Introduced House Bill (H)

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Veterans recovery pilot program. Extends the Indiana veteran recovery pilot program (program) to 2020. (Under current law, the program expires June 30, 2019.) Requires the state department of health (state department) to adopt rules by August 1, 2018, to implement the program. Allows the state department to select and approve up to five providers to provide diagnostic testing and hyperbaric oxygen treatment to veterans receiving treatment under the program. (Under current law, only one provider may be selected and approved.) Requires providers to perform services at cost out of the block grant amount awarded to the provider. Removes the requirement Veterans recovery pilot program. Extends the Indiana veteran recovery pilot program (program) to 2020. (Under current law, the program expires June 30, 2019.) Requires the state department of health (state department) to adopt rules by August 1, 2018, to implement the program. Allows the state department to select and approve up to five providers to provide diagnostic testing and hyperbaric oxygen treatment to veterans receiving treatment under the program. (Under current law, only one provider may be selected and approved.) Requires providers to perform services at cost out of the block grant amount awarded to the provider. Removes the requirement that a veteran pay a copay, and eliminates the restriction on when a veteran's injury occurred in order for the veteran to receive treatment under the program. Requires the state department to annually report on the status of the program to the governor, the department of veterans' affairs, and the legislative council. Directs the department of veterans' affairs to seek funding for grants to qualified entities providing veterans services and for funding of the program. Requires appropriations to the department of veterans' affairs for the purpose of providing grants to providers under the program to be used exclusively for that purpose. ... View more