First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)


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     HOUSE ENROLLED ACT No. 1643



     AN ACT concerning human services.

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

SOURCE: ; (03)HE1643.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003] (a) As used in this SECTION, "office" refers to the office of the secretary of family and social services established by IC 12-8-1-1.
    (b) The office shall:
        (1) cooperate with; and
        (2) assist;
a nonprofit organization with the purpose to implement and administer a program to provide health care to uninsured Indiana residents.
    (c) The office shall assist a nonprofit organization that has the purpose described in subsection (b) with the following:
        (1) Determining eligibility of potential participants who have an income of not more than one hundred percent (100%) of the federal poverty level for a program described in this SECTION.
        (2) Issuing a plan card that is valid for one (1) year to an individual whom:
            (A) the office has determined is eligible for the program; and
            (B) has paid the office a registration fee determined by the office.
        (3) Operating a toll free telephone number that provides

provider referral services for participants in the program.
        (4) Implementing the program described in this SECTION to combine the resources of the office and the nonprofit organization in a manner that would not result in the additional expenditure of state funds.


HEA 1643 _ Concur

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