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Senate Bill 0366


Senate Bill 0366

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF SB 366 (Updated April 29, 2011 6:15 pm - DI 104)


State department of health matters. Transfers responsibilities from administering specified federal food and nutrition program funds from the office of the lieutenant governor to the state department of health (state department). Requires the state department to annually inspect certain department of corrections facilities only if the facility is not accredited by a national accrediting organization. Creates the health care facility advisory council within the state department. Requires, beginning October 1, 2013, hospitals to record external cause-of-injury code for each individual who receives care in the emergency department of the hospital. Requires certain certified nurse aides to be certified by the state department, and requires the state department to: (1) establish a program; (2) prescribe education and training programs; (3) determine specified standards; and (4) establish annual certification fees; for certified nurse aides who work in health facilities. Requires the state department to maintain a registry for certified nurse aides and registered home health aides. Removes the requirements that a candidate must meet to be appointed director of the program for children with special health care needs. Authorizes a physician last in attendance of a deceased to initiate the document process for the death record and defines physician to include individuals with specified physician permits. Specifies that certain licensed professionals are subject to discipline under the person's license instead of committing a Class B misdemeanor for violating the statutes concerning vital statistics and specifies that the state department may not start sanctioning providers for certain violations until January 1, 2012. Requires the health finance commission to study whether hospitals should be required to report hospital employee influenza immunization rates to the state department. Repeals: (1) provisions establishing the hospital council, the home health care services and hospice services council, and the Indiana health facilities council; and (2) the requirement that the state department design, promote, and sell heirloom birth certificates.
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