Citations Affected: IC 16-28-12-5.
Synopsis: Informal dispute resolution. Requires the state department
of health to contract with an independent organization to operate the
informal dispute resolution process required by federal law. Specifies
that the independent organization with which the state department of
health contracts must employ or contract with an interdisciplinary team
composed of persons with certain qualifications. Requires the state
department of health to assure that members of the interdisciplinary
team are knowledgeable about health facility operations and receive
training regarding federal survey and certification and state licensure
Effective: July 1, 2001.
January 11, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2001]: Sec. 5. (a) The state department shall contract with an
independent organization to operate the informal dispute
resolution process required by 42 CFR 488.331.
(b) The independent organization contracted by the state department under subsection (a) shall employ or contract with an interdisciplinary team consisting of one (1) or more of the following persons:
(1) A registered nurse.
(2) A social worker.
(3) A dietician.
(4) A licensed administrator.
(c) The state department shall assure that each member of the interdisciplinary team employed or contracted under subsection (b):
(1) is knowledgeable about health facility operation; and
(2) receives training regarding:
(A) federal survey and certification; and
(B) state licensure requirements.