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Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Human services matters. Requires that the office of the secretary of family and social services prepare and submit a report that: (1) identifies certain administrative and reporting requirements that are unnecessary or overly burdensome; and (2) makes recommendations. Establishes distribution parameters for certain money appropriated to the first steps program. Provides that a managed care organization may not require a licensed psychiatrist to be certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for purposes of credentialing or contracting with the psychiatrist while the psychiatrist is practicing at a community mental health center. Requires the executive board of the state Human services matters. Requires that the office of the secretary of family and social services prepare and submit a report that: (1) identifies certain administrative and reporting requirements that are unnecessary or overly burdensome; and (2) makes recommendations. Establishes distribution parameters for certain money appropriated to the first steps program. Provides that a managed care organization may not require a licensed psychiatrist to be certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for purposes of credentialing or contracting with the psychiatrist while the psychiatrist is practicing at a community mental health center. Requires the executive board of the state department of health to amend rules to reflect current private publications used in hospital licensure rules. Requires a home health agency to randomly test: (1) at least 50% of certain home health agency's employees; and (2) employees suspected of illegal use of a controlled substance. (Current law does not require testing of both groups of employees.) Requires the behavioral health and human services licensing board to meet monthly. Allows the board of pharmacy to approve a remote or mobile location for a nonresident pharmacy that is registered with the board. Allows a pharmacy that holds a retail permit to offer drugs and devices to a long term care facility, a health facility, and a housing with services establishment. Provides that the term "wholesale distribution", for purposes of the wholesale legend drug distributor laws, does not include the sale or transfer of a drug by a charitable organization to: (1) a nonprofit affiliate of the organization; or (2) a nonprofit entity that is not affiliated with the organization; to the extent permitted by law. Provides that a program to accept unused medication by a business or other entity is not subject to regulation by a city, town, or county. Prohibits a city, town, or county from requiring a business or other entity to pay for or establish a program to accept unused medication. Adds gabapentin to the definition of "controlled substance" for purposes of the Indiana scheduled prescription electronic collection and tracking (INSPECT) program. Provides that the rules of the INSPECT program that were adopted before its repeal are considered to be adopted under the new INSPECT law. Requires a health plan that denies prior authorization for certain prescription drugs to provide an alternative list of prescription drugs or alternative treatments covered by the health plan. Requires the board of veterinary medical examiners to study the regulation of veterinary technicians. ... View more