HB 1511-1_ Filed 04/29/2001, 13:17

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT

DIGEST FOR EHB 1511



Citations Affected: IC 12-12-1-4.

Synopsis: Rehabilitation service contracts. 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. (This conference committee report delete the language concerning exotic animals and requires that a person be accredited by an independent national accreditation organization to provide contract services for the rehabilitation services bureau.)

Effective: July 1, 2003.



CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT

MR. PRESIDENT:
    Your Conference Committee appointed to confer with a like committee from the House upon Engrossed Senate Amendments to Engrossed House Bill No. 1511 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 human services.
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

SOURCE: IC 12-12-1-4; (01)CC151103.1.1. -->     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.

    (Reference is to EHB 1511 as printed April 3, 2001.)




Conference Committee Report

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Engrossed House Bill 1511



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    Representative Herrell Senator Wheeler
    Chairperson

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    Representative Friend Senator Lewis

    House Conferees    Senate Conferees


CC151103/DI 77
2001