Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1764

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 11-10-3-6.

Synopsis: Medical care to prisoners. Requires an independent medical review committee to review the sufficiency of medical care contracts entered into or renewed by the department of correction and related medical directives adopted by the department of correction to determine whether the proposed contract and directives are sufficient to ensure that a qualified medical professional providing services under the proposed contract will be able to provide services in conformity with the standard of care that the qualified medical professional is required to meet in the provision of medical care in Indiana.

Effective: July 1, 2001.





Pelath




    January 17, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Human Affairs.







Introduced

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1764



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning corrections.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 11-10-3-6; (01)IN1764.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 11-10-3-6 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 6. (a) The department shall submit:
        (1) all proposed contracts for the provision of medical care to be provided to committed individuals, including treatment for mental retardation, alcoholism, and drug addiction; and
        (2) a copy of the latest directives adopted under section 4 of this chapter;
to the state health commissioner of the state board of health at least ninety (90) days before soliciting a contractor to provide services under the contract.
    (b) Upon receiving the proposed contract and directives under subsection (a) the state health commissioner shall appoint an independent medical review committee to review the terms of the proposed contract and the directives. The appointed committee must have three (3) members who are qualified medical professionals.
    (c) The appointed committee shall review the proposed contract and directives to determine whether the terms of the proposed contract and directives are sufficient to ensure that a qualified medical professional providing services under the proposed contract will be able to provide services in conformity with the standard of care that the qualified medical professional is required to meet in the provision of medical care in Indiana. The medical review committee shall issue a written determination not more than thirty (30) days after the state health commissioner receives the proposed contract and directives under subsection (a). The medical review committee may include recommendations to the department.
    (d) The medical review committee shall report any findings of insufficiency to the department and the state health commissioner.
    (e) The department may not enter into a contract to provide medical services to offenders until:
        (1) the department has complied with subsection (a); and
        (2) either:
            (A) a medical review committee established under subsection (b) has determined that the proposed contract and the directives adopted under section 4 of this chapter are sufficient to ensure that a qualified medical professional providing services under the proposed contract will be able to provide services in conformity with the standard of care that the qualified medical professional is required to meet in the provision of medical care in Indiana; or
            (B) ninety (90) days have elapsed after the department has complied with subsection (a), if a medical review committee has taken no action to comply with subsections (c) and (d).

SOURCE: ; (01)IN1764.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001] IC 11-10-3-6 , as added by this act, applies only to contracts for medical care entered into or renewed by the department of correction after October 1, 2001.