Citations Affected: IC 20-9.1.
Synopsis: Physicians in school bus law. Provides that a physician
licensed in any state can certify the physical requirements for a bidder
to receive a school transportation contract award or for a person to be
a school bus driver.
Effective: Upon passage.
December 7, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 10.
"Indiana Physician". As used in this article, the term "Indiana
"physician" means any individual who holds an a valid unlimited
license to practice medicine in Indiana. any state in the United States.
SECTION 2. IC 20-9.1-2-10 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 10.
(a) Before a
bidder may be awarded a contract, the bidder for a transportation
contract must meet the following prerequisites:
(1) The bidder must meet the physical requirements prescribed in
IC 1971, 20-9.1-3-1
as evidenced by a certificate
signed by an Indiana a physician who has examined the bidder.
(2) The bidder must have been issued a valid public passenger chauffeur's license or commercial driver's license issued by the bureau of motor vehicles.
SECTION 3. IC 20-9.1-3-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 2.
Drivers, Physical Fitness Certificate. Every person who is or intends to
become a school bus driver shall obtain a certificate that he possesses
the physical characteristics required by section 1(g) 1 of this chapter.
The certificate shall be made by an Indiana a physician after the
physician has conducted a physical examination of the driver or
prospective driver. The physician shall be chosen by the driver or
prospective driver who shall pay for the examination.
SECTION 4. IC 20-9.1-3-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 4.
Drivers, Additional Physical Examinations. A governing body may, at
any time, require any driver operating a school bus for its school
corporation to submit to a physical examination by a licensed Indiana
physician selected by the corporation. The school corporation shall pay
the cost of an examination under this section.
SECTION 5. An emergency is declared for this act.