March 21, 2003





ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1399

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DIGEST OF HB 1399 (Updated March 19, 2003 12:47 PM - DI 104)



Citations Affected: IC 16-27.

Synopsis: Exemption from home health agency licensing. Specifies that a person that is approved by the division of disability, aging, and rehabilitative services and only serves certain disabled individuals are not home health agencies for licensure purposes.

Effective: Upon passage.





Summers, Budak
(SENATE SPONSORS _ LAWSON C, ANTICH)




    January 14, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.
    January 30, 2003, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    February 3, 2003, read second time, ordered engrossed. Engrossed.
    February 4, 2003, re-engrossed. Read third time, passed. Yeas 97, nays 0.

SENATE ACTION

    February 11, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.
    March 20, 2003, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






March 21, 2003

First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)


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ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1399



    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 16-27-1-2; (03)EH1399.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 16-27-1-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 2. (a) As used in this chapter, "home health agency" means a person that provides or offers to provide only a home health service for compensation.
    (b) The term does not include the following:
        (1) An individual health care professional who provides professional services to a patient in the temporary or permanent residence of the patient.
        (2) A local health department as described in IC 16-20 or IC 16-22-8.
         (3) A person that:
            (A) is approved by the division of disability, aging, and rehabilitative services to provide supported living services or supported living supports to individuals with developmental disabilities;
            (B) is subject to rules adopted under IC 12-11-2.1; and
            (C) serves only individuals with developmental disabilities

who are in a placement authorized under IC 12-11-2.1-4.

SOURCE: ; (03)EH1399.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.