DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Hospital doctor public question. Requires a statewide public question to be placed on the 2000 general election ballot asking Indiana voters whether Indiana law should require hospitals with at least 100 beds to have on duty at all times at least one physician who is assigned to serve only nonemergency patients. Provides that if more voters vote in favor of this question than are opposed, the state department of health is required to adopt a rule to implement the policy described in the public question. Provides that the state department of health may not substantively amend or repeal a rule the state department is required to adopt following a statewide public question relating to the substance of the rule unless the general assembly requires by law that the rule be amended or repealed.