Citations Affected: IC 11-10-4-6.5.
Synopsis: Department of correction mental health drugs. Allows a
department of correction offender to be prescribed mental health drugs
that are available to a Medicaid recipient. (The introduced version of
this bill was prepared by the Indiana commission on mental health.)
Effective: July 1, 2003.
January 7, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2003]: Sec. 6.5. (a) Subject to section 6 of this chapter, the
department shall allow a physician to prescribe and administer to
an offender any drug:
(1) that is available to an individual who is eligible for Medicaid under IC 12-15; and
(2) that is administered to the offender for the purpose of controlling a mental or emotional disorder.
(b) The department may not require a physician to obtain prior authorization before prescribing or administering a drug under subsection (a).