The Senate Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 180, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:
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SOURCE: IC 16-18-2-7; (01)CR018001.1. --> "SECTION 1. IC 16-18-2-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 7. (a) "Advanced life support", for purposes of IC 16-31, means care that is given:
(1) at the scene of:
(A) an accident;
(B) an act of terrorism (as defined in IC 35-41-1-26.5 ), if the governor has declared a disaster emergency under IC 10-4-1-7 in response to the act of terrorism; or
(C) an illness;
(2) during transport; or
(3) at a hospital;
by a paramedic or an advanced emergency medical technician and that is more advanced than the care usually provided by an emergency medical technician.
(b) The term may include any of the following:
(2) Endotracheal intubation.
(3) Parenteral injections of appropriate medications.
(4) Electrocardiogram interpretation.
(5) Emergency management of trauma and illness.".
relates to the unlawful or unauthorized practice of medicine or
osteopathic medicine, does not apply to any of the following:
(1) A student in training in a medical school approved by the board, or while performing duties as an intern or a resident in a hospital under the supervision of the hospital's staff or in a program approved by the medical school.
(2) A person who renders service in case of emergency where no fee or other consideration is contemplated, charged, or received.
(3) A paramedic (as defined in IC 16-18-2-266 ), an advanced emergency medical technician (as defined in IC 16-18-2-6 ), an emergency medical technician (as defined in IC 16-18-2-112 ), or a person with equivalent certification from another state who renders advanced life support (as defined in IC 16-18-2-7 ) or basic life support (as defined in IC 16-18-2-33.5 ):
(A) during a disaster emergency declared by the governor under IC 10-4-1-7 in response to an act that the governor in good faith believes to be an act of terrorism (as defined in IC 35-41-1-26.5 ); and
(B) in accordance with the rules adopted by the Indiana emergency medical services commission or the disaster emergency declaration of the governor.
(4) Commissioned medical officers or medical service officers of the armed forces of the United States, the United States Public Health Service, and medical officers of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in the discharge of their official duties in Indiana.
(4) (5) An individual who is not a licensee who resides in another
state or country and is authorized to practice medicine or
osteopathic medicine there, who is called in for consultation by an
individual licensed to practice medicine or osteopathIC medicine
(5) (6) A person administering a domestic or family remedy to a
member of the person's family.
(6) (7) A member of a church practicing the religious tenets of the
church if the member does not make a medical diagnosis,
prescribe or administer drugs or medicines, perform surgical or
physical operations, or assume the title of or profess to be a
(7) (8) A school corporation and a school employee who acts
before its repeal).
(8) (9) A chiropractor practicing the chiropractor's profession
under IC 25-10 or to an employee of a chiropractor acting under
the direction and supervision of the chiropractor under
(9) (10) A dental hygienist practicing the dental hygienist's
profession under IC 25-13.
(10) (11) A dentist practicing the dentist's profession under
(11) (12) A hearing aid dealer practicing the hearing aid dealer's
profession under IC 25-20.
(12) (13) A nurse practicing the nurse's profession under
IC 25-23. However, a registered nurse may administer anesthesia
if the registered nurse acts under the direction of and in the
immediate presence of a physician and holds a certificate of
completion of a course in anesthesia approved by the American
Association of Nurse Anesthetists or a course approved by the
(13) (14) An optometrist practicing the optometrist's profession
under IC 25-24.
(14) (15) A pharmacist practicing the pharmacist's profession
under IC 25-26.
(15) (16) A physical therapist practicing the physical therapist's
profession under IC 25-27.
(16) (17) A podiatrist practicing the podiatrist's profession under
(17) (18) A psychologist practicing the psychologist's profession
under IC 25-33.
(18) (19) A speech-language pathologist or audiologist practicing
the pathologist's or audiologist's profession under IC 25-35.6.
(19) (20) An employee of a physician or group of physicians who
performs an act, a duty, or a function that is customarily within
the specific area of practice of the employing physician or group
of physicians, if the act, duty, or function is performed under the
direction and supervision of the employing physician or a
physician of the employing group within whose area of practice
the act, duty, or function falls. An employee may not make a
diagnosis or prescribe a treatment and must report the results of
an examination of a patient conducted by the employee to the
employing physician or the physician of the employing group
under whose supervision the employee is working. An employee
may not administer medication without the specific order of the
employing physician or a physician of the employing group.
Unless an employee is licensed or registered to independently
practice in a profession described in subdivisions (8) through
(17), nothing in this subsection grants the employee independent
practitioner status or the authority to perform patient services in
an independent practice in a profession.
(20) (21) A hospital licensed under IC 16-21 or IC 12-25.
(21) (22) A health care organization whose members,
shareholders, or partners are individuals, partnerships,
corporations, facilities, or institutions licensed or legally
authorized by this state to provide health care or professional
(A) a physician;
(B) a psychiatric hospital;
(C) a hospital;
(D) a health maintenance organization or limited service health maintenance organization;
(E) a health facility;
(F) a dentist;
(G) a registered or licensed practical nurse;
(H) a midwife;
(I) an optometrist;
(J) a podiatrist;
(K) a chiropractor;
(L) a physical therapist; or
(M) a psychologist.
(22) (23) A physician assistant practicing the physician assistant's
profession under IC 25-27.5.
(23) (24) A physician providing medical treatment under
and when so amended that said bill do pass.
Committee Vote: Yeas 9, Nays 0.
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