Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1046

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 16-33-4-11.

Synopsis: Admission to Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home. Eliminates the admissions committee for the Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home and allows the superintendent to decide whether to admit a child to the home with the approval of the state health commissioner.

Effective: Upon passage.





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    January 8, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Withdrawn.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1046



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

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

SOURCE: IC 16-33-4-11; (02)IN1046.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 16-33-4-11 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 11. (a) After consideration of appropriateness of placement by an admissions committee that consists of:
        (1) an adequate investigation as determined by the superintendent of the home or the superintendent's designee,
        (2) the state health commissioner or the commissioner's designee; and
        (3) the superintendent of the department of education or the superintendent's designee; and
        (4) the secretary of family and social services or the secretary's designee;
including consideration of appropriateness of placement, and with the approval of the state health commissioner or the commissioner's designee, the superintendent of the home shall receive as a resident in the home a child if the child meets the requirements under subsection (b).
    (b) Before the child may be received as a resident in the home under subsection (a) the child must meet the following requirements:
        (1) The parent or parents of the child are Indiana residents immediately before application or the child is physically present in Indiana immediately before application.
        (2) The child is at least three (3) years of age but less than eighteen (18) years of age.
        (3) The child is in need of residential care and education.
    (c) If the applications of all children of members of the armed forces have been considered and space is available, the superintendent of the home may, subject to this section, recommend for admission if a child meets the requirements under subsection (b), receive as residents in the home the:
        (1) grandchildren;
        (2) stepchildren;
        (3) brothers;
        (4) sisters;
        (5) nephews; and
        (6) nieces;
of members of the armed forces who are in need of residential care and education.
    (d) If the applications of all children eligible for residence under subsections (a) through (c) have been considered and if space is available, the superintendent shall may accept for residence children referred:
        (1) by the division of family and children established by IC 12-13-1-1 ; or
        (2) by the division of special education established by IC 20-1-6-2.1 ;
subject to an adequate investigation as determined by the superintendent of the home or the superintendent's designee, including a consideration of appropriateness of placement, by the admissions committee under subsection (a). and the approval of the state health commissioner or the commissioner's designee.
SOURCE: ; (02)IN1046.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.