SB 158-1_ Filed 01/26/2000, 16:16

COMMITTEE REPORT




MR. PRESIDENT:

    The Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 158, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:

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SOURCE: IC 25-1-9-10; (00)AM015801.20. -->     "SECTION 20. IC 25-1-9-10 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 10. (a) The board may summarily suspend a practitioner's license for ninety (90) days before a final adjudication or during the appeals process if the board finds that a practitioner represents a clear and immediate danger to the public health and safety if the practitioner is allowed to continue to practice. The summary suspension may be renewed upon a hearing before the board, and each renewal may be for ninety (90) days or less.
    (b) Before the board may summarily suspend a license that has been issued under IC 15-5-1.1, IC 25-22.5 or IC 25-14, the consumer protection division of the attorney general's office shall make a reasonable attempt to notify a practitioner of a hearing by the board to suspend a practitioner's license and of information regarding the allegation against the practitioner. The consumer protection division of the attorney general's office shall also notify the practitioner that the practitioner may provide a written or an oral statement to the board on the practitioner's behalf before the board issues an order for summary suspension. A reasonable attempt to reach the practitioner is made if the consumer protection division of the attorney general's office attempts to reach the practitioner by telephone or facsimile at the last telephone number of the practitioner on file with the board.
    (c) After a reasonable attempt is made to notify a practitioner under subsection (b):
        (1) a court may not stay or vacate a summary suspension of a practitioner's license for the sole reason that the practitioner was not notified; and
        (2) the practitioner may not petition the board for a delay of the summary suspension proceedings.
SOURCE: ; (00)AM015801.21. -->     SECTION 21. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000] (a) Notwithstanding IC 15-5-1.1-19, as amended by this act, the Indiana board of veterinary medical examiners shall renew and place on inactive status a license or registration that expired in 1999, if the former licensee or registrant requests renewal and inactive status in writing not later than July 1, 2001.
    (b) This SECTION expires July 1, 2002.
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    (Reference is to SB 158 as introduced.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

Committee Vote: Yeas 7, Nays 0.

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Senator Miller, Chairperson


AM 015801/DI 88    2000