Introduced Version




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.

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    January 7, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.


First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)

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

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

    SECTION 1. IC 11-10-4-6.5 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).