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House Bill 1233


House Bill 1233

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF HB 1233 (Updated May 10, 2011 8:54 am - DI 14)


State boards, commissions, and professional licensing. Establishes the interim study committee on insurance. Redefines "class I child care home" to include full-day kindergarten level children as part of the three additional children that may be served during the school year. Creates the health care facility advisory council and transfers the duties of the hospital council, the home health care services and hospice services council, and the Indiana health facilities council to the health care facility advisory council. Establishes a 30 day grace period for individuals who do not renew a professional license before expiration under certain conditions. Changes the phrase "quality review" to "peer review" for purposes of laws governing public accountancy beginning July 1, 2012. Permits a peer review rating of fail to be used in disciplining a certified public accountant or public accounting firm after June 30, 2012. Specifies that an accountant must return to a client certain client records within 45 days. Provides civil immunity to a person engaged in a quality review or peer review or administering a quality review or peer review program. Requires occupational therapist assistants to be licensed. Specifies requirements for outpatient pharmacy drug therapy protocols. Removes certain limitations on physician assistants (PA) prescribing and dispensing certain drugs and controlled substances. Requires that the supervising physician or physician designee review specified percentages of PA patient encounters within 72 hours based on the PAs years of practice. Requires the medical licensing board to adopt rules concerning continuing competency requirements for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants before license or certification renewal. Allows a pharmacist to administer a shingles vaccine to a group of individuals under a drug order, a prescription, or according to a protocol approved by a physician. Eliminates the law enforcement training board advisory council. Repeals the public officers compensation advisory commission; personnel advisory board (IC 4-15-1, IC 4-15-2-2.2, and IC 4-15-2.5-2); motor vehicle sales advisory board (IC 9-23-1); operation lifesaver program (IC 9-27-2-12; Medicaid work incentives council (IC 12-15-42); New Harmony commission (IC 14-20-4); hospital council (IC 16-21-1); home health care services and hospice services council (IC 16-27-0.5); Indiana health facilities council (IC 16-28-1); and mandated health benefits task force (IC 27-1-3-30). Repeals the following entities: (1) Indiana tobacco use prevention and cessation advisory board. (2) Indiana health care account advisory board. (3) Indiana occupational information coordinating committee. (4) White River State Park Development Commission advisory councils. (5) Indiana organic peer review panel. Combines the Lake Michigan marina development commission and the shoreline development commission into a Lake Michigan marina and shoreline development commission. Requires the health care finance study committee to study licensure of: (1) brain injury care providers; and (2) diabetes educators. Makes conforming changes.
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