SB 471-1_ Filed 04/27/2001, 16:53



Citations Affected: IC 12-15-26 ; IC 35-48-2-1 ; noncode.

Synopsis: Health. Provides that a Medicaid recipient may not be restricted access to a prescription drug for mental illness. Adds a psychiatrist to the controlled substances advisory committee. Requires the controlled substances advisory committee to review the records maintained by the central repository for controlled substances designated by the state police department regarding the prescribing of stimulant medications to children. Requires the report to contain specified information and to be filed with the legislative council, governor, and medical licensing board not later than December 1, 2001. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning to report to the select joint commission on Medicaid oversight by March 1, 2003, regarding the cost effectiveness of unrestricted access to mental illness drugs. (This conference committee report: (1) deletes provisions regarding an owner or employee of certain health care providers who receives money or other assets as a loan or gift from an individual who receives care from the provider; (2) changes effective dates regarding unrestricted access to mental illness drugs; (3) changes references from "adolescent psychology" to "adolescent psychiatry"; and (4) makes technical changes.)

Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2001.

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Adopted Rejected




    Your Conference Committee appointed to confer with a like committee from the Senate upon Engrossed House Amendments to Engrossed Senate Bill No. 471 respectfully reports that said two committees have conferred and agreed as follows to wit:

    that the Senate recede from its dissent from all House amendments and that the Senate now concur in all House amendments to the bill and that the bill be further amended as follows:

SOURCE: Page 1, line 1; (01)CC047103.1. -->     Page 1, delete lines 1 through 17.
    Delete page 2.
    Page 3, delete lines 1 through 16.
    Page 3, line 19, delete "JANUARY 1, 2001 (RETROACTIVE)]:" and insert "UPON PASSAGE]:".
    Page 3, line 25, delete "JANUARY 1, 2001 (RETROACTIVE)]:" and insert "UPON PASSAGE]:".
    Page 5, line 30, delete "psychology" and insert " psychiatry".
    Page 6, line 22, delete ";" and insert " :".
    Page 7, line 10, delete "psychology" and insert " psychiatry".
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to ESB 471 as reprinted April 13, 2001.)

Conference Committee Report


Engrossed Senate Bill 471

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igned by:

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    Senator MillerRepresentative Crosby

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    Senator BreauxRepresentative Burton

    Senate Conferees    House Conferees

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