Enrolled Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

FSSA matters. Allows the secretary of family and social services (secretary) to delegate appointment authorities, the issuance of certain orders, and other acts to carry out the functions of the divisions to an individual. Authorizes the secretary to adopt rules concerning the implementation and administration of the early education grant pilot program. Changes references from intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded to intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Removes the expiration of the law concerning the waiver to set an emergency placement priority for individuals in certain situations. Allows the office of Medicaid policy and planning to FSSA matters. Allows the secretary of family and social services (secretary) to delegate appointment authorities, the issuance of certain orders, and other acts to carry out the functions of the divisions to an individual. Authorizes the secretary to adopt rules concerning the implementation and administration of the early education grant pilot program. Changes references from intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded to intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Removes the expiration of the law concerning the waiver to set an emergency placement priority for individuals in certain situations. Allows the office of Medicaid policy and planning to use: (1) a fingerprint-based criminal history check for certain providers under the Medicaid program; and (2) a contractor to obtain the criminal history checks. Adds a representative of the Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants to the Medicaid advisory committee. Creates an exception for state institutions concerning advanced practice nurses acting under a collaborative agreement with a practitioner, requiring that the nurse act under privileges granted by the governing body of the institution. ... View more