SB 471-2_ Filed 04/10/2001, 16:39


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    RULED OUT OF ORDER


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HOUSE MOTION ____

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MR. SPEAKER:

    I move that Engrossed Senate Bill 471 be amended to read as follows:

Delete the title and insert the following:
    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning health, professions and occupations.
    Page 1, between the enacting clause and line 1, begin a new paragraph and insert: SECTION 1. IC 35-46-7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]:
     Chapter 7. Offenses Against Persons Receiving Care
    Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "health care provider" means:
        (1) a hospital licensed under IC 16-21;
        (2) a health facility licensed under IC 16-28;
        (3) a housing services establishment that is required to file a disclosure statement under IC 12-15;
        (4) a continuing care retirement community that is required to file a disclosure statement under IC 23-2-4;
        (5) a home health agency licensed under IC 16-27;
        (6) a hospice licensed under IC 16-25;
        (7) an entity that provides licensed or certified health care professionals to:
            (A) a health care provider; or
            (B) a person who is in need of, or receives, professional health care services;
        (8) a community mental health center (as defined in IC 12-7-2-38);
        (9) a private psychiatric hospital licensed under IC 12-25;


        (10) a state institution (as defined in IC 12-7-2-184); or
        (11) a community residential facility for the developmentally disabled that is licensed under IC 12-28-5.
    Sec. 2. This chapter does not apply to the following:
        (1) A gift or donation of money or other asset given to:
            (A) a health care provider in the corporate name of the health care provider; or
            (B) an
entity that is organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
        (2) A gift or loan of money or other asset given by a person who receives services from a health care provider to a member of the person's family who:
            (A) is employed by a health care provider; or
            (B) owns, wholly or jointly, a health care provider.

        (3) A bequest of personal property or devise of real property made in an executable will as described in IC 29-1-5-5 to a health care provider, an owner, an employee, or an agent of a health care provider.
         (4) The purchase of a security (as defined in IC 23-2-1-1) that is traded on a national or regional exchange.
        (5) A gift or gratuity, not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500) in the aggregate per year per protected person, to an employee of a health care provider.
        (6) A gift or donation of money or other asset given to purchase or otherwise acquire a product, service, or amenity for the use, entertainment, or enjoyment of persons receiving services from a health care provider.
    Sec. 3. (a) The following transactions are subject to the requirements of subsection (b):
        (1) A gift, a donation, a loan, or an investment from a person who receives services from a health care provider to an owner, employee, or agent of the health care provider in the name of the owner, employee or agent.
        (2) A loan or an investment from a person who receives services from a health care provider to the health care provider in the corporate name of the health care provider.
    (b) A transaction under subsection (a) must be executed in writing and witnessed by two (2) disinterested parties. Each witness shall sign a document that describes the transaction in the presence of:
        (1) the person who makes the transaction; and
        (2) the other witness.
    (c) A health care provider, or an owner, an employee, or an agent of a health care provider, who:
        (1) receives a gift, a donation, a loan, or an investment from a person who receives services from a health care provider; and
        (2) fails to conform with the requirements of subsection (b);
commits a Class A infraction. Without regard to the amount of the transaction, the court that imposes the penalty for the infraction violation may, upon the request of the prosecuting attorney, order the person to pay the amount received in violation of this section, plus interest from the date of the transaction, to the protected

person or the estate of the protected person.
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to ESB 471 as printed April 9, 2001.)

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Representative BROWN C


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