February 13, 2004





ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 359

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DIGEST OF SB 359 (Updated February 11, 2004 3:01 pm - DI 77)



Citations Affected: Noncode.

Synopsis: Study of certificate of need and moratorium. Requires the health finance commission during the 2004 interim to study issues concerning requiring a certificate of need or establishing a moratorium on health care facilities in Indiana.

Effective: Upon passage.





Miller
(HOUSE SPONSORS _ BROWN C, BECKER, WELCH)




    January 12, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.
    January 29, 2004, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    February 2, 2004, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
    February 3, 2004, engrossed.
    February 4, 2004, read third time, passed. Yeas 44, nays 0.

HOUSE ACTION

    February 6, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.
    February 12, 2004, amended, reported _ Do Pass.






February 13, 2004

Second Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2004)


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ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 359



    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning health.

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

    SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) As used in this SECTION, "commission" refers to the health finance commission established by IC 2-5-23-3.
    (b) During the 2004 legislative interim, the commission shall study the issues concerning requiring a certificate of need for health care facilities or establishing a moratorium on the building of new health care facilities. In reviewing these issues, the commission shall determine the following:
        (1) The amount of cost savings that would result for the state by limiting the expansion of buildings for health care facilities.
        (2) The costs incurred by the state and the health care industry in the construction of new health care facilities.
        (3) Whether health care costs for the state would be reduced if the state required a certificate of need or implemented a moratorium on the building of new health care facilities.
        (4) The factors that have resulted in an increase in health insurance premiums in Indiana.


        (5) The percentage of health care costs that are the result of the following:
            (A) Obesity.
            (B) Smoking.
            (C) Construction costs for new or expanding health care facilities.
    (c) This SECTION expires January 1, 2005.

    SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.