INAAP
Prepared by: Michael Brady
Report created on August 18, 2022
 
HB1001ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY; COVID-19 IMMUNIZATIONS. (LEHMAN M) Allows the secretary of family and social services (secretary) to issue a waiver of human services statutory provisions and administrative rules if the secretary determines that the waiver is necessary to claim certain enhanced federal matching funds available to the Medicaid program. Allows the secretary to issue an emergency declaration for purposes of participating in specified authorized federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotments. Requires the secretary to prepare and submit any waivers or emergency declarations to the budget committee. Allows the state health commissioner of the state department of health or the commissioner's designated public health authority to issue standing orders, prescriptions, or protocols to administer or dispense certain immunizations for individuals who are at least five years old (current law limits the age for the commissioner's issuance of standing orders, prescriptions, and protocols for individuals who are at least 11 years old). Defines "Indiana governmental entity" and specifies that an Indiana governmental entity (current law refers to a state or local unit) may not issue or require an immunization passport. Provides that an individual is not disqualified from unemployment benefits if the individual has complied with the requirements for seeking an exemption from an employer's COVID-19 immunization requirements and was discharged from employment for failing or refusing to receive an immunization against COVID-19. Provides that an employer may not impose a requirement that employees receive an immunization against COVID-19 unless the employer provides individual exemptions that allow an employee to opt out of the requirement on the basis of medical reasons, religious reasons, or immunity from COVID-19 acquired from a prior infection with COVID-19.
 Current Status:   3/3/2022 - Public Law 1
 Recent Status:   3/3/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/3/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
HB1003NURSING PROGRAMS AND LICENSING MATTERS. (MANNING E) Establishes certain requirements for the temporary licensure of retired or inactive emergency medical services personnel, retired or inactive health care professionals, out-of-state health care professionals, or recently graduated students who have applied for certain licenses. Allows a health care provider or an officer, agent, or employee of a health care provider who has a temporary license to qualify for coverage under the Medical Malpractice Act. Provides that the state board of nursing (board) shall issue by endorsement a license to practice as a registered nurse or practical nurse to an applicant who is a graduate of a foreign nursing school and provides certain documentation. Allows: (1) an eligible associate degree or bachelor's degree registered nursing program to increase enrollment at any rate deemed appropriate by the program; and (2) a nursing program that is not an eligible program but meets specified requirements to increase enrollment by not more than 100%. Allows a nursing program to substitute a certain number of simulation hours for clinical hours in certain circumstances. Establishes requirements for clinical preceptors. Provides that a majority of the faculty is not required to be full-time employees of a state educational institution that operates a nursing program that predominantly issues associate degrees.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 69
 Recent Status:   3/10/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/1/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1020END OF LIFE OPTIONS. (PIERCE M) Allows individuals with a terminal illness who meet certain requirements to make a request to an attending provider for medication that the individual may take to bring about death. Specifies requirements a provider must meet in order to prescribe the medication to a patient. Prohibits an insurer from denying payment of benefits under a life insurance policy based upon a suicide clause in the life insurance policy if the death of the insured individual is the result of medical aid in dying. Establishes a Level 1 felony if a person: (1) without authorization of the patient, willfully alters, forges, conceals, or destroys a request for medication or a rescission of a request for medication with the intent or effect of causing the individual's death; or (2) knowingly or intentionally coerces or exerts undue influence on an individual to request medication to bring about death or to destroy a rescission of a request for medication to bring about death. Establishes a Class A misdemeanor if a person, without authorization of the patient, willfully alters, forges, conceals, or destroys a request for medication or a rescission of a request for medication in order to affect a health care decision by the individual. Establishes certain criminal and civil immunity for health care providers.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1028STUDENT HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS. (HARRIS JR. E) Establishes the student hunger and homelessness study committee (committee) for the purposes of: (1) studying the prevalence of homelessness, housing insecurity, and food insecurity among students at Indiana colleges and universities during the 2022 academic year; and (2) providing suggestions for eliminating these issues. Provides that the committee must determine, as accurately as practicable, the number of Indiana college and university students who are homeless, housing insecure, or food insecure. Provides that the committee consists of: (1) an employee of the family and social services administration; (2) an employee of the department of child services; (3) an employee of the department of education; (4) an employee of the commission for higher education; (5) an employee of the Indiana housing and community development authority; (6) a member of the commission on improving the status of children in Indiana; and (7) an employee of each state educational institution. Provides that the committee may solicit assistance from private groups, colleges, and universities in performing the study. Requires the committee to report the results of the study to the governor and the legislative council not later than July 31, 2023.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1032HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS. (EBERHART S) Removes sentencing enhancements for battery and malicious mischief that relate to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Repeals certain offenses concerning the donation, sale, or transfer of blood or semen that contains HIV. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/31/2022 - House Bills on Third Reading
1/27/2022 - House Bills on Third Reading
 
HB1041PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL SPORTS. (DAVIS M) Requires, for purposes of interscholastic athletic events, school corporations, public schools, nonpublic schools, and certain athletic associations to expressly designate an athletic team or sport as one of the following: (1) A male, men's, or boys' team or sport. (2) A female, women's, or girls' team or sport. (3) A coeducational or mixed team or sport. Prohibits a male, based on the student's biological sex at birth in accordance with the student's genetics and reproductive biology, from participating on an athletic team or sport designated as being a female, women's, or girls' athletic team or sport. Requires school corporations, public schools, certain nonpublic schools, and certain athletic associations to: (1) establish and maintain grievance procedures; or (2) maintain grievance or protest procedures established before July 1, 2022; for a violation of these provisions. Establishes a civil action for a violation of these provisions. Provides that school corporations, public schools, certain nonpublic schools, and certain athletic associations are not subject to liability in a civil, administrative, disciplinary, or criminal action for acting in compliance with these provisions.
 Current Status:   5/27/2022 - Public Law 177
 Recent Status:   5/24/2022 - Veto overridden by the Senate; Roll Call 382: yeas 32, nays 15
5/24/2022 - Veto overridden by the House; Roll Call 402: yeas 67, nays 28
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/12/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Vermilion A
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Financial Institutions and Insurance
 
HB1047SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION. (ERRINGTON S) Prohibits the state board of education from distributing human immunodeficiency virus literature to students without the consent of the governing body of the school corporation the students attend. Requires instruction in state accredited schools on human sexuality or sexually transmitted diseases to be based on information that is medically and scientifically accurate and age appropriate. Lists the criteria that instruction on human sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases must meet.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/13/2022 - Senate sponsor: Senator Leising
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Education
 
HB1051PASSENGER RESTRAINT SYSTEMS. (TORR J) Repeals: (1) provisions specifying that failure to comply with the laws concerning safety belt and child passenger restraint system use does not constitute fault or contributory negligence; and (2) a prohibition against the admission of evidence of failure to comply with the law concerning safety belt use in civil actions to mitigate damages.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/19/2022 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/5/2022 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 
HB1057PRESCRIPTION DRUG DONATION REPOSITORIES. (BARTELS S) Establishes the prescription drug donation repository program (program). Allows a person to donate prescription drugs and supplies to a central repository or local repository for use by an individual who is an eligible recipient or qualified individual. Provides that controlled substances are not allowed in the program. Allows a health care facility or pharmacy to elect to participate as a local repository in the program. Establishes criteria for the acceptance and distribution of donated prescription drugs and supplies. Allows an entity that participates in a drug donation program in another state to participate in the program in Indiana. Establishes immunity for certain persons who act reasonably and in good faith under the program.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Clere
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1070DECRIMINALIZATION OF MARIJUANA. (VANNATTER H) Decriminalizes possession of two ounces or less of marijuana.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1077FIREARMS MATTERS. (SMALTZ B) Repeals the law that requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana. Specifies that certain persons who are not otherwise prohibited from carrying or possessing a handgun are not required to obtain or possess a license or permit from the state to carry a handgun in Indiana. Prohibits certain individuals from knowingly or intentionally carrying a handgun. Creates the crime of "unlawful carrying of a handgun" and specifies the penalties for committing this crime. Allows particular individuals who do not meet the requirements to receive a handgun license and are not otherwise prohibited to carry a handgun in limited places. Allows a resident of Indiana to obtain in certain circumstances a license to carry a handgun in Indiana. Makes theft of a firearm a Level 5 felony. Defines certain terms. Makes conforming amendments and repeals obsolete provisions.
 Current Status:   3/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline for House bills (Rule 79(b))
 Recent Status:   2/24/2022 - Pursuant to Senate Rule 68(b); reassigned to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure
2/23/2022 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1090DIRECT SERVICE PROFESSIONALS. (OLTHOFF J) Requires the bureau of developmental disabilities services (bureau) to: (1) semi-annually provide to each authorized service provider a report containing information concerning direct service professionals against whom substantiated incident reports have been made; and (2) establish an appeal process for a direct support professional to appeal the bureau's determination under these provisions.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/12/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Hamilton
1/10/2022 - added as coauthors Representatives Clere and Andrade M
 
HB1091SEX OFFENSES AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE NOTICE. (OLTHOFF J) Requires certain businesses to post a notice with human trafficking hotline information in each public restroom of the business and in a conspicuous place near the public entrance or in another conspicuous location of the business in clear view of the public and employees where similar notices are customarily posted. Provides that a business owner who fails to comply with the human trafficking hotline notice requirement commits a Class C misdemeanor. Requires the Indiana criminal justice institute to administer the human trafficking hotline notice requirement. Requires every governmental entity, on the home page of its web site, to provide an identified hyperlink to the model human trafficking hotline notice that is on the Indiana criminal justice institute's web site. Provides that when a person seeking treatment as a victim arrives at an examination facility, the provider shall comply with certain requirements prior to commencing a forensic medical examination.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/12/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Engleman
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/10/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Olthoff
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 
HB1112MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT RATES. (SLAGER H) Requires, beginning July 1, 2023, the office of the secretary of family and social services (office of the secretary) and a managed care organization to reimburse under Medicaid an emergency medical services provider organization that is a Medicaid provider at a rate comparable to the federal Medicare reimbursement rate for the service. Specifies that the Medicaid reimbursement methodology for payments to out of state children's hospitals must factor in any cost outlier case in a manner that results in the final reimbursement rate made to a hospital meeting the specified reimbursement requirements. Allows the office to make retroactive reimbursement payments for out of state children's hospitals upon factoring in any cost outlier case.
 Current Status:   3/15/2022 - Public Law 142
 Recent Status:   3/15/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Financial Institutions and Insurance
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1123MEDICAID ADVISORY COMMITTEE. (PORTER G) Adds one member representing the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, to the Medicaid advisory committee.
 Current Status:   3/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline for House bills (Rule 79(b))
 Recent Status:   2/2/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
2/2/2022 - First Reading
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1140MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN. (VERMILION A) Repeals the statute specifying Medicaid eligibility for qualified pregnant women. Increases the Medicaid income eligibility requirements for pregnant women. Removes the Medicaid limitation for pregnant women of medical assistance coverage only for pregnancy related services. Provides that the extension of postpartum Medicaid coverage for pregnant women shall be determined by the office of the secretary of family and social services and must be at least 60 days but not more than 12 months beginning on the last day of the pregnancy.
 Current Status:   3/14/2022 - Public Law 117
 Recent Status:   3/14/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/14/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
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.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/20/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/20/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Schaibley
1/6/2022 - Referred to Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance
 
HB1158HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MATTERS. (CLERE E) Allows an advanced practice registered nurse or physician assistant to sign certain individualized family service plans. Changes the composition and duties of the division of 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 certain recommendations to the task force. 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. Changes the membership on the Indiana board of pharmacy. Removes the requirement that a qualifying pharmacist is responsible for the legal operations of a pharmacy. Specifies responsibilities of pharmacists concerning duties previously responsible by a qualifying pharmacist. Allows a qualified pharmacy technician to administer immunizations delegated by the pharmacist. (Current law allows pharmacy technicians to administer influenza and coronavirus disease immunizations.) Amends requirements for remote pharmacies. Adds an exception to the definition of "wholesale distribution" for prescription drugs. 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. Makes technical and conforming changes.
 Current Status:   3/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline for House bills (Rule 79(b))
 Recent Status:   2/7/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
2/7/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1169HEALTH MATTERS. (CLERE E) Prohibits certain health insurance plans from requiring authorization for covered early intervention services under an individualized family service plan signed by an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) or a physician assistant (PA). Changes the composition and duties of the division of disability and rehabilitative services advisory council. Repeals and relocates laws concerning: (1) rules regulating the sanitary operation of tattoo parlors and body piercing facilities; (2) allowing the executive board of the state department of health (board) to adopt rules on behalf of the state department of health (department); (3) allowing the board to adopt emergency rules; (4) sanitation of public buildings and institutions; and (5) authority to adopt rules concerning the federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments. Repeals laws concerning: (1) safety guidelines for children during bad weather conditions; (2) automated external defibrillator rules in health clubs; (3) requiring the state health commissioner (commissioner) to comment on certain rules; (4) fees for serological tests; (5) the administrative unit for special institutions; (6) protection and regulation of department property; and (7) the registry of blind persons. Removes intemperance as a reason to remove a local health officer. Specifies that the department may request the office of administrative law proceedings to designate a person to administer a proceeding. Requires the department to provide facilities and disseminate information to the public concerning oral public health. Allows the department to have a designee to maintain a 24 hour poisons answering service. Adds information on prenatal care to the department's telephone information service concerning children with long term health care needs. Changes the reference from "illegal drug use" to "substance abuse disorder" for purposes of partnership and joint ventures with the department. Requires the department to employ a licensed physician as the chief medical officer. Allows the chief medical officer to perform the functions of the commissioner when the commissioner is not available. Specifies that the state health laboratory (laboratory) must be used to support public health. Changes the title of the person who manages the laboratory. Removes certain requirements concerning the appointment of the laboratory director and chemist. Removes a requirement that a director must report to the commissioner. Requires holders of a certificate of public advantage to pay for reasonable charges incurred by the department. Provides that home health agencies may enter into cooperative agreements to carry out the following activities for the Hoosier Care Connect program: (1) To form and operate, either directly or indirectly, one or more networks of home health agencies to arrange for the provision of health care services through such networks. (2) To contract, either directly or through such networks, with the office of the secretary of family and social services, or the office's contractors, to provide: (A) services to Medicaid beneficiaries; and (B) health care services in an efficient and cost effective manner on a prepaid, capitation, or other reimbursement basis. (3) To undertake other managed health care activities. Provides that a home health agency may authorize an association, corporation, or other person to undertake or effectuate any of these activities. Requires the secretary of family and social services to oversee and supervise these activities. Changes the requirement that the department "shall" to "may" use information compiled by a public or private entity to the greatest extent possible to develop a chronic disease registry. Allows the department to issue a certificate of free sale to a business that meets certain requirements. Amends the definition of "person" for purposes of the state health improvement plan and grant program. Amends the definition of "deaf or hard of hearing" for purposes of the laws governing language development for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Changes the membership on the Indiana board of pharmacy. Removes the requirement that a qualifying pharmacist is responsible for the legal operations of a pharmacy. Amends references to certain pharmacy school accreditation organizations. Specifies responsibilities of pharmacists concerning duties previously responsible by a qualifying pharmacist. Allows a qualified pharmacy technician to administer immunizations delegated by the pharmacist. (Current law allows pharmacy technicians to administer influenza and coronavirus disease immunizations.) Amends requirements for remote pharmacies. Adds an exception to the definition of "wholesale distribution" for prescription drugs. Authorizes an APRN to sign an order or referral for physical therapy. Requires a health insurance plan to provide coverage for diabetes self-management training ordered by an APRN or PA. Provides that a county coroner may not certify the cause of death for certain infants as a sudden unexplained infant death until a comprehensive death investigation is performed. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   3/15/2022 - Public Law 143
 Recent Status:   3/15/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
HB1175PHYSICIAN NONCOMPETE AGREEMENTS. (VANNATTER H) Specifies that the reasonable price of a noncompete agreement buyout may not exceed $75,000 under the following circumstances: (1) the physician's employer is a hospital system located in Allen County; (2) the physician has completed a minimum of eight years of employment with the hospital system; and (3) the physician practices primary care and specializes in family medicine.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/6/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1192QUALIFIED PROVIDERS AND MEDICAID SCHOOL SERVICES. (KARICKHOFF M) Defines "qualified provider" and "school based nurse" for purposes of providing Medicaid covered services in a school setting. Specifies conditions that must be met in order for the school based Medicaid services to be provided.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 35
 Recent Status:   3/7/2022 - Signed by the Governor
2/24/2022 - Signed by the Speaker
 
HB1193OPIOID LITIGATION. (KARICKHOFF M) Amends the deadline by which a political subdivision may opt back in to an opioid litigation settlement. Requires a political subdivision to submit a copy of the agreement executed between the political subdivision and the private legal counsel of the political subdivision when opting back into the opioid litigation settlement. Removes language providing that no political subdivision has any claim to any settlement proceeds for litigation against any opioid party not yet filed by the state as of a certain date. Removes certain requirements concerning the payment of costs, expenses, and attorney's fees and costs arising from opioid litigation. Changes the basis by which the agency settlement fund distributes funds to cities, counties, and towns. Reduces the percentage of opioid litigation settlement funds distributed for use of statewide treatment, education, and prevention programs for opioid use disorder. Provides that 35% of opioid litigation settlement funds are to be distributed to cities, counties, and towns for programs for treatment, prevention, and care that are best practices for opioid use disorder. Provides that funds received from the opioid settlement may not be distributed to a city, county, or town that has opted out of the settlement and that the remaining funds shall be distributed to the cities, counties, or towns that have opted into the settlement.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 72
 Recent Status:   3/10/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
HB1222VARIOUS FSSA MATTERS. (ZIEMKE C) Allows the family and social services administration to deny or revoke licensing for a child care home based on a household member's conviction for certain specified criminal offenses. Removes a limitation specifying that an occupancy provision regarding school-age children in class I child care homes applies only during the school year. Eliminates the bureau of quality improvement services and reassigns the bureau's responsibilities to the bureau of developmental disabilities services. Renames the bureau of child care as the office of early childhood and out of school learning. Amends the required composition of mobile crisis teams that provide behavioral health services in conjunction with the 9-8-8 suicide prevention hotline. Provides that a contract entered into with a third party by the division of mental health and addiction (division) for provision of competency restoration services to a defendant may confer to the third party all authority the division would have in providing the services to the defendant at a state psychiatric institution. Requires the division of mental health and addiction to: (1) establish a plan to expand the use of certified community behavioral health clinics in Indiana; and (2) make certain considerations in preparing the plan. Allows the office of the secretary of family and social services to apply for a Medicaid waiver to provide behavioral health services to a committed offender held by the department of correction. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 74
 Recent Status:   3/10/2022 - Signed by the Governor
2/24/2022 - Signed by the Speaker
 
HB1230TELEMEDICINE SERVICES. (LINDAUER S) Expands the application of the telehealth statute to additional practitioners.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/20/2022 - added as coauthors Representatives Clere, Vermilion A, Ledbetter C
1/6/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/6/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1247CHILD FATALITY REPORTING. (LAUER R) Requires the state child fatality review coordinator to provide to each local child fatality review team a data collection form for reporting data regarding child fatalities. Specifies additional information that must be included in the department of child services' annual report regarding child fatalities that are the result of abuse or neglect.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 76
 Recent Status:   3/10/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
HB1254NEWBORN SCREENING REQUIREMENTS. (BARRETT B) Provides that beginning July 1, 2022, only a disorder recommended by a perinatal genetics and genomics advisory committee (committee) with expertise in newborn screening, and through protocols prescribed by the state department, may be added to the list of disorders requiring the examination of infants. Provides that beginning July 1, 2022, a committee with expertise in newborn screening, and through protocols established by the state department, may recommend the addition of a disorder to, or deletion of a disorder from, the required examination. Provides that the state department shall adopt rules to add disorders to, or delete disorders from, the required examination. Provides that the state department shall include any disorder added to or deleted from the required examination on a list on the state department's Internet web site. Provides that the committee shall affirm the addition of, or deletion of, any disorder to the examination requirement on an annual basis.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 77
 Recent Status:   3/10/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/1/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
HB1255HEALTH MATTERS. (BARRETT B) Amends the definitions of "practitioner", for purposes of the health professions and professional standards of practice laws, to include individuals who held a license, certificate, registration, or permit when the alleged violation of the standard of practice occurred. Makes technical corrections and conforming changes to certain health related laws.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 36
 Recent Status:   3/7/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to House Financial Institutions and Insurance
1/10/2022 - First Reading
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/10/2022 - First Reading
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/10/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1295PHYSICIAN NONCOMPETE AGREEMENTS. (JUDY C) Specifies a process by which a physician or employer may require binding arbitration to determine a reasonable price to purchase a release from a noncompete agreement.
 Current Status:   3/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline for House bills (Rule 79(b))
 Recent Status:   2/8/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
2/8/2022 - First Reading
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/11/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1361TANF AND CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY. (GOODRICH C) Provides, for purposes of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF), that a TANF assistance group that has qualified for and is receiving assistance under TANF does not cease to qualify for assistance under TANF due solely to an increase in the value of the resources of the TANF assistance group so long as the resources of the TANF assistance group are valued at not more than $10,000. Provides that: (1) the value of a child's primary residence; and (2) $20,000 of total equity value in motor vehicles belonging to members of a child's family; are exempt from consideration for purposes of determining the child's eligibility for TANF. Provides that up to $15,000 in income earned by a household member while the household member is a student participating in or pursuing: (1) the household member's first postsecondary degree; (2) a workforce certificate; (3) a preapprenticeship; or (4) an apprenticeship; may not be considered in determining the amount of assistance for which the household is eligible under the Child Care and Development Fund voucher program.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 83
 Recent Status:   3/10/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/13/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1410MANDATORY JOB SEARCH FOR TANF ELIGIBILITY. (MORRIS R) Requires the secretary of family and social services (secretary) to adopt rules concerning evidence of job search activities for certain applicants and certain recipients under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Allows the secretary to suspend the rules for individuals residing in specified areas. Requires the secretary to amend two provisions in the Indiana Administrative Code to conform with those rules. Specifies certain exceptions.
 Current Status:   3/11/2022 - Public Law 102
 Recent Status:   3/11/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
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).
 Current Status:   2/28/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.2)
 Recent Status:   2/24/2022 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/23/2022 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 
SB14FIREARMS MATTERS. (TOMES J) Makes the current offense of carrying a handgun without a license applicable only to persons who are at least 18 years of age but less than 21 years of age. Allows certain persons who are at least 21 years of age to possess or carry a handgun without a license unless the person fits into one of several categories, including a person who: (1) has been convicted of, or arrested for, specified crimes or delinquent offenses; (2) has been prohibited by a court from possessing a handgun or has been found by a court to be dangerous; or (3) has been found by a court to be mentally incompetent, has been involuntarily committed, or has been the subject of a 90 day or regular commitment. Allows certain persons who: (1) do not meet the requirements to receive a license to carry a handgun; and (2) are not otherwise barred from carrying or possessing a handgun by state law; to carry a handgun in specified instances. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor for particular persons to possess or carry a handgun. Increases the penalty to a Level 5 felony in some instances. Defines certain terms. Makes conforming amendments and repeals obsolete provisions. Makes a technical correction.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/19/2022 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/18/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Messmer
 
SB15GOVERNMENT ACQUISITION AND DISPOSITION OF FIREARMS. (TOMES J) Specifies that a law enforcement agency having possession of a firearm may not destroy the firearm unless the serial number of the firearm was obliterated at the time the law enforcement agency took custody of it. Prohibits a local unit of government, including a law enforcement agency, from conducting a firearm buyback program.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/11/2022 - added as second author Senator Kruse
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
 
SB17MATERIAL HARMFUL TO MINORS. (TOMES J) 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 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.
 Current Status:   2/28/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.2)
 Recent Status:   2/15/2022 - added as cosponsor Representative Abbott D
2/8/2022 - Referred to House Education
 
SB19SENTENCE ENHANCEMENT FOR USE OF FIREARM. (GASKILL M) Adds an investigator for the inspector general to the definition of "police officer" for purposes of the statute providing a sentence enhancement for individuals who point or discharge a firearm at a police officer while committing certain crimes.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 4
 Recent Status:   3/7/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB28PROHIBITION OF FIREARMS AT POLLING PLACES. (RANDOLPH L) Prohibits a person from carrying a firearm in, on, or near: (1) a chute; (2) polls; (3) areas where voters congregate or are likely to congregate; or (4) any room where ballots are being counted. Provides that the offense is a Class C misdemeanor. Enhances the offense to a: (1) Class A misdemeanor if the person has a prior unrelated conviction for the offense; or (2) Level 6 felony if the person points the firearm at another person. Specifies: (1) a defense; and (2) certain notice requirements. Prohibits certain other defenses. Defines certain terms. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
SB30WORKPLACE IMMUNIZATION. (KRUSE D) Prohibits an employer from requiring, as a condition of employment, an employee or prospective employee to receive any immunization 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 or conscience. Allows for a civil action against an employer for a violation.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Tomes
1/11/2022 - added as second author Senator Raatz
 
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:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Tomes
1/11/2022 - added as second author Senator Raatz
 
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:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Tomes
1/11/2022 - added as second author Senator Raatz
 
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:   2/28/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.2)
 Recent Status:   1/31/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/31/2022 - First Reading
 
SB64DCS CHILD FATALITY REPORTING. (FORD J) Adds to the department of child services (department) report concerning child fatalities. Specifies that the department must also include information on the number of child fatalities that had prior department history and whether a child's death occurred while the child: (1) was placed in residential care; (2) had an open child in need of services case; (3) was under an in-home child in need of services order; or (4) was on a trial home visit.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
SB84SUICIDE AND DRUG OVERDOSE DEATH REPORTING. (LEISING J) Provides that the state department of health (department) shall annually prepare a report concerning all suicide and overdose fatalities in Indiana that occurred during the preceding calendar year. Requires the report to include: (1) the number of fatalities that occurred in each county; (2) the number of fatalities that occurred during each month; (3) the age, sex, and race of each fatality victim; (4) the method of suicide or overdose, including the type of weapon and each substance used; and (5) if known, whether the fatality victim has served in the armed forces of the United States or the national guard. Provides that the first report must also include information from the 2020 calendar year. Requires the department to submit the report and an executive summary of the report to the general assembly and the governor.
 Current Status:   3/8/2022 - Public Law 40
 Recent Status:   3/8/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/8/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB86CIGARETTE TAX EVASION. (CRIDER M) Makes it a Level 6 felony for a person to knowingly or intentionally fail to carry invoices or delivery tickets containing certain information while transporting cigarettes that do not bear an Indiana tax stamp over Indiana highways.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
SB88PRESCRIPTION DRUG REBATES AND PRICING. (CHARBONNEAU E) Provides that, for individual health insurance coverage, the defined cost sharing for a prescription drug 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. Requires that, for group health insurance coverage, an insurer: (1) pass through to a plan sponsor 100% of all rebates received or estimated to be received by the insurer concerning the dispensing or administration of prescription drugs to the covered individuals of the plan sponsor; (2) provide a plan sponsor, at the time of contracting, the option of calculating defined cost sharing for covered individuals of the plan sponsor at the point of sale based on a price that is reduced by some or all of the rebates received or estimated to be received by the insurer concerning the dispensing or administration of the prescription drug; and (3) disclose specified information to the plan sponsor. Allows the department of insurance to enforce the provisions and impose a civil penalty.
 Current Status:   2/28/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.2)
 Recent Status:   2/22/2022 - House Financial Institutions and Insurance, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/10/2022 - added as cosponsor Representative Shackleford
 
SB92SCHOOL BUS STOPS. (BOHACEK M) Provides that a person driving a vehicle who approaches a stationary school bus displaying alternately flashing amber lights must take certain actions to yield the right of way. Provides that under certain conditions, including the display of alternately flashing amber lights, a school bus driver may load or unload students without extending the school bus stop arm.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Homeland Security and Transportation
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
SB112MEDICAID ADVISORY COMMITTEE. (DONATO S) Adds one member representing the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, to the Medicaid advisory committee.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
SB121SCHOOL BUS STOP ARM VIOLATION ENFORCEMENT. (NIEMEYER R) Provides that a registered owner of a motor vehicle commits an infraction if the owner's vehicle is used to violate the school bus stop arm law. Provides a defense for a registered owner who provides certain information to law enforcement and fully cooperates with law enforcement, if: (1) the vehicle was stolen; (2) the registered owner routinely engages in the business of renting the vehicle; (3) the registered owner provided the vehicle for the use of an employee; or (4) the registered owner provides documentary evidence that the owner was out of state at the time the violation was committed. Specifies that: (1) the bureau of motor vehicles may not assess points for the infraction; and (2) an adjudication for the infraction does not create a presumption of liability in a civil action.
 Current Status:   2/28/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.2)
 Recent Status:   2/7/2022 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
2/7/2022 - First Reading
 
SB123DYSLEXIA SCREENING AND INTERVENTION. (FREEMAN A) Provides that the dyslexia screening and intervention provisions apply to: (1) qualified districts or qualified high schools; and (2) innovation network schools. Provides that the following may not waive or suspend the dyslexia screening and intervention provisions: (1) A coalition of continuous improvement school districts. (2) State accredited public schools. Adds, for consistency, the dyslexia screening and intervention provisions to the list of statutes that apply to charter schools. (Under current law, the dyslexia screening and intervention requirements already apply to charter schools because of the language in the dyslexia screening and intervention provisions.)
 Current Status:   3/15/2022 - Public Law 126
 Recent Status:   3/15/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB136DENTAL PLANS. (ZAY A) Prohibits a dental plan (an insurance policy, a health maintenance organization contract, or a preferred provider plan) from directly or indirectly requiring a dental provider to provide a dental service to a covered individual at a fee amount that is: (1) set by the dental plan; or (2) subject to the approval of the dental plan; unless the dental service is a covered service under the dental plan. Prohibits a third party administrator or another person from arranging for a dental provider to provide dental services for a dental plan that sets the amount of the fee for any dental services unless the dental services are covered services under the dental plan. Authorizes the insurance commissioner to issue a cease and desist order against a person that violates any of these prohibitions and, if the person violates the cease and desist order, to impose a civil penalty upon the person and suspend or revoke the person's certificate of authority.
 Current Status:   3/8/2022 - Public Law 42
 Recent Status:   3/8/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/8/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
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:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
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:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
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:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
SB161ACCEPTANCE OF WIC/SNAP AT FARMERS' MARKETS. (YODER S) Requires a farmers' market administrator or representative who is responsible for managing a farmers' market that has qualified retailers to accept electronic benefit transfer (EBT) payments and coupons from participants in the following food assistance programs: (1) The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). (2) The women, infants, and children nutrition program (WIC). (3) The WIC farmers' market nutrition program (FMNP).
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/20/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Ford J.D
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
 
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:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
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:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Kruse
1/6/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Gaskill
 
SB185NEWBORN SAFETY DEVICE. (HOLDMAN T) Modifies the newborn safety device requirements that apply to a fire department. Modifies the immunity provisions applicable to certain individuals and entities that take custody of a child or operate a newborn safety device. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   3/14/2022 - Public Law 107
 Recent Status:   3/14/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/14/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB214SUPPORT FOR PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH EXPENSES. (TOMES J) Provides, for purposes of the obligation of a father whose paternity of a child has been established to pay at least 50% of the mother's pregnancy and childbirth expenses, that pregnancy and childbirth expenses include health insurance premiums paid by the mother with respect to the mother's pregnancy and the child's birth. Establishes a duration within which a pregnancy and childbirth expense must be incurred in order for the obligation to apply to the expense. Creates a civil right of action, independent of a civil action to establish paternity, by which the mother of a child may enforce the obligation.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/24/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Kruse
1/24/2022 - added as second author Senator Becker
 
SB239PRACTITIONER ADVERTISING. (BOEHNLEIN K) Provides that, beginning January 1, 2023, certain practitioners are subject to disciplinary sanctions if the practitioner communicates or disseminates to the general public an advertisement that includes deceptive or misleading information or does not prominently state the profession or license held by the practitioner. 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 additional terms or other specified words that identify a member of a medical specialty. Establishes certain exceptions. Specifies that the exclusions to the practice of medicine and osteopathic medicine do not allow a person to use words or abbreviations that indicate or induce an individual to believe that the person is engaged in the practice of medicine or osteopathic medicine.
 Current Status:   3/15/2022 - Public Law 128
 Recent Status:   3/15/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB249HEALTH INSURANCE TRANSPARENCY. (BROWN L) Specifies that the compliance of a practitioner and a provider facility with federal law meets the good faith estimate requirements concerning health service costs. Allows the commissioner of the department of insurance to issue an order to discontinue a violation of a law (current law specifies orders or rules). Requires a domestic stock insurer to file specified information with the department of insurance. Prohibits a health plan from requiring a health care provider to submit a prior authorization request to a third party and requires the health plan to transmit the request to the third party through secure electronic transmission. Amends the deadline by which a health plan must respond to a nonurgent care prior authorization request. Requires a health plan to offer a health care provider that submitted a prior authorization and received an adverse determination the option to request a peer to peer review by a clinical peer concerning the adverse determination. 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. Establishes an approval process for a health plan's proposed premium rate increase of 5% or greater as compared to the previous calendar year. Prohibits an insurer and a health maintenance organization from altering a CPT code for a claim unless the medical record of the claim has been reviewed by an employee who is a licensed physician. 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. Urges the study by an interim committee of prior authorization exemptions for certain health care providers.
 Current Status:   2/28/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.2)
 Recent Status:   2/7/2022 - Referred to House Financial Institutions and Insurance
2/7/2022 - First Reading
 
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:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/10/2022 - First Reading
 
SB251INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT. (BROWN L) Requires the medical licensing board of Indiana to administer the interstate medical licensure compact (compact). Adopts the compact. Sets forth requirements of a compact state. Sets forth the duties and authority of the interstate medical licensure compact commission. Provides for two voting members on the commission from each member state. Establishes the procedure to withdraw from the compact. Specifies that the compact supersedes any state law that is in conflict. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 60
 Recent Status:   3/10/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/1/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
SB284TELEHEALTH MATTERS. (CHARBONNEAU E) Consolidates Medicaid telehealth language. Provides that "health care services" does not include certain case management services, care management services, service coordination services, or care coordination services for purposes of telehealth. Adds occupational therapist assistants, school psychologists, specified developmental therapists, peers, clinical fellows, students and graduates of certain professional programs, physical therapist assistants, and certain community mental health center providers to the definition of "practitioner" for purposes of practicing telehealth. Allows behavior health analysts to temporarily perform telehealth during the time when the professional licensing agency is preparing to implement licensure for the profession.
 Current Status:   3/14/2022 - Public Law 109
 Recent Status:   3/14/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/14/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB353HOME HEALTH AIDE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS. (BECKER V) Requires a registered home health aide who: (1) is employed as a home health aide; and (2) provides care to an individual who has been diagnosed with or experiences symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or a related cognitive disorder; to complete certain dementia training. Sets forth the requirements of dementia training. Requires the state department of health to: (1) identify and approve a dementia training program that meets certain requirements as an approved dementia training program; and (2) establish and implement a process for state department approval of a dementia training program. Allows a home health aide to produce a certificate of completion issued by an entity that provides approved dementia training as proof of compliance with the training requirements.
 Current Status:   3/8/2022 - Public Law 44
 Recent Status:   3/8/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/8/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB394MEDICAL MALPRACTICE. (NIEMEYER R) Provides that medical bills and medical expenses incurred in connection with the alleged injury or death of a patient are excluded from the maximum amount of damages that may be recovered in a medical malpractice action. Increases the amount that a health care provider is liable for in a medical malpractice action from $500,000 to $600,000 after June 30, 2022. Provides that recoverable medical expenses incurred in connection with the injury or death of a patient due from a judgment or settlement in a medical malpractice action shall be paid by the health care provider. Reduces the amount that a plaintiff's attorney may receive in a medical malpractice action from 32% to 25% of any recovery after June 30, 2022.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/11/2022 - First Reading
 
SB400PHYSICIAN NONCOMPETE AGREEMENTS. (BUSCH J) Specifies a process by which a physician or employer may require binding arbitration to determine a reasonable price to purchase a release from a noncompete agreement.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/12/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/12/2022 - First Reading
 

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Ex-Indiana lawmaker sentenced in casino money scheme
A former Indiana state senator was sentenced Wednesday to 10 months in prison for his role in a scheme that illegally funneled money from a casino company to his unsuccessful 2016 congressional campaign.
Associated Press

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