The Capitol Group's Bill track for INANA - 2021 Session
Prepared by: Jessaca Stults
E-mail: Jessaca@thecapitolgrp.com
Report created on June 28, 2022
 
HB1001ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY; COVID-19 IMMUNIZATIONS. (LEHMAN M) Allows the secretary of family and social services (secretary) to issue a waiver of human services statutory provisions and administrative rules if the secretary determines that the waiver is necessary to claim certain enhanced federal matching funds available to the Medicaid program. Allows the secretary to issue an emergency declaration for purposes of participating in specified authorized federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotments. Requires the secretary to prepare and submit any waivers or emergency declarations to the budget committee. Allows the state health commissioner of the state department of health or the commissioner's designated public health authority to issue standing orders, prescriptions, or protocols to administer or dispense certain immunizations for individuals who are at least five years old (current law limits the age for the commissioner's issuance of standing orders, prescriptions, and protocols for individuals who are at least 11 years old). Defines "Indiana governmental entity" and specifies that an Indiana governmental entity (current law refers to a state or local unit) may not issue or require an immunization passport. Provides that an individual is not disqualified from unemployment benefits if the individual has complied with the requirements for seeking an exemption from an employer's COVID-19 immunization requirements and was discharged from employment for failing or refusing to receive an immunization against COVID-19. Provides that an employer may not impose a requirement that employees receive an immunization against COVID-19 unless the employer provides individual exemptions that allow an employee to opt out of the requirement on the basis of medical reasons, religious reasons, or immunity from COVID-19 acquired from a prior infection with COVID-19.
 Current Status:   3/3/2022 - Public Law 1
 Recent Status:   3/3/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/3/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 State Bill Page:   HB1001
 News Stories:   3/7/2022 - FSSA says May will be final month for Hoosiers to receive emergency SNAP benefits
  3/7/2022 - Indiana terminating Hoosiers' enhanced federal food aid April 16
  3/4/2022 - UPDATE: Holcomb signs bill to end health emergency, limit vaccine mandates
  3/4/2022 - Senate leaves Holcomb veto intact while House sends legislation to end emergency order
  3/4/2022 - Holcomb ends Indiana's virus health after bill signing
  3/4/2022 - Public health emergency over
  3/4/2022 - Lawmakers reflect on legislative session
  3/3/2022 - Lawmakers may cut enhanced food benefits April 16
  3/2/2022 - Indiana Senate backs narrower bill on vaccine limitations
  3/2/2022 - Indiana Senate passes two House priority bills
  2/28/2022 - Indiana legislators still seek deal to end COVID-19 order
  2/25/2022 - SNAP amendment to COVID-19 bill fails, putting aid on path to end April 16
  2/23/2022 - Indiana Republicans push social issues in legislature as heavily contested primary nears
  2/21/2022 - IN Focus: Senate makes changes to controversial bills on education, vaccine mandates
  2/18/2022 - Senate Republicans strip down key Indiana House bills in second half of session
  2/17/2022 - Vaccine mandate bill scaled back
  2/17/2022 - Indiana Senate rolls back bill limiting worker vaccine rules
  2/17/2022 - Senate committee dramatically scales back COVID-19 vaccine mandate bill
  2/16/2022 - Indiana Senate to hold hearing on vaccination exemption bill
  2/7/2022 - House, Senate far apart on key issues at start of second half of Indiana legislative session
  2/4/2022 - Indiana Senate braces for contentious second half
  2/4/2022 - House, Senate remain at odds over tax, vaccine legislation at session’s halfway point
  2/2/2022 - Indiana governor extends COVID-19 emergency amid debate
  2/2/2022 - Gov. Eric Holcomb extends public health emergency through March 4
  1/28/2022 - Senate takes step toward ending Indiana's COVID-19 public health emergency
  1/20/2022 - Indiana schools were staying open. ‘Then omicron came along.’
  1/20/2022 - House votes to restrict COVID-19 vaccine policies at Indiana businesses
  1/19/2022 - Indiana House passes bill to limit employer vaccine mandates
  1/19/2022 - Vaccine mandate ban advances
  1/19/2022 - Indiana vaccine exemption bill advances, faces GOP hurdles
  1/19/2022 - Indiana House passes effective ban on COVID-19 vaccine mandates
  1/18/2022 - Statehouse roundup: What you should know about the Indiana General Assembly session so far
  1/18/2022 - Legislators navigate short session with a long list of legislation to consider
  1/17/2022 - Indiana House to vote whether to limit employers’ COVID-19 vaccine mandate rules
  1/17/2022 - House GOP rejects changing virus bill
  1/14/2022 - Employer penalty removed as Indiana vaccine mandate bill moves ahead in the House
  1/14/2022 - Indiana House set to limit COVID-19 vaccine policies at Hoosier businesses
  1/14/2022 - House GOP rejects changing virus bill
  1/14/2022 - Indiana House bill to ban employer vaccine mandate advances
  1/14/2022 - Indy Chamber opposes bill that would limit business vaccine mandates in Indiana
  1/14/2022 - HUSTON: VACCINE BILL ABOUT PRESERVING EXEMPTIONS, NOT GUTTING MANDATES
  1/10/2022 - Weekly Statehouse update: Vaccine mandate ban, curriculum and classroom transparency
  1/10/2022 - Statehouse roundup: Lawmakers advance legislation on vaccine mandates, jail overcrowding
  1/10/2022 - House committee approves controversial vaccine mandate bill
  1/7/2022 - House to debate bill to lessen mandates
  1/7/2022 - Natural immunity added to Indiana vaccine exemption bill
  1/3/2022 - Indiana General Assembly convenes Tuesday amid COVID-19 surge
  12/27/2021 - Virus bill first up for new session
  12/27/2021 - House leader eyes income tax cut amid rosy fiscal forecast
  12/23/2021 - Indiana Chamber of Commerce not in favor of vaccine mandate bill
  12/22/2021 - Indiana legislator wants businesses that fire people over vaccine issue to pay unemployment
  12/13/2021 - Legislation pits religious freedoms against employer rights
  12/13/2021 - Holcomb denies he's out of step with party
  12/10/2021 - Positivity rate concerns Holcomb
  12/8/2021 - What Gov. Holcomb thinks about his relationship with lawmakers and the vaccine mandate bill
  12/6/2021 - House GOP again tries to expedite bill to limit vaccine mandates, will hold hearing on Dec. 16
  11/30/2021 - 'Another horrible message': How ending COVID public health emergency could impact Indiana
 
HB1002VARIOUS TAX MATTERS. (BROWN T) Specifies that the amount of excess combined reserves that may be transferred to the pre-1996 account in 2022 may not exceed $2,500,000,000. Reduces the individual adjusted gross income tax rate from 3.23% in 2022 to 3.15% in 2023 and 2024. Phases down the individual adjusted gross income tax rate after 2024 depending on certain conditions being met. Allows a taxpayer to elect a special property tax valuation method for mini-mill equipment. (Current law allows the method to be used only for certain integrated steel mill and oil refinery/petrochemical equipment.) Repeals the utility receipts and utility services use taxes. Requires a utility that is subject to the jurisdiction of the Indiana utility regulatory commission (IURC) for the approval of rates and charges to file a rate adjustment with the IURC that adjusts the utility's rates and charges to reflect the repeal of the utility receipts tax. Requires a utility that is subject to the utility receipts tax and not under the jurisdiction of the IURC to adjust the utility's rates and charges to reflect the repeal of the utility receipts tax. Requires each utility to provide notice to the utility's customers that the adjustment in rates and charges reflects the repeal of the utility receipts tax. Specifies taxpayer procedure for the repeal of the utility receipts and utility services use tax. Provides that the office of the secretary of family and social services may not enter into a final contract that would implement a risk based managed care program or capitated program for the specified Medicaid population before January 31, 2023. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   3/15/2022 - Public Law 138
 Recent Status:   3/15/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 State Bill Page:   HB1002
 News Stories:   3/24/2022 - Hoosier Lottery officials don't say much about online games ban
  3/10/2022 - Republicans celebrate, Democrats lament missed opportunities at 2022 session's end
  3/9/2022 - Indiana Democrats propose more immediate tax relief for Hoosiers
  3/9/2022 - Lawmakers send $1 billion tax cut package to governor's desk
  3/8/2022 - Public testifies for final time on major tax cut bill of 2022 session
  3/8/2022 - Surging state revenue fuels tax cut push at Statehouse
  3/8/2022 - 'Out of ideas.' As GOP readies for more tax cuts, experts say Indiana is falling behind
  3/4/2022 - Holcomb pushes passing tax cuts
  3/4/2022 - Lawmakers reflect on legislative session
  3/4/2022 - Indiana governor endorses big cuts in income, business taxes
  3/2/2022 - Indiana Senate passes two House priority bills
  2/28/2022 - Indiana legislators looking to decide about online lottery
  2/24/2022 - Prospects for Indiana tax cuts boosted by governor’s support
  2/21/2022 - State revenue continues to top expectations as Indiana lawmakers debate tax cut
  2/21/2022 - Statehouse roundup: What happened in the Indiana General Assembly last week
  2/18/2022 - Senate Republicans strip down key Indiana House bills in second half of session
  2/17/2022 - Lawmakers seek to stop Hoosier Lottery from moving online without legislative OK
  2/16/2022 - Indiana tax cut plan hits wall with state Senate opposition
  2/15/2022 - Indiana Senate committee strips all tax cuts out of House proposal
  2/15/2022 - Indiana Senate committee kills proposed tax cuts
  2/9/2022 - Legislators update status of bills focusing on education, librarians
  2/8/2022 - Some mayors want a piece of Indiana’s budget surplus. So far, legislators aren’t biting
  2/4/2022 - Indiana Senate braces for contentious second half
  2/4/2022 - House, Senate remain at odds over tax, vaccine legislation at session’s halfway point
  1/31/2022 - Sales tax cut not on table
  1/26/2022 - Fears over revenue impact on local government stall Senate tax cut for business
  1/21/2022 - $1B tax-cut package clears Indiana House, heads to uncertain future in Senate
  1/18/2022 - Statehouse roundup: What you should know about the Indiana General Assembly session so far
  1/17/2022 - Indiana House Republicans pushing ahead on tax cut plan
  1/14/2022 - Mayors want replacement revenue for proposed House business tax cuts
  1/14/2022 - Indiana tax cut plan advances to full House
  1/13/2022 - $1 billion tax cut plan advances
  1/13/2022 - House Republican tax cut bill easily clears committee, heads to House floor
 
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
 State Bill Page:   HB1003
 News Stories:   3/1/2022 - Bill aimed at aiding Indiana through health care crunch
  2/18/2022 - Indiana lawmakers endorse easing rules on nursing schools
  2/15/2022 - Bill aims to reduce Indiana’s nurse shortage
  2/10/2022 - Lawmakers aim to address nursing shortage but nursing schools worry about standards
  2/10/2022 - Indiana House Bill 1003 Aims to Increase the Number of Nursing Students
  1/18/2022 - Indiana lawmakers consider easing of nursing school rules
 
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
 State Bill Page:   HB1140
 News Stories:   3/24/2022 - New Indiana law expands Medicaid health coverage through pregnancy and beyond
 
HB1153WORKER'S COMPENSATION. (LEHMAN M) Provides that if, after the occurrence of an accident, compensation is paid for temporary total disability or temporary partial disability, then the two year limitation period to file an application for adjustment of claim begins to run on the last date for which the compensation was paid. Increases benefits for injuries and disablements by 3% each year for four years, beginning on July 1, 2023. Adds an ambulatory outpatient surgical center to the definition of "medical service facility" under the worker's compensation law. Makes certain changes to the definition of "pecuniary liability". Establishes clean claim payment requirements related to worker's compensation claims. Removes outdated language. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   3/18/2022 - Public Law 160
 Recent Status:   3/18/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 State Bill Page:   HB1153
 
HB1167BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES. (PRESSEL J) Allows an advanced practice registered nurse to sign certain health documents concerning driving privileges. Requires the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau) to establish and maintain an audit working group. Provides that meetings of the audit working group are not subject to open door laws. Provides that the bureau, rather than the state board of accounts, is required to conduct an audit of each license branch. Amends certain dates regarding the statewide electronic lien and title system (system). Removes system provisions concerning qualified service provider payments, participation notification, and annual fees. Provides that the bureau and participating qualified service providers or lienholders may charge certain system fees, but sunsets the provisions on July 1, 2025. mends dates concerning the voluntary or required use of the system. Requires the bureau to distribute at least one time each month the fees collected and deposited from certain special group recognition license plates. Repeals the law providing for the Earlham College trust license plate. Provides that interference with highway traffic is considered unreasonable if the interference occurs for more than 10 consecutive minutes except for: (1) machinery or equipment used in highway construction or maintenance by the Indiana department of transportation, counties, or municipalities; and (2) firefighting apparatus owned or operated by a political subdivision or a volunteer fire department. Provides that a public agency or towing service that obtains the name and address of the owner of or lienholder on a vehicle shall, not later than three business days after obtaining the name and address, notify the owner of the vehicle and any lienholder on the vehicle, as indicated by the certificate of title or as discovered by a search of the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System or an equivalent and commonly available data base. Requires the bureau to process an electronic application for a certificate of authority not more than five business days after the submission of the application if the application meets certain requirements. Provides that an individual is not required to be a citizen of the United States as shown in the records of the bureau to apply for a replacement driver's license or learner's permit by electronic service. Provides that a suspension for failure to satisfy a judgment imposed before December 31, 2021 terminates on December 31, 2024. Removes the requirement that the bureau collect an administrative penalty if a dealer fails to apply for a certificate of title for a motor vehicle that is purchased or acquired in a state that does not have a certificate of title law. Provides that a manufacturer or distributor may not sell or offer to sell, directly or indirectly, a new motor vehicle to the general public in Indiana except through a new motor vehicle dealer holding a franchise for the line make covering the new motor vehicle. Provides that the sales of new motor vehicles by a manufacturer or franchisor to the federal government, a charitable organization, an employee of the manufacturer or distributor, or a manufacturer or distributor under certain conditions. Provides that an individual subject to both an administrative license suspension and a court ordered license suspension must file a petition for specialized driving privileges in the court that ordered the suspension. Repeals a statute requiring the use of a turn signal 200 feet before making a turn. Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   3/14/2022 - Public Law 118
 Recent Status:   3/14/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/14/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 State Bill Page:   HB1167
 News Stories:   3/8/2022 - Lawmakers approve change to Indiana turn signal law, send plan to governor
 
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
 State Bill Page:   HB1169
 
HB1217COERCED ABORTION. (KING J) Requires that a pregnant woman seeking an abortion must be informed that a coerced abortion is illegal. Provides that certain medical personnel must inquire with a pregnant woman seeking an abortion whether the abortion is coerced. Requires certain medical personnel who believe that an abortion is coerced to offer the pregnant woman information on certain services, the use of a telephone, and an alternative exit from the health care facility. Makes it a Level 6 felony if a person knowingly or intentionally coerces a pregnant woman into having an abortion. Mandates reports of a coerced abortion to law enforcement. Provides that a law enforcement agency must immediately respond and initiate an investigation upon receipt of a complaint of coercion or attempted coercion. Makes it a Class C infraction if a reproductive health facility knowingly employs a mandatory reporter who violates the mandatory reporting statute.
 Current Status:   3/11/2022 - Public Law 93
 Recent Status:   3/11/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 State Bill Page:   HB1217
 News Stories:   3/9/2022 - General Assembly asks Holcomb for special session on abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned
  3/7/2022 - Statehouse roundup: What happened in the Indiana General Assembly last week
  3/3/2022 - 14 House bills are heading to the governor’s desk, one signature away from being law
  3/2/2022 - Indiana House outlaws coerced abortions
  2/23/2022 - Senate votes to criminalize coerced abortion. Opponents say it stigmatizes the procedure.
  1/31/2022 - Statehouse roundup: What happened in the Indiana General Assembly last week
  1/27/2022 - Bill headed to Indiana Senate that criminalizes coerced abortion
  1/27/2022 - Indiana lawmakers advance new abortion restrictions that duplicate existing state laws
  1/26/2022 - Bill headed to Indiana Senate that criminalizes coerced abortion
 
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
 State Bill Page:   HB1254
 News Stories:   1/28/2022 - Indiana House Bill 1254 aims to lower infant mortality rate
 
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
 State Bill Page:   HB1255
 
SB5RECIPROCITY AND AUDIOLOGY COMPACT. (BROWN L) Establishes a procedure to grant licenses and certificates to practice certain health care professions in Indiana. Requires the applicant to hold a current license or certificate from another state or jurisdiction and meet other requirements. Allows the applicant who meets certain requirements to apply for a provisional license or provisional certificate. Requires the provisional license or provisional certificate to be issued within 30 days. Provides for penalties for submitting false information on an application for a provisional license or provisional certificate. Requires a board to make a final decision on a license or certificate application before the expiration of a provisional license or provisional certificate. Provides that if a board has a pending application for initial licensure or certification that requires final approval by the board, the board shall meet not more than 31 days after the application is ready for approval. Provides that the medical licensing board may not issue a physician's license to an applicant using the reciprocity law beginning July 1, 2026. Eliminates certain requirements for an applicant seeking licensure as a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, addiction counselor, or clinical addiction counselor. Requires the boards that regulate bachelor's degree social workers, social workers, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, licensed addiction counselors, licensed clinical addiction counselors, and respiratory care practitioners to issue a license by reciprocity within 30 days if certain requirements are met. Requires the speech-language pathology and audiology board to, before January 1, 2023, initiate and make every effort to enter into reciprocity agreements with contiguous states for individuals licensed as: (1) a speech-language pathologist; and (2) an audiologist; to practice the individual's profession under the license from one state in the other state. Adopts the audiology and speech-language pathology interstate compact. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   3/18/2022 - Public Law 149
 Recent Status:   3/18/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 State Bill Page:   SB5
 
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
 State Bill Page:   SB239
 News Stories:   1/27/2022 - Senate panel advances bill aimed at increasing transparency in health insurance
 
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
 State Bill Page:   SB251
 
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
 State Bill Page:   SB284
 
SB398BONE MARROW DONOR RECRUITMENT PROGRAM. (TAYLOR G) Allows the state department of health to establish a bone marrow donor recruitment program and post information on the state department's Internet web site to provide education to Indiana residents concerning bone marrow donation. Allows certain entities to disseminate the informational materials.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 30
 Recent Status:   3/7/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/1/2022 - Signed by the Speaker
 State Bill Page:   SB398
 
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