House Bill 1644
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
State financing of health facility closures. Creates the health facility transition incentive fund and appropriates $10,000,000 to the fund from the interest that accrues from investment of the Indiana tobacco master settlement agreement fund. Establishes the health facility transition review committee to review and accept or reject according to specified factors applications from qualified health facilities for the purpose of purchasing and closing health facilities to reduce the number of unoccupied licensed beds at health facilities throughout Indiana. Authorizes the department of administration to negotiate the terms and conditions of a contract to purchase an approved health facility's real property and requires the department to offer for sale or lease the acquired real property. Creates a moratorium on the addition, construction, and conversion of comprehensive care beds until July 1, 2007. Provides exceptions for comprehensive care beds that received a certificate of need under prior law or comprehensive care beds for which construction plans were approved and construction was begun before July 1, 2003.
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