeted student within three business days and the parents of an alleged perpetrator within five business days after the incident is reported; (3) require a school corporation to approve the transfer of a targeted student of an act of bullying to another school in the school corporation; and (4) allow certain parents to review audiovisual materials that contain graphic sexual or violent content used in a bullying prevention or suicide prevention program.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to House Education
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Vernon Smith
 
HB1270NONPROFIT HOSPITAL AND INSURER REPORTING. (SCHAIBLEY D) Requires a nonprofit hospital with more than 100 beds to report annually specified financial information to the state department of health. Requires a nonprofit hospital and a health carrier to post and send certain information at least 45 days before a public forum. Modifies requirements concerning the: (1) date on which the public forum must be held; (2) topics that must be discussed at a public forum; (3) submission of questions and feedback at a public forum; and (4) use of technology to allow attendance through real time audio and video through the Internet. Requires the insurance commissioner to report to the legislative council if the federal Transparency in Health Coverage rule (federal rule) is repealed or enforcement is stopped. Requires health payers to continue to post pricing information in compliance with the federal rule after the federal rule is repealed or stopped. Modifies the definition of "health payer" for purposes of the all payer claims data base.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Donna Schaibley
 
HB1271HEALTH CARE PRIOR AUTHORIZATION. (SCHAIBLEY D) Provides that when a health plan makes an adverse determination in response to a health care provider's request for prior authorization of a health care service: (1) the health plan is required to provide the health care provider with an opportunity to have a peer to peer conversation with a clinical peer concerning the adverse determination; and (2) the peer to peer conversation opportunity must be provided not more than seven business days after the health plan receives the health care provider's request for the peer to peer conversation. Provides that after December 31, 2023: (1) if a health plan, during a six month evaluation period, approves at least 90% of a health care provider's requests for prior authorization for a particular type of health care service, the health plan may not require the health care provider to obtain prior authorization for that type of health care service for the entire duration of an exemption period of six calendar months immediately following the evaluation period; and (2) at the conclusion of the initial exemption period, the health plan shall continue a health care provider's exemption for consecutive periods of six months unless the health plan rescinds the health care provider's exemption; (3) a health plan's rescission of a health care provider's exemption must be based on: (A) a determination by a physician that, in cases randomly selected for review, less than 90% of the health care services provided by the health care provider met the health plan's medical necessity criteria; or (B) the health care provider committing health care provider fraud or the health care provider's license or legal authorization to provide health care services being suspended or revoked; (4) a health care provider whose exemption is rescinded may initiate a review of the rescission by an independent review panel; (5) the independent review panel is required to determine: (A) whether at least 90% of the health care services provided by the health care provider met the health plan's medical necessity criteria; or (B) whether the health care provider committed health care provider fraud or the health care provider's license or legal authorization to provide health care services is suspended or revoked; (6) the health plan is required to restore the health care provider's exemption if the independent review panel's determination is in favor of the health care provider; and (7) if a health care provider whose exemption is rescinded does not initiate a review or if the independent review panel's determination is not in favor of the health care provider, the health plan is not required to determine again whether the health care provider is entitled to an exemption until the first evaluation period beginning at least two years later. Requires the insurance commissioner to adopt rules.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to House Financial Institutions and Insurance
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Donna Schaibley
 
HB1275MEDICAID PROVIDERS AND MEDICAID ADMINISTRATION. (CLERE E) Allows a provider that has entered into a contract with a managed care organization, after exhausting any internal procedures of the managed care organization for provider grievances and appeals, to request an administrative appeal within the office of Medicaid policy and planning of the managed care organization's action in denying or reducing reimbursement for claims for covered services provided to an applicant, pending applicant, conditionally eligible individual, or member. Establishes a procedure for an administrative appeal, including a hearing before an administrative law judge that could be followed by agency review and then by judicial review. Prohibits a provision in a contract between a provider and a managed care organization that would negate or restrict the right of a provider to an administrative appeal and provides that such a contract provision is void and unenforceable. Repeals a provision under which Medicaid law is controlling when Medicaid law conflicts with insurance law. Provides that if the office of the secretary of family and social services or a contractor of the office fails to pay or denies a clean claim for any eligible Medicaid service within certain time limits due to the office or contractor incorrectly processing the clean claim because of errors attributable to the internal system of an insurer or managed care organization, the office or contractor may not assert that the provider failed to meet the timely filing requirements for the claim. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services (FSSA) to prepare a report that describes every type of report that must be prepared by a Medicaid contractor or managed care entity and submitted to FSSA or the office of Medicaid policy and planning. Specifies the information that must be contained in the report. Requires FSSA to submit the report to the Medicaid advisory committee (advisory committee) and the general assembly. Requires the advisory committee to hold public hearings on the report.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Barrett, Vermilion, Fleming
1/10/2022 - Authored By Edward Clere
 
HB1279RELEASE OF OFFENDER TO COUNTY OF RESIDENCE. (MOED J) Requires the department of correction to transport a released offender to the county of residence at the time of the conviction unless certain criteria are met.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Justin Moed
 
HB1284TELEHEALTH SERVICES. (LEDBETTER C) Requires a health care provider who provides telehealth services to obtain written health care consent for the provision of telehealth services. Requires a prescriber who provides telehealth services to a patient to conduct certain components of a physical examination and document the results in the patient's medical record. Allows a prescriber to issue a prescription for a controlled substance to a patient: (1) who is receiving services through the use of telehealth; and (2) who has been previously examined by the prescriber in person. Creates an exception by allowing a prescriber who specializes in psychiatry to issue a prescription for a controlled substance to a patient who is receiving psychiatric services through the use of telehealth.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Vermilion and Fleming
1/10/2022 - Authored By Cindy Ledbetter
 
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:   1/18/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/12/2022 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 10; Nays: 1;
1/12/2022 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 404
1/10/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Wendy McNamara
 
HB1302MEDICAID AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT. (OLTHOFF J) Removes medical equipment and supplies from the list of items or services for which the office of the secretary of family and services (office) may seek competitive bids for the Medicaid program. Establishes an appeal process for Medicaid providers concerning a determination that a claim was not a clean claim. Sets forth requirements of the appeals process. Specifies that the office, managed care organizations, subcontractors, and third party administrators must reimburse: (1) durable medical equipment; (2) complex rehabilitation technology; and (3) supplies; at a rate that is at least 100% of the rate in specified fee schedules. Requires the office to develop and implement a tool to assist in the determination of capped rental payments for certain items. Adds a member to the Medicaid advisory committee.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Coauthored by Representative Slager
1/11/2022 - Authored By Julie Olthoff
 
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:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Coauthored by Representative O'Brien
1/11/2022 - Authored By Doug Miller
 
HB1311CANNABIS LEGALIZATION. (ZIEMKE C) Establishes a procedure for the lawful production and sale of cannabis in Indiana. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Bartels, Moed, Summers
1/11/2022 - Authored By Cindy Ziemke
 
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.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Craig Snow
 
HB1338CHILD WELFARE PROVIDER PROTECTIONS. (SNOW C) Prohibits the state from discriminating against adoption agencies, foster parents, or adoptive parents on the basis of religious beliefs. Defines certain terms. Waives sovereign immunity for purposes of the prohibition, except that state courts retain immunity. Allows suit under these provisions without exhausting administrative remedies. Provides for a private right of action and civil remedies.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Craig Snow
 
HB1341INDUCING SUICIDE. (GORE M) Defines "individual with suicidal ideation" and "undue influence". Provides that a person who, with the intent to cause an individual to commit suicide, persuades, encourages, or induces the individual to commit suicide, commits inducing suicide, a Level 5 felony, if: (1) the person knows that the individual is an individual with suicidal ideation; (2) the person has undue influence over the individual; and (3) the individual commits or attempts to commit suicide. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Mitch Gore
 
HB1346PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS. (VERMILION A) Amends current requirements for a collaborative agreement between a physician and a physician assistant with the following: (1) the collaborative agreement must include limitations; (2) the collaborative agreement must set forth the method of collaboration between the physician and physician assistant; and (3) the collaborative agreement must be signed, updated annually, and made available to the medical licensing board of Indiana upon request. Provides that a written collaborative agreement between a physician assistant, who is employed by a certain health care facility or center, and a particular collaborating physician is not required. Requires a physician assistant employed by a certain health care facility or center to enter into a practice agreement with the health care facility or center that employs the physician assistant. Eliminates: (1) a prohibition against a physician collaborating with more than four physician assistants at the same time; (2) a requirement that a physician submit a collaborative agreement to the medical licensing board; and (3) a requirement that a collaborating physician and physician assistant submit a list of locations the physician and physician assistant will practice to the medical licensing board.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Ann Vermilion
 
HB1359JUVENILE LAW MATTERS. (MCNAMARA W) Provides that the commission on improving the status of children in Indiana (commission) shall create a statewide 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 program. Requires the statewide oversight body to, not later than January 1, 2023, submit a data collection plan, a plan for the use of certain screening tools and assessments, and a grant program plan to the commission and the legislative council. Requires the judicial conference of Indiana to develop statewide juvenile probation standards that are aligned with research based practices. Requires the board of directors of the judicial conference of Indiana to approve the standards by July 1, 2023. Defines "detention screening tool", "diagnostic assessment", "juvenile diversion", "restorative justice services", "risk and needs assessment tool", and "risk screening tool". 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 screening 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 screening tool, include in its juvenile 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 the legislative council before December 1 of each year that includes information about a court's use of a detention screening tool and reasons for a juvenile detention override. 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 shall receive at least three months of transitional services to support reintegration 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 data collected 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. Beginning July 1, 2023, establishes the juvenile diversion and community alternatives grant programs, juvenile diversion and community alternatives programs fund, juvenile behavioral health competitive grant pilot program, and the juvenile behavioral health competitive grant pilot program fund. 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 the legislative council before December 1 of each year that details certain performance measures that counties receiving grants must collect and report. Requires the office to administer the statewide juvenile justice data aggregation plan. Makes conforming changes. Makes a technical correction.
 Current Status:   1/19/2022 - House Courts and Criminal Code, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:30 AM, Rm. 156-C
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Cook, Davis, Shackleford
1/11/2022 - Authored By Wendy McNamara
 
HB1363VARIOUS DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SERVICES CHANGES. (YOUNG J) Removes the filing requirement for a verified parental participation petition before the juvenile court can proceed to disposition. Makes certain changes regarding the department changing a child's out-of-home placement. Adds department of child services employees to the list of individuals who may raise a defense for possession of child pornography for acts performed solely within the scope of the individual's employment.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By John Young
 
HB1369SENTENCING. (MORRIS R) Allows an inmate to petition for relief from the inmate's sentence for certain offenses committed before July 1, 2014. Reduces the number of consecutive years that an inmate must be confined to the custody of the department, for an offense committed before July 1, 2014, before the department identifies the inmate to the parole board and provides the parole board with the inmate's offender progress report. Provides that upon recommendation by the department, the parole board may consider certain factors and discharge an inmate if: (1) the inmate has served a sentence for an offense that was committed before July 1, 2014, that meets or exceeds 75% of the current advisory sentence, including any credit time earned or accrued, for the offense on the date the inmate files for a petition for discharge; or (2) the inmate has served a sentence for an offense that was committed before July 1, 2014, that meets or exceeds 75% of the maximum sentence for the same offense that the inmate is currently petitioning for relief. Provides that when determining whether an inmate has served 75% of the inmate's sentence, the parole board shall consider: (1) the substantially equivalent offense committed before July 1, 2014; and (2) any enhancing circumstances.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - House Courts and Criminal Code, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, House Chamber
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Coauthored by Representative McNamara
1/11/2022 - Authored By Robert Morris
 
HB1379BAN ON SALE OF FLAVORED TOBACCO AND E-LIQUIDS. (JACKSON C) Prohibits the sale of flavored tobacco products and their components, including: (1) cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco; and (2) tobacco products that have a characterizing flavor. Provides that a person or entity that sells a flavored tobacco product commits a Class C misdemeanor and may have the person's tobacco sales certificate revoked by the alcohol and tobacco commission.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Public Policy
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Coauthored by Representative Vermilion
1/11/2022 - Authored By Carolyn Jackson
 
HB1384PURCHASE OF INSULIN NEEDLES. (ROWRAY E) Provides that the Indiana board of pharmacy (board) may not establish limitations on the quantity of hypodermic syringes, needles, or insulin that may be dispensed to a patient or purchaser for the treatment of diabetes. Requires the board to amend an administrative rule.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - First Reading
1/13/2022 - Authored By Elizabeth Rowray
 
HB1387PREVENTION OF ELDER ABUSE. (LAUER R) Precludes certain individuals who have been convicted of a battery offense or neglect of a dependent from providing certain types of in-home care for compensation.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - First Reading
1/13/2022 - Authored By Ryan Lauer
 
HB1389VARIOUS EDUCATION MATTERS. (JUDY C) Defines a "qualified school". Provides that a student shall not be required to participate in a personal analysis, an evaluation, or a survey that is established or administered by: (1) a school corporation; (2) a school; (3) the department of education (department); or (4) a third party vendor of a school corporation, a school, or the department; without the prior consent of the student if the student is an adult or an emancipated minor or the prior written consent of the student's parent if the student is an unemancipated minor. (Current law provides that a student shall not be required to participate in a personal analysis, an evaluation, or a survey that is not directly related to academic instruction and that reveals or attempts to affect the student's attitudes, habits, traits, opinions, beliefs, or feelings concerning certain matters without the prior consent of the student if the student is an adult or an emancipated minor or the prior written consent of the student's parent if the student is an unemancipated minor.) Provides that a state agency, state educational institution, school corporation, or qualified school, or an employee of the state agency, state educational institution, school corporation, or qualified school acting in an official capacity, may not include or promote certain concepts as part of a course of instruction or in a curriculum or direct or otherwise compel a school employee or student to adhere to certain tenets relating to the individual's sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation. Defines an "operator". Establishes online privacy protection requirements to protect the disclosure of certain information of a student of a school corporation or qualified school by an operator. Provides that a student shall not be required to participate in a personal analysis, evaluation, or survey that reveals or attempts to affect the student's attitudes, habits, traits, opinions, beliefs, or feelings without parental consent. Provides that before a school corporation or qualified school may provide or administer school psychology services to a student, the school must provide the parent of the student or the student, if the student is an adult or an emancipated minor, with a written request for consent to provide or administer school psychology services. Establishes procedures for a petitioner to file a complaint form alleging that certain violations occurred within a school corporation or applicable school. Provides that a petitioner may appeal a school corporation's or applicable school's findings to the department. Requires the department to appoint an administrative law judge to adjudicate appeals. Requires the department to issue a final order. Requires the attorney general or the attorney general's designee to review a school corporation's or applicable school's findings or the department's final order. Provides that the attorney general may assess civil penalties if the attorney general determines a violation occurred. Provides that a school corporation or applicable school may not take retaliatory action against a petitioner or an individual related to or associated with the petitioner.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Education
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - First Reading
1/13/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Goodrich and Morris
1/13/2022 - Authored By Chris Judy
 
HB1393STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AUDIT DISPUTES. (BAIRD B) Provides that if a business entity is audited by the state department of health and the business entity disputes the results of the audit, the business entity is entitled to have the dispute resolved by a dispute resolution panel.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - First Reading
1/13/2022 - Authored By Beau Baird
 
HB1396BOARD OF DIRECTORS DIVERSITY. (PACK R) Provides that a board of directors that consists of more than four individuals but less than 10 individuals must contain at least two individuals who are underrepresented individuals. Provides that a board of directors that consists of more than nine individuals must contain at least three individuals who are underrepresented individuals.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - First Reading
1/13/2022 - Authored By Renee Pack
 
HB1405STUDY THE LEGALIZATION OF RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA. (AUSTIN T) Establishes the marijuana policy study commission to study the economic and social impacts of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Requires the commission to issue a report not later than November 1, 2023.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Public Policy
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - First Reading
1/13/2022 - Authored By Terri Jo Austin
 
HB1408PROHIBITION ON COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATES. (BROWN T) Prohibits a governmental entity or an employer from implementing, requiring, or otherwise enforcing a COVID-19 immunization mandate. Authorizes the department of labor to: (1) investigate any complaints of a violation; and (2) issue a fine for a violation. Establishes an unlawful employment practice for an employer to require a COVID-19 immunization as a condition of employment or to fail to hire, discharge, penalize, or otherwise discriminate against an employee or prospective employee because of an employee's COVID-19 immunization status. Provides for a civil cause of action if an individual suffers an injury as a result of a violation or threatened violation.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - First Reading
1/13/2022 - Authored By Timothy Brown
 
HB1412ELIGIBILITY FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE. (MAY C) Requires the division of family resources (division) of the family and social services administration (FSSA) to: (1) enter into information sharing agreements with: (A) the state lottery commission; (B) the state department of health; (C) the department of workforce development; (D) the department of state revenue; and (E) the department of correction; and (2) review information received by FSSA with regard to individuals receiving assistance under the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); for purposes of determining the continuing SNAP eligibility of individuals receiving SNAP assistance. Allows the division to enter into an agreement with any other public or private entity for purposes of obtaining information pertinent to determining the continuing SNAP eligibility of individuals receiving SNAP assistance. Requires the division, in cooperation with state or federal law enforcement entities as necessary, to annually conduct an onsite inspection of each retailer located in Indiana that participates in the electronic benefits transfer (EBT) program for purposes of identifying fraudulent EBT transactions. Requires a household receiving SNAP assistance to report a change in circumstances affecting the household's SNAP eligibility to the division not later than 10 days after the household becomes aware of the change. Requires the division to post on the division's Internet web site aggregated, nonconfidential, nonidentifying information regarding the division's findings of noncompliance and fraud with regard to the SNAP program. Prohibits consideration of noncash or in-kind public assistance benefits for purposes of determining an individual's categorical eligibility for SNAP assistance. Requires FSSA to: (1) enter into information sharing agreements with: (A) the state lottery commission; (B) the state department of health; (C) the department of workforce development; (D) the department of state revenue; and (E) the department of correction; and (2) review information received by FSSA with regard to individuals receiving Medicaid; for purposes of determining the continuing Medicaid eligibility of individuals receiving Medicaid. Allows FSSA to enter into an agreement with any other public or private entity for purposes of obtaining information pertinent to determining the continuing Medicaid eligibility of individuals receiving Medicaid. Requires FSSA to request approval from the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services for a waiver allowing FSSA to: (1) deny benefits under; and (2) prohibit reenrollment in; Medicaid for not less than six months for a nondisabled, nonpregnant individual not less than 19 years of age and not more than 64 years of age who fails to report to FSSA changes in circumstances that affect the individual's Medicaid eligibility. Requires FSSA to post on FSSA's Internet web site aggregated, nonconfidential, nonidentifying information regarding FSSA's findings of noncompliance and fraud with regard to the Medicaid program. Prohibits a county office of the division from: (1) determining an individual's Medicaid eligibility based solely on a determination regarding the individual's eligibility for Medicaid made by a health benefit exchange established under the federal Affordable Care Act; or (2) accepting for purposes of determining an individual's eligibility for Medicaid the individual's attestation as to the individual's income, age, household composition, status as a caretaker, familial relationships, or receipt of benefits under another state or federal assistance program.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - First Reading
1/13/2022 - Coauthored by Representative DeVon
1/13/2022 - Authored By Chris May
 
HB1414BAIL. (HATCHER R) Prohibits a court from requiring an arrestee to pay bail as a condition of pretrial release, unless: (1) the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that the arrestee is a flight risk or danger to the community; (2) the arrestee is charged with murder or treason; (3) the arrestee is on pretrial release not related to the incident that is the basis for the present arrest; or (4) the arrestee is on probation, parole, or other community supervision. Requires that the amount of bail be the lowest amount required, based on the defendant's financial circumstances, to assure the arrestee's appearance at trial and to protect the community.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - First Reading
1/13/2022 - Authored By Ragen Hatcher
 
SB3ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY. (CHARBONNEAU E) 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). 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 a physician assistant, nurse, respiratory care practitioner, or pharmacist license. 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.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Melton
1/13/2022 - added as second author Senator Holdman
1/12/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/12/2022 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/12/2022 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Ed Charbonneau
 
SB5RECIPROCITY. (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. 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 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.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/12/2022 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/12/2022 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
1/11/2022 - added as second author Senator Charbonneau
1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Liz Brown
 
SB6BAIL FOR VIOLENT ARRESTEES. (YOUNG M) Defines "violent arrestee" and "minimum bail amount", and requires: (1) a court to review the probable cause affidavit or arrest warrant before releasing a violent arrestee on bail; (2) bail to be set following a hearing in open court; and (3) a violent arrestee released on bail to pay 100% of the minimum bail amount by cash deposit. Prohibits a third party who is not a close relative of the violent arrestee from posting bail for the violent arrestee.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 130
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:00 AM, Rm. 130
1/4/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Baldwin
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Senators Walker K and Crider
1/4/2022 - Authored By Michael Young
 
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 jurisdiction, duties, and responsibilities of law enforcement agencies operating in downtown Indianapolis.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 130
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:00 AM, Rm. 130
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Senators Crider and Young M
1/4/2022 - Authored By Jack Sandlin
 
SB8NONPROFIT BAIL FUNDING. (FREEMAN A) Allows a charitable organization to pay bail on behalf of a defendant if the organization meets certain criteria. Exempts from the certification requirement a charitable organization that pays bail for not more than two individuals in any 180 day period. Provides that if money or bonds have been set, bail by surety may be substituted for the money or bonds at any time before a breach. Prohibits the state and a political subdivision from: (1) posting bail for any person; or (2) providing a grant to any entity that provides funding for any person. Requires a court to apply the bail to certain court costs. Prohibits an entity that has received a grant from the state or a political subdivision from posting bail for any person or providing a grant, directly or indirectly, to an entity that posts bail for any person.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 130
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:00 AM, Rm. 130
1/4/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Baldwin
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Senators Young M and Sandlin
1/4/2022 - Authored By Aaron Freeman
 
SB9ELECTRONIC MONITORING STANDARDS. (WALKER K) Establishes standards, including staffing minimums and 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. Makes conforming amendments. Provides that a defendant commits escape if the defendant disables or interferes with the operation of an electronic monitoring device. (Under current law, the defendant commits the offense by removing an electronic monitoring device.) Requires a court to revoke the bail of a defendant who commits escape.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 130
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:00 AM, Rm. 130
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Senators Sandlin and Freeman
1/4/2022 - Authored By Kyle Walker
 
SB10MARION COUNTY VIOLENT CRIME REDUCTION PILOT. (CRIDER M) Establishes the: (1) Marion County violent crime reduction pilot project; and (2) Marion County violent crime reduction pilot project fund; to identify violent crime reduction districts in Marion County and to provide grants for overtime and additional law enforcement services in the violent crime reduction districts. Defines "violent crime reduction district".
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 130
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Baldwin
1/11/2022 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:00 AM, Rm. 130
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Senators Freeman and Walker K
1/4/2022 - Authored By Michael Crider
 
SB31WORKPLACE COVID-19 IMMUNIZATION. (KRUSE D) Prohibits an employer from requiring, as a condition of employment, an employee or prospective employee to receive an immunization against COVID-19 if the immunization would pose a significant risk to the employee's or prospective employee's health or if receiving the immunization is against the employee's religious beliefs. Allows for a civil action against an employer for a violation.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Tomes
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - added as second author Senator Raatz
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Dennis Kruse
 
SB34PROHIBITED SERVICES RELATING TO CARE OF MINORS. (KRUSE D) Prohibits specified health care professionals from: (1) performing certain medical procedures on a minor; or (2) subjecting a minor to certain activities; that purposely attempt to change, reinforce, or affirm a minor's perception of the minor's own sexual attraction or sexual behavior, or attempt to change, reinforce, or affirm a minor's gender identity when the identity is inconsistent with the minor's biological sex.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Tomes
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - added as second author Senator Raatz
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Dennis Kruse
 
SB36AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY COMPACT. (KRUSE D) Adopts 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, 2023. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/19/2022 - Senate Education and Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Senate Chamber
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Tomes
1/12/2022 - Senate Education and Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 2:00 PM, Senate Chamber
1/11/2022 - added as third author Senator Raatz
1/6/2022 - added as second author Senator Rogers
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Dennis Kruse
 
SB63EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY. (FORD J) Extends certain antidiscrimination educational rights statutes to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By J.D. Ford
 
SB75COLD BEER SALES. (BOOTS P) Repeals provisions that prohibit a grocery store (including a convenience store) or a drug store from selling and delivering cold beer for carryout. Removes references to the temperature of beer. Makes stylistic changes.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Public Policy
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Philip Boots
 
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; and (4) the method of suicide or overdose, including the type of weapon used. 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:   1/18/2022 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - added as third author Senator Charbonneau
1/12/2022 - added as second author Senator Becker
1/12/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/12/2022 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
1/12/2022 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Jean Leising
 
SB88PRESCRIPTION DRUG REBATES AND PRICING. (CHARBONNEAU E) Provides that the defined cost sharing for a prescription drug under a covered individual's health insurance coverage must be calculated at the point of sale and based on a price that is reduced by an amount equal to at least 85% of all rebates received by the insurer in connection with the dispensing or administration of the prescription drug.
 Current Status:   1/19/2022 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - added as second author Senator Becker
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Ed Charbonneau
 
SB94SENTENCE MODIFICATION. (BOHACEK M) Establishes a procedure to allow certain inmates in the department of correction (department) an additional opportunity to request sentence modification from the sentencing court if the department has recommended sentence modification. Requires that an inmate who receives sentence modification be placed under supervision of: (1) a community transition program; (2) a court; (3) community corrections program; or (4) a supervised reentry program.
 Current Status:   1/12/2022 - Referred to House
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Buck
1/11/2022 - added as second author Senator Young M
1/11/2022 - Cosponsor: Representative Negele
1/11/2022 - House sponsor: Representative Clere
1/11/2022 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 10: yeas 34, nays 12
1/11/2022 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
1/10/2022 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
1/10/2022 - Amendment #1 (Bohacek) prevailed; voice vote
1/10/2022 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/6/2022 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/4/2022 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 7; Nays: 2;
1/4/2022 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Rm. 130
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Mike Bohacek
 
SB103VEHICLE BILL. (TAYLOR G) None
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Greg Taylor
 
SB112MEDICAID ADVISORY COMMITTEE. (DONATO S) Adds one member representing the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, to the Medicaid advisory committee.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Stacey Donato
 
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 schools. Requires state accredited nonpublic schools to comply with the dyslexia screening and intervention provisions. 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:   1/19/2022 - Senate Education and Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Senate Chamber
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - Senate Education and Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 2:00 PM, Senate Chamber
1/4/2022 - added as second author Senator Houchin
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Aaron Freeman
 
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:   1/18/2022 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/12/2022 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 11; Nays: 0;
1/12/2022 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 2:00 PM, Rm. 130
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Michael Young
 
SB136DENTAL PLANS AND ACCESS TO DENTAL NETWORKS. (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. Provides that a dental plan violates this prohibition by requiring a dental provider to provide a dental service to a covered individual at a fee amount set by the dental plan or subject to the dental plan's approval even if the dental service is a covered service if the coverage of the dental service is merely nominal or de minimis coverage. 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. Provides that a contracting entity (a dental carrier, a third party administrator, or another person that enters into a provider network contract with providers of dental services) may not grant a third party access to the provider network contract or to dental services or contractual discounts provided pursuant to the provider network contract unless certain conditions are satisfied. Provides that when a provider network contract is entered into or renewed, or when there are material modifications to a provider network contract, any dental service provider that is a party to the provider network contract must be allowed to choose not to participate in the third party access. Prohibits a contracting entity from: (1) altering the rights or status under a provider network contract of a provider that chooses not to participate in third party access; or (2) rejecting a provider as a party to a provider network contract because the provider chose not to participate in third party access. 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:   1/18/2022 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Bassler
1/12/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/12/2022 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 7; Nays: 1;
1/12/2022 - Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 130
1/11/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Koch
1/11/2022 - added as second author Senator Doriot
1/5/2022 - Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 130
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Andy Zay
 
SB140ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES. (LEISING J) Prohibits a state employee health plan, a state educational institution employee health plan, an accident and sickness insurance policy, and a health maintenance organization contract from requiring authorization for covered early intervention services under an individualized family service plan signed by an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). Provides for an application for a waiver from certain requirements applying to certain intrastate motor carrier drivers who are insulin dependent diabetics to be signed by an APRN. Provides that an individual who is subject to epileptic seizures may not be denied a driver's license or permit if the individual provides certain documentation from an APRN. Provides for an APRN to sign an order or referral for physical therapy. Adds an APRN to the providers who may perform an examination and provide a statement concerning an injured employee for purposes of worker's compensation claims. Allows an APRN to affirm that an applicant has a temporary disability for purposes of a waiver from continuing education requirements to work on certain lift devices. Requires a health insurance plan to provide coverage for diabetes self-management training ordered by an APRN. Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Jean Leising
 
SB151SCHOLARSHIP FOR MINORITY STUDENTS IN HEALTH CARE. (BREAUX J) Establishes the scholarship for minority students pursuing health care careers (scholarship) and the minority students pursuing health care careers fund (fund). Provides that the commission for higher education (commission) administers the scholarship program and the fund. Prescribes qualifications necessary to: (1) receive an initial scholarship; and (2) qualify for renewal of the scholarship. Provides that the amount of the scholarship awarded for an academic year is the lesser of: (1) the balance of the scholarship recipient's total cost of attendance for the academic year after the application of any other financial assistance for which the scholarship recipient qualifies; or (2) $4,000. Requires a scholarship recipient to enter into a written agreement with the commission to: (1) use the scholarship solely to fund a course of study resulting in a degree or certificate that enables the individual to practice as a health care professional in Indiana; (2) apply for a position as a health care professional in Indiana following the individual's licensure or certification as a health care professional; and (3) if hired, practice as a health care professional in Indiana for at least three years. Requires a scholarship recipient to repay the scholarship if the scholarship recipient fails to: (1) complete the scholarship recipient's program of study; or (2) complete the terms of the scholarship recipient's agreement with the commission. Annually appropriates to the fund from the state general fund an amount sufficient to carry out the purposes of the scholarship program. Requires the commission to report to the general assembly not later than December 1, 2026, regarding the effect of the scholarship program.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Jean Breaux
 
SB154MEDICAID ADVISORY COMMITTEE. (BREAUX J) Adds a member to the Medicaid advisory committee who represents an organization that serves underserved or minority communities.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Jean Breaux
 
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. Removes the requirement that money paid for a human trafficking victim or for an act performed by a human trafficking victim be paid to a third party. Increases the penalty for human trafficking to 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.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 130
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - added as third author Senator Houchin
1/10/2022 - added as second author Senator Ford Jon
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Michael Crider
 
SB160CHILD CARE STUDY. (YODER S) Defines "child care desert". Requires the division of family resources (division) to identify child care deserts in Indiana and perform a longitudinal study on the effect that funding has on child care in Indiana. Requires that the division submit an annual report to the general assembly.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Shelli Yoder
 
SB162COMMISSION TO COMBAT SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER. (YODER S) Changes the name of the Indiana commission to combat drug abuse to the Indiana commission to combat substance use disorder.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Shelli Yoder
 
SB167EDUCATION MATTERS. (BALDWIN S) Defines a "qualified school". Requires each qualified school to post educational activities and curricular materials on the school's Internet web site. Provides that public records that are available on a qualified school's Internet web site shall be excepted from public record requests for individuals that have access to the school's Internet web site at the discretion of the qualified school. Requires the school corporation or qualified school to add functionality that allows parents of students in the school corporation to opt in to or opt out of certain educational activities and curricular materials under certain conditions. Provides that the governing body of a school corporation shall create a curricular materials advisory committee (committee) comprised of parents, teachers, administrators, and community members. Requires the committee to submit recommendations regarding curricular materials and educational activities to the governing body of a school corporation. Provides parameters for the composition of the committee, the appointment of committee members, and the appointment of a committee chairperson. Requires the governing body to create educational activities and curricular materials review, discussion, and recommendation procedures for the committee. Provides that the committee shall meet a certain number of times annually. Provides that a state agency, state educational institution, school corporation, or qualified school or an employee of the state agency, state educational institution, school corporation, or qualified school acting in an official capacity may not include or promote certain concepts as part of a course of instruction or in a curriculum or direct or otherwise compel a school employee or student to adhere to certain tenets relating to the individual's sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation. Provides that a state agency, school corporation, qualified school, or state educational institution or an employee of the state agency, school corporation, qualified school, or state educational institution acting in an official capacity may not require an employee of the school corporation, qualified school, or state educational institution to engage in training, orientation, or therapy that presents any form of racial or sex stereotyping or blame on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation. Provides that a student shall not be required to participate in a personal analysis, an evaluation, or a survey that reveals or attempts to affect the student's attitudes, habits, traits, opinions, beliefs, or feelings without parental consent. Provides that, if a school corporation or qualified school uses a third party vendor in providing a personal analysis, evaluation, or survey that reveals, identifies, collects, maintains or attempts to affect a student's attitudes, habits, traits, opinions, beliefs, or feelings, the third party vendor and the school corporation or qualified school may not collect or maintain the responses to or results of the analysis, evaluation, or survey in a manner that would identify the responses or results of an individual student. Provides that before a school corporation or qualified school may provide or administer certain mental, social-emotional, or psychological services to a student, the school must provide the parent of the student or the student, if the student is an adult or an emancipated minor, with a written request for consent to provide or administer certain mental, social-emotional, or psychological services. Makes changes to the definition of "sexually explicit" for the purpose of trade regulation. Removes schools and certain public libraries from the list of entities eligible for a specified defense to criminal prosecutions alleging: (1) the dissemination of material harmful to minors; or (2) a performance harmful to minors. Adds colleges and universities to the entities eligible for a specified defense to criminal prosecutions alleging: (1) the dissemination of material harmful to minors; or (2) a performance harmful to minors.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Kruse
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Gaskill
1/6/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Freeman
1/5/2022 - Senate Education and Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:30 AM, Senate Chamber
1/4/2022 - added as coauthors Senators Rogers and Crane
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Scott Baldwin
 
SB171TEACHERS AND COUNSELORS. (FORD J) Requires the department of education (department) to establish and maintain a data base of information concerning employees of public schools who were physically injured while on the job by students of the public schools. Requires public schools to provide information concerning an employee of a public school who was physically injured while on the job by a student of the public school. Requires: (1) teacher preparation programs to include content within the curriculum regarding; and (2) certain teacher training to include training on; conflict deescalation techniques and conflict prevention and intervention strategies. Provides that each school corporation and charter school that receives or has received funds from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER funds) shall prioritize the use of any ESSER funds the school corporation or charter school, after June 30, 2022, has or receives for hiring additional: (1) licensed school counselors; (2) licensed social workers; or (3) licensed school psychologists. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on education the task of studying the impediments that may exist for underrepresented groups in seeking to become teachers and other licensed school employees.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By J.D. Ford
 
SB172BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS SERVICES. (FORD J) Adds one member to the behavior analyst committee (committee). Requires the state department of health to inspect at least one time per year each facility where a licensed behavior analyst practices behavior analysis. Requires the committee to recommend proposed rules to the medical licensing board of Indiana concerning standards for the annual inspections.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By J.D. Ford
 
SB174STUDENT HEALTH. (FORD J) Requires the governing body of a school corporation or chief administrative officer of a nonpublic school system to authorize the absence and excuse of a student due to the student's mental or behavioral health concerns. Limits the number of excused absences for mental or behavioral health concerns, without documentation, to three instructional days in a school year. Allows a student to be excused for more than three instructional days if the student provides certain documentation. Requires that a school selected to participate in the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behaviors Survey or a successor survey participate in the survey. Provides that the commission for higher education shall, before January 1, 2023, work with the statewide suicide prevention coordinator to develop a suicide prevention training for students at each state educational institution (institution). Requires each student at an institution, after July 1, 2023, to participate in the training in the student's first year at the institution. Requires each institution to collect and report certain information concerning suicide prevention to the statewide suicide prevention coordinator. Establishes a mental health and suicide prevention in higher education task force (task force). Provides that the task force shall create a statewide suicide prevention resource guide for institutions. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By J.D. Ford
 
SB175MEDICAL CANNABIS. (FORD J) Defines "medical cannabis", specifies that the term does not include smokable cannabis or cannabis mixed with a food product, and permits the use of medical cannabis by a person with a qualifying medical condition as determined by the person's physician. Establishes a medical cannabis program (program) to permit the cultivation, processing, testing, transportation, and dispensing of medical cannabis by holders of a valid permit. Establishes the Indiana cannabis commission (commission) as a state agency to oversee, implement, and enforce the program, and establishes the commission advisory committee to review the effectiveness of the program. Requires that permit holders take steps to prevent diversion of cannabis to unauthorized persons. Requires that medical cannabis be properly labeled, placed in child resistant packaging, and tested by an independent testing laboratory before being made available for purchase. Prohibits packaging medical cannabis in a manner that is appealing to children. Authorizes research on medical cannabis in accordance with rules set forth by the commission. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Commerce and Technology
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By J.D. Ford
 
SB181DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION MATTERS. (FREEMAN A) 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.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Aaron Freeman
 
SB189PHARMACIST CONTRACEPTIVE PRESCRIPTIONS. (GLICK S) Allows pharmacists who meet certain requirements to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives (contraceptives). Establishes requirements for pharmacists who prescribe and dispense contraceptives. Requires the Indiana board of pharmacy (board) to adopt rules. Requires health plans to provide coverage for contraceptives and certain services. Establishes an exception for nonprofit religious employers. Requires the board to issue an annual report to the legislative council.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Susan Glick
 
SB194CREDIT TIME FOR PRETRIAL HOME DETENTION. (POL JR. R) Provides that credit time earned for pretrial home detention is the same as credit time earned for pretrial incarceration.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Rodney Pol Jr
 
SB197CANNABIS REGULATION. (POL JR. R) Establishes the cannabis compliance advisory committee to review and evaluate certain rules, laws, and programs. Establishes the cannabis compliance commission to regulate all forms of legal cannabis in Indiana, including hemp and low THC hemp extract. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Commerce and Technology
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Rodney Pol Jr
 
SB209DRUG SCHEDULES. (YOUNG M) Adds specified substances to the schedule I list of controlled substances.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 130
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Michael Young
 
SB215MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION AND SCREENINGS. (MRVAN F) Requires a school corporation's health education curriculum to include mental health wellness education. Provides that the governing body of a school corporation may provide mental health screenings to students. Provides that the department of education shall provide a school corporation with resources regarding mental health wellness upon request by the school corporation.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Frank Mrvan
 
SB226MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS. (DONATO S) Decreases the number of experiential practice hours required to obtain a license as a marriage and family therapist or a therapist associate. Specifies that the hours must be completed during at least 12 months.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Stacey Donato
 
SB227STUDY OF LOGANSPORT STATE HOSPITAL. (DONATO S) Urges the legislative council to assign the task of studying the Logansport State Hospital's operations to an appropriate study committee.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Stacey Donato
 
SB231MEDICAL MARIJUANA. (TAYLOR G) Establishes a medical marijuana program (program), and permits caregivers and patients who have received a physician recommendation to possess a certain quantity of marijuana for treatment of certain medical conditions. Establishes a regulatory agency to oversee the program, and creates the regulatory agency advisory committee to review the effectiveness of the program and to consider recommendations from the regulatory agency. Authorizes the regulatory agency to grant research licenses to research facilities with a physical presence in Indiana. Repeals the controlled substance excise tax and the marijuana eradication program. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Commerce and Technology
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Greg Taylor
 
SB243PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FOR ADDICTION TREATMENT. (WALKER K) Provides that Medicaid, a policy of accident and sickness insurance, and a health maintenance organization contract may not require prior authorization for a non-opioid prescription drug that is approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for opioid withdrawal symptoms.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Kyle Walker
 
SB247REPORT ON 911 AND REGIONALIZED TRAUMA SYSTEMS. (WALKER K) Requires the department of homeland security, the state department of health, 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:   1/18/2022 - Senate Homeland Security and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 233
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Homeland Security and Transportation
1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Kyle Walker
 
SB249HEALTH INSURANCE TRANSPARENCY. (BROWN L) Requires the commissioner of the department of insurance to provide an order directing the discontinuance of an illegal, unauthorized, or unsafe practice of an insurance company. Amends the deadlines by which a health plan must respond to a prior authorization request. Provides that a health plan may not require a participating provider to seek prior authorization for a particular health service if the health plan approved at least 90% of the prior authorization requests for the particular health service in the previous six month period. Requires a health plan to post notice of a technical issue with its claims submission system on the health plan's Internet web site. Requires a health plan to post on its Internet web site not later than February 1 of each year: (1) the 30 most frequently submitted CPT codes in the previous calendar year; and (2) the percentage of the 30 most frequently submitted CPT codes that were approved in the previous calendar year. Requires a health plan to provide annual and quarterly financial statements to the department of insurance. Establishes an approval process for a health plan's proposed premium rate increase of 5% or greater as compared to the previous calendar year. Requires an insurer and a health maintenance organization to provide a contracted provider with a current reimbursement rate schedule: (1) every two years; and (2) when three or more CPT code rates change in a 12 month period. Requires an insurer and a health maintenance organization to provide a contracted provider with notice of a proposed material change to the agreement between the insurer or health maintenance organization and the contracted provider at least 90 days prior to the proposed effective date. Establishes requirements for the contents of a notice of a proposed material change. Requires an insurer or health maintenance organization to provide a contracted provider with notice at least 15 days prior to a change to an existing prior authorization, precertification, notification, referral program, edit program, or specific edits.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Liz Brown
 
SB250HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS. (BROWN L) Removes language allowing an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) to: (1) certify that an individual has a permanent disability for purposes of obtaining a permanent parking placard; and (2) enter or sign a record on a death into the Indiana death registration system. Provides that an APRN who operates in collaboration with a licensed practitioner shall operate within a 75 mile radius of the licensed practitioner's primary practice location or residence. Requires an APRN and the APRN's collaborating practitioner to meet quarterly. Requires certain practitioners to wear an identification badge. Sets forth the requirements of the identification badge. Requires the program established by the medical licensing board of Indiana under which an APRN who meets certain requirements may prescribe drugs to require drug prescribing supervision and drug prescribing guidelines. Requires an APRN to include on each form the APRN uses to prescribe a legend drug certain information concerning the APRN's supervising practitioner. Sets forth requirements concerning the number of APRNs and physician assistants to whom a physician may delegate prescriptive authority.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Liz Brown
 
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:   1/18/2022 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/12/2022 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/12/2022 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
1/10/2022 - added as second author Senator Charbonneau
1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Liz Brown
 
SB264ADMINISTRATIVE RULES REVIEW COMMITTEE. (GARTEN C) Establishes the administrative rules review committee (committee) and provides for appointment of the committee. Provides that the committee shall meet at the call of the chair. Requires the publisher of the administrative code to provide a rule that directly creates or effects a revenue stream of an agency to the committee for review when the rule is submitted for filing by the agency. Allows the committee to: (1) approve; or (2) disapprove; a rule. Provides for the effective date of the rule depending on the approval or disapproval of the committee. Allows the committee to issue a disapproval and stay of effectiveness concerning a current rule.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Senate Commerce and Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Rm. 130
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Donato
1/11/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Leising
1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Commerce and Technology
1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Chris Garten
 
SB266DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SERVICES' REVIEW OF BASE RATE. (FORD J) Defines "base rate", "cost report", and "residential treatment services provider". Provides a process for residential treatment services providers to request a review of base rates and other cost based rates approved by the department of child services (department). Establishes that the department shall approve certain allowable costs.
 Current Status:   1/20/2022 - Senate Family and Children Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Rm. 431
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Holdman
1/10/2022 - added as third author Senator Garten
1/10/2022 - added as second author Senator Rogers
1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Jon Ford
 
SB270CHILD CUSTODY AND PARENTING TIME. (DONATO S) Adds stalking to the definition of "domestic or family violence" for purposes of family and juvenile law. Amends as follows the factors a court must consider in determining child custody: (1) Provides that more consideration must be given to the wishes of the child if the child expresses fear of a parent, or of a family or household member of a parent, based on past conduct of the parent or family or household member that is contrary to the child's best interests. (2) Provides that the court shall consider the degree to which the custody determination will allow continuity of the child's relationship with the child's parent or parents, the child's siblings, and any other person who may significantly affect the child's best interests. (3) Provides that the court shall consider the degree to which the custody determination will ensure the mental and physical health and safety of the child. (4) Provides that if the court finds evidence of a pattern of domestic or family violence committed by either parent, or by a family or household member of either parent, the court shall consider the degree to which the custody determination will safeguard the child, or a parent of the child, from the domestic or family violence. (5) Provides that the court shall consider whether either parent, or a family or household member of either parent, is the subject of a protective order with respect to which: (A) the child or the other parent is a protected party; and (B) the issuing court found that the subject of the protective order committed domestic or family violence against the protected party. (6) Provides that the court shall not weigh a parent's housing instability against the parent for purposes of determining custody if the court finds that the parent's housing instability: (A) is the result of domestic or family violence committed against the parent; and (B) has persisted for not more than six months since the most recent incidence of domestic or family violence. Provides that if the court in a child custody action finds evidence of a pattern of domestic or family violence committed by either parent, or by a family or household member of either parent, or finds that the child or a parent of the child is at risk of domestic or family violence by a parent or by a family or household member of a parent, the court shall: (1) include in the court's custody order any condition or restriction the court considers reasonably necessary to safeguard the child, or a parent of the child, from the domestic or family violence; and (2) annually review the custody order to determine whether the condition or restriction continues to be in the child's best interests. Provides for the imposition of conditions, restrictions, or supervision requirements in a parenting time order if the court finds that a noncustodial parent, or a family or household member of the noncustodial parent, has been convicted of a crime involving domestic or family violence or has demonstrated a pattern of child abuse or neglect or a pattern of domestic or family violence, and requires the court to annually review the parenting time order to determine whether continuation of the condition, restriction, or supervision requirement continues to be in the child's best interests. Provides that for purposes of making a determination regarding parenting time, a court may consider an unsubstantiated or substantiated report of child abuse or neglect as evidence of a pattern of child abuse or neglect only on the basis of the court's de novo review of the report. Provides that a court shall not award attorney's fees, court costs, or other litigation expenses to the prevailing party in a parenting time action on the basis of the action having been brought frivolously or vexatiously if the court finds that the party that brought the action: (1) brought the action in good faith; and (2) reasonably believed the action was necessary to protect the child. Requires a court that appoints a guardian ad litem in a child custody or parenting time action to, if practicable, appoint a guardian ad litem who has received training concerning child abuse, domestic abuse, and the effect of child abuse and domestic abuse on a child. Allows the office of judicial administration to establish a continuing education program for judges and court personnel regarding child abuse and neglect.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Stacey Donato
 
SB284TELEHEALTH MATTERS. (CHARBONNEAU E) Consolidates Medicaid telehealth language. Adds specified health care providers and students 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. Exempts certain actions from the definition of "telehealth", allowing for a practitioner to delegate consultation, treatment, and monitoring of a patient if the delegated health service is within the practitioner's scope of practice and allowed to be delegated by the practitioner in an in-person setting.
 Current Status:   1/19/2022 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Ed Charbonneau
 
SB285PRACTITIONER DISCIPLINE. (CHARBONNEAU E) 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. Specifies that an individual who: (1) held a license and the license's current status is inactive, surrendered, expired, revoked, or suspended; and (2) engages in conduct in Indiana that requires a license; is subject to the same penalties as an individual who practiced without a license in violation of the law. Provides that if an individual has a conviction or judgment for practicing without a license in violation of the law, in addition to any other penalty, the court shall impose a fine equal to the amount of any fee or other compensation earned in the commission of the offense. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/19/2022 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Ed Charbonneau
 
SB308REIMBURSEMENT FOR PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES. (GLICK S) Provides that the public defender commission may reimburse a county up to 40% of the county's expenditures for indigent defense services provided in misdemeanor cases, up to 80% of a multicounty public defender's office's expenditures for indigent defense services in noncapital cases, and up to 80% of expenditures for indigent defense services provided for counsel at first appearance by a county or multicounty office.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 130
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Ford Jon
1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Susan Glick
 
SB312HEALTH CARE INFORMATION PRIVACY. (YODER S) Creates a civil cause of action against a person who discloses an image or information that indicates health care services or treatment that an individual has sought, considered, or obtained without the individual's express permission. Provides that a prevailing plaintiff may recover the greater of: (1) economic and noneconomic damages; or (2) statutory damages not to exceed $10,000; plus attorney's fees, court costs, and other relief, including injunctive relief. Establishes criteria to be used by the trier of fact in determining damages. Provides that an interactive computer service may not be liable for disclosing content.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Shelli Yoder
 
SB315EDUCATION STUDY COMMITTEE. (BECKER V) Provides that, before May 1, 2022, the department of education shall establish a committee for the purpose of quantifying: (1) appropriate class sizes; (2) maximum caseloads for speech-language pathologists; (3) maximum caseloads for school social workers; (4) appropriate guidance counselor to student ratios; and (5) the number of unfilled position vacancies that exist in Indiana for each position. Requires issuance of a final report to the secretary of education, governor, and legislative council not later than November 1, 2022.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Vaneta Becker
 
SB317ART THERAPY. (BECKER V) Provides that art therapy services provided by a certified art therapist or certified art therapist associate to an individual who receives mental health services or to an individual who receives services from a community mental health center are reimbursable under Medicaid. Provides for the certification of professional art therapists and art therapist associates by the behavioral health and human services licensing board through the professional licensing agency. Establishes qualifications and requirements for a certified art therapist and certified art therapist associate. Defines certain terms and makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Vaneta Becker
 
SB319STUDY OF PHARMACY DESERTS. (MELTON E) Creates a task force to study pharmacy deserts in Indiana. Requires the task force to report findings and recommendations to the general assembly and the governor not later than November 1, 2023.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Eddie Melton
 
SB326FUNDING FOR DEFENDANT COMPETENCY EXAMINATIONS. (WALKER G) Requires the office of judicial administration to establish and administer a program to provide a regional pool of mental health examiners who are available for appointment upon request by a court to conduct a competency examination of a defendant in a criminal case. Provides that the establishment of the program is subject to appropriation by the general assembly.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Greg Walker
 
SB332DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REVERSION. (BREAUX J) Provides that money appropriated to the state department of health for a state fiscal year that remains unexpended and unencumbered at the close of the state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund and is not subject to transfer, assignment, or reassignment to any other fund or purpose.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Jean Breaux
 
SB338GRADUATE RETENTION INCENTIVES. (ROGERS L) Provides for an exemption from the adjusted gross income tax for up to five years for an individual who graduates from a public or private four year college or university if the individual accepts a full-time position of employment in Indiana after graduation. Provides that if an individual leaves a full-time position in Indiana and subsequently accepts another full-time position in Indiana, the exemption carries over for the balance of the five year period. Provides that the department of state revenue shall prescribe a form requiring the Indiana employer to notify the department if the individual leaves employment with the Indiana employer before the end of the five year exemption.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Linda Rogers
 
SB340JUVENILE LAW MATTERS. (BREAUX J) Repeals provisions providing that juvenile courts do not have jurisdiction over juveniles charged with certain offenses. Repeals provisions: (1) imposing various juvenile court fees; (2) under which a parent of a delinquent child is required to pay: (A) an application fee for transfer of the child to another state; or (B) the costs of returning the child to Indiana; under the interstate compact for juveniles; (3) under which: (A) child support payments; and (B) state or federal benefits; for a child removed from the child's home by the department of child services (DCS) are paid or assigned to DCS for the duration of the child's removal; (4) imposing a fee for a child's participation in a program of informal adjustment; (5) requiring parents of a child to pay costs of educational or rehabilitative services provided for the child while the child is under the supervision of the probation department; (6) under which a juvenile court may order a parent of a child adjudicated to be a child in need of services (CHINS) or adjudicated delinquent to reimburse the county for costs incurred by the county with respect to services for or placement of the child; (7) under which a parent of a child: (A) adjudicated to be a CHINS; (B) adjudicated delinquent; or (C) participating in a program of informal adjustment; is required to reimburse DCS for the cost of services provided for the child by DCS; (8) under which a parent of a delinquent child may be required to reimburse costs of services provided by the department of correction if the child is made a ward of the department of correction; (9) imposing a juvenile probation fee; (10) allowing a juvenile court to require a parent of a child to pay a fee for the services of a guardian ad litem or court appointed special advocate appointed for the child; (11) requiring a parent to pay expenses assessed against the parent's child by a problem solving court; and (12) requiring a parent to reimburse a county for public defender services provided to the parent's child; and provides that any outstanding costs, fees, or other financial obligations, or any warrant based solely on costs, fees, or other financial obligations, that have been imposed on a delinquent child or the parent or guardian of a delinquent child under these repealed provisions are vacated and unenforceable. Discontinues the collection of a civil filing fee for paternity actions. Discontinues the division of youth services transitional services fund. Provides that a statement made during a custodial interrogation by a juvenile regarding an act allegedly committed when the juvenile was less than 18 years of age is inadmissible for purposes of specified criminal or juvenile proceedings if a law enforcement officer or school resource officer knowingly communicates to the juvenile: (1) false information regarding evidence relating to the act; or (2) false or unauthorized statements regarding penalties for the act or leniency in the imposition of penalties for the act; during the custodial interrogation. Imposes requirements on juvenile detention facilities with regard to visitation and contact with residents of a juvenile detention facility. Provides that commission by a juvenile of an offense related to unlawful carry of a firearm is a delinquent act. Provides that commission by a juvenile of: (1) indecent display by a youth; or (2) an act that would be a misdemeanor if committed by an adult; under specified circumstances is a delinquent act. Amends, with respect to provisions allowing public access to certain juvenile court records and records regarding allegations of certain delinquent acts: (1) the circumstances under which such records may be accessed by the public; and (2) the information in the records that may be accessed; without a court order. Allows an individual convicted of a crime committed by the individual before the individual was 18 years of age to petition a court for modification of the individual's sentence. Eliminates a provision allowing an individual who is 16 or 17 years of age and found guilty of murder to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. Provides with regard to murder sentencing that the defendant's commission of the murder when the defendant was less than 25 years of age (rather than 18 years of age, under current law) at the time of the murder is a mitigating factor. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee topics related to court fees, including: (1) distribution of court fee revenue; and (2) alternatives to the collection of court fees.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Jean Breaux
 
SB345BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRAINING GRANTS. (QADDOURA F) Establishes a first responder crisis intervention account (account) within the statewide 9-8-8 trust fund for the purpose of awarding grants to public safety agencies that provide first responder emergency services to be used by the agencies for specified crisis intervention programs, data collection, and training purposes. Provides that the division of mental health and addiction shall administer the account. Caps the grant amount to a public safety agency at $50,000 per state fiscal year. Requires the auditor of state to transfer to the account $2,000,000 of the $50,000,000 of federal stimulus funds that were appropriated to the family and social services administration for mental health grants in the current state budget bill.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Homeland Security and Transportation
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Fady Qaddoura
 
SB354MARIJUANA OFFENSES. (POL JR. R) Adds to the defense of operating a vehicle and committing a traffic offense with a controlled substance that the substance was identified as marijuana through a chemical test offered by a law enforcement officer. Provides that possession or consumption of marijuana by a minor is a delinquent act. Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally possesses more than two ounces of marijuana commits the offense of possession of marijuana. (Current law provides that the offense of possession of marijuana can be for any amount of marijuana.) Repeals the offense of possession of marijuana, hash oil, hashish, or salvia as a Level 6 felony. Establishes a penalty for a minor who possesses or consumes marijuana. Provides for the suspension of the minor's driving privileges if the minor possessed or consumed the marijuana while operating a motor vehicle. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Rodney Pol Jr
 
SB364POSTPARTUM CONTRACEPTIVES. (BECKER V) Requires a hospital that operates a maternity unit to ensure that a woman giving birth in the hospital has the option of having a long acting reversible subdermal contraceptive implanted after delivery and before the woman is discharged. Allows a hospital to be exempt from the requirement if the hospital has a faith based objection.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Vaneta Becker
 
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:   1/19/2022 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Vaneta Becker
 
SB384MEDICAID BUY-IN PROGRAM. (YODER S) Removes consideration of countable resources in determining an individual's eligibility for participation in the Medicaid buy-in program (program). Prohibits the office of the secretary of family and social services (office of the secretary) from considering resources and whether the individual participated in a specified program in determining the individual's eligibility or continuous eligibility for the program. Allows a recipient's participation in an employment network recognized by the federal Social Security Administration to qualify as participating with an approved provider of employment services. Changes minimum and maximum premiums that a recipient must pay and how the amount of premium is calculated for the program. Requires that the premium scale be promulgated by administrative rule. Allows the office of the secretary to annually review the premium amount that a recipient must pay in the program. (Current law requires annual review of the premium amount.) Specifies changes in circumstances that must result in an adjustment of the premium. Specifies that a recipient in the program is eligible for the same services as offered in the Medicaid program. States that an individual's participation in the program does not preclude the individual from participating in a Medicaid waiver program. Specifies that a recipient of the program may simultaneously participate in a Medicaid waiver program and requires the office of the secretary to individually determine eligibility for both programs based on the individual's medical need requirements.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Shelli Yoder
 
SB402FAMILY AND JUVENILE LAW MATTERS. (HOUCHIN E) Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to apply, before July 1, 2022, to the United States Department of Health and Human Services for an amendment to the family and support services Medicaid waiver to create priority status on the waiver for a child who has been adopted. Requires the statewide child fatality review coordinator to provide a data collection form to each local child fatality review team. Provides that the data collection form must mirror the information in the National Fatality Review Case Reporting System Version 5.0 CDR Report Form. Provides that the definition of child abuse or neglect does not refer to a person who identifies a child by the child's biological sex. Requires the department of child services (department) to include in its annual report certain additional information concerning child fatalities. Requires the department to: (1) collect certain disability identification data; (2) create a report concerning the collected data; (3) provide the report to the legislative council; and (4) adopt rules to implement these provisions. Requires the department, before beginning a trial home visit, to conduct a criminal history check on certain individuals, determine whether any of those individuals have prior department history, and establish a safety plan and child care plan. Requires the department to conduct at least one unannounced home visit each week while a child is on a trial home visit. Makes an appropriation to the state department of health to fund additional staff to support local child fatality review teams. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/20/2022 - Senate Family and Children Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Rm. 431
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
1/12/2022 - First Reading
1/12/2022 - Authored By Erin Houchin
 
SB407RISK BASED MANAGED CARE AND INTEGRATED CARE. (MESSMER M) Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services (office of the secretary) to apply to the United States Department of Health and Human Services for a Medicaid waiver or state plan amendment to implement, not earlier than January 1, 2024, a fee for service integrated care model program for specified category of Medicaid recipients. Sets forth requirements of the program. Sets forth certain requirements, including contract requirements for any contract between the office of the secretary and specified entities, in the operation of a risk based managed care program or integrated care model program for the specified covered population.
 Current Status:   1/19/2022 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/12/2022 - First Reading
1/12/2022 - Coauthored by Senators Brown L, Ford Jon, Busch
1/12/2022 - Authored By Mark Messmer
 
SB409COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ADVISORY BOARDS. (BOHACEK M) Reduces the number of members who must be appointed to a community corrections advisory board.
 Current Status:   1/12/2022 - Referred to Senate Local Government
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - First Reading
1/12/2022 - Authored By Mike Bohacek
 
SB410TERMINATION OF PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP. (BOHACEK M) Allows a kinship caregiver of a child to intervene as a party in proceedings to terminate the parent-child relationship concerning the child. Provides that a kinship caregiver who intervenes as a party in proceedings to terminate the parent-child relationship is entitled to counsel for purposes of the proceedings, and that the court shall appoint counsel for the kinship caregiver if the court finds that the kinship caregiver is indigent. Provides that a judge who presided over child in need of services or delinquency proceedings with respect to a child may not be the judge who presides over proceedings to terminate the parent-child relationship with respect to the child.
 Current Status:   1/12/2022 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - First Reading
1/12/2022 - Authored By Mike Bohacek
 
SB413MENTAL HEALTH CARE. (NIEZGODSKI D) Provides, for purposes of provisions of law under which a mentally ill individual may be committed if the individual is dangerous, that an individual may be "dangerous" even though the individual is not inclined toward violent behavior. Amends the provision of law under which an Indiana resident who has a mental illness may be voluntarily admitted to a facility (a hospital, health and hospital corporation, psychiatric hospital, community mental health center, or other institution where an individual with a mental illness can receive rehabilitative treatment and care) to provide that, for purposes of that provision, "mental illness" includes psychiatric and neurobiological brain disorders, including bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder, that sometimes make an individual's performance of the normal activities of everyday life very difficult or impossible. Provides that the voluntary admission of an Indiana resident to a facility by the facility's superintendent may not be limited to Indiana residents who are referred to the facility by a court, the department of child services, a law enforcement agency, or any other officer or entity of state or local government. Provides that whether an individual has insurance coverage and whether the cost of the individual's care may be paid by or on behalf of the individual with private funds may not be considered in determining whether the individual: (1) is admitted to or allowed to continue receiving care in a state institution (an institution that is owned or operated by the state for purposes of the observation, care, treatment, or detention of individuals); or (2) is allowed to receive or continue receiving care from a community mental health center.
 Current Status:   1/12/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - First Reading
1/12/2022 - Authored By David Niezgodski
 
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