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Senate Bill 0180

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF SB180 (Updated April 9, 2001 5:59 PM - DI 84)

Anti-terrorism measures. Requires the Indiana emergency medical services commission to provide training and certification standards for the administration of antidotes, vaccines, and antibiotics in situations related to a terrorist or military attack. Requires the state department of health to monitor dangerous communicable diseases and outbreaks of diseases known or suspected to be used as weapons. Provides civil immunity to paramedics, advanced emergency medical technicians, and emergency medical technicians and exempts them certain provisions in the medical practice law when they are acting in response to a terrorist attack that has been declared a disaster emergency by the governor. Requires the state department of health to develop capabilities and procedures to identify unknown bacterial substances that may be weapons. Defines "terrorism" and "weapon of mass destruction". Imposes criminal penalties for terrorism, agricultural terrorism, and false reporting of the placement or introduction of a weapon of mass destruction. Enhances the penalty for computer tampering when the offense is committed for the purpose of terrorism.
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