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Senate Bill 0223


Senate Bill 0223

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF SB 223 (Updated March 9, 2012 7:41 pm - DI 104)


Department of health matters. Requires a local health officer to show identification and receive consent before entering a premises to inspect or perform other tasks to determine compliance with public health laws and rules and to prevent and suppress disease. Sets forth circumstances in which consent is not required. Sets forth multiple actions that a court may take to enforce a local board of health order, citation, or administrative notice. (Current law allows the court to enforce an order by injunction.) Specifies that the entries into the Indiana death registration system are required only for deaths that occurred after December 31, 2010. Allows the state department of health (department) to adopt rules concerning who may input and retrieve data from the immunization data registry (registry). Allows an individual to file a registry exemption with the department. Allows the release of registry information to specified persons without the consent of the person. Removes language that requires the department to convene a panel concerning expanding access to the registry. Removes a requirement that a health care professional work at least one year in a shortage area or at other specified health centers in order to be eligible for the loan repayment program. Requires that the health care professional agree to practice in the shortage area for at least one year. Allows the Indiana health care professional recruitment and retention fund to be used to encourage delivery of health care in shortage areas on a full-time or less than full-time basis.
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