HB 1461-1_ Filed 04/27/2001, 13:51

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT

DIGEST FOR EHB 1461



Citations Affected: IC 12-12-1-4.

Synopsis: Conference committee report for EHB 1461. Health care provider contract and vocational rehabilitation. Requires the rehabilitation services bureau of the division of disability, aging, and rehabilitative services, when contracting for job development, placement, or retention services, to contract with an organization or individual accredited by an independent national accreditation organization. Prohibits specified entities from requiring a health care provider to provide health care services to enrollees of a health maintenance organization as a condition of entering into a contract to provide health care services to individuals other than enrollees of a health maintenance organization, except in an emergency or upon referral. Specifies that a health care provider who is required to provide health care services to enrollees of a health maintenance organization as a condition of entering into a contract to provide health care services to individuals other than enrollees of a health maintenance organization must be paid at rates determined under the provider's contract and may not be required to comply with the terms and conditions of the health maintenance organization.(This conference committee adds a provision that requires the rehabilitation services bureau of the division of disability, aging, and rehabilitative services, when contracting for job development, placement, or retention services, to contract with an organization or individual accredited by an independent national accreditation organization.)

Effective: July 1, 2003.



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CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT

MR. SPEAKER:
    Your Conference Committee appointed to confer with a like committee from the Senate upon Engrossed Senate Amendments to Engrossed House Bill No. 1461 respectfully reports that said two committees have conferred and agreed as follows to wit:

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

    Delete the title and insert the following:
    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning health and insurance.

SOURCE: Page 1, line 1; (01)CC146105.1. -->     Page 1, between the enacting clause and line 1, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 12-12-1-4; (01)CC146105.1. -->     "SECTION 1. IC 12-12-1-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 4. (a) The bureau may do the following:
        (1) Establish vocational rehabilitation centers separately or in conjunction with community rehabilitation centers.
        (2) Contract with governmental units and other public or private organizations to provide any of the vocational rehabilitation services permitted or required by this article, IC 12-8-1-11, IC 12-9-6, and IC 12-11-6.
        (3) Provide or contract for the provision of other services that are consistent with the purposes of this article, IC 12-8-1-11, IC 12-9-6, and IC 12-11-6.
     (b) When entering into contracts for job development, placement, or retention services, the bureau shall contract with governmental

units and other public or private organizations or individuals that are accredited by one (1) of the following organizations:
        (1) The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), or its successor.
        (2) The Council on Quality and Leadership in Supports for People with Disabilities, or its successor.
        (3) The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), or its successor.
        (4) The National Commission on Quality Assurance, or its successor.
        (5) An independent national accreditation organization approved by the secretary.
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SOURCE: Page 1, line 9; (01)CC146105.1. -->     Page 1, line 9, delete "lay person" and insert " layperson".
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to EHB 1461 as reprinted March 30, 2001.)




Conference Committee Report

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Engrossed House Bill 1461



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    Representative Crosby Senator Lawson C
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    Representative Budak Senator Alexa

    House Conferees    Senate Conferees


CC146105/DI 104
2001