SB 444-3_ Filed 03/15/2005, 10:53 Ayres

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    PREVAILED      Roll Call No. _______
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    WITHDRAWN        Noes _______




    I move that Engrossed Senate Bill 444 be amended to read as follows:

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    "SECTION 16. P.L. 28-2004, SECTION 191, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: SECTION 191. (a) As used in this SECTION, "division" refers to the division of mental health and addiction.     (b) Except as provided in subsection (c), notwithstanding IC 12-23-1-6(4), IC 12-23-14-7, and 440 IAC 4.4-2-1(e), the division may not grant specific approval to be a new provider of any of the following:         (1) Methadone.         (2) Levo-alphacetylmethadol.         (3) Levo-alpha-acetylmethadol.         (4) Levomethadyl acetate.         (5) LAAM.         (6) Buprenorphine.     (c) The division may not grant specific approval to be a new provider of one (1) or more of the drugs listed under subsection (b) unless:         (1) the drugs will be provided in a county with a          population of more than forty thousand (40,000);         (2) there are no other providers located in the county         or in a county contiguous to the county where the         provider will provide the drugs; and         (3) the provider supplies, in writing:             (A) a needs assessment for Indiana citizens             under guidelines established by the division;             and

            (B) any other information required by the division.     (d) Except as provided in subsection (k), the division shall prepare a report by June 30 of each year concerning treatment offered by methadone providers that contains the following information:         (1) The number of methadone providers in the state.         (2) The number of patients on methadone during the         previous year.         (3) The length of time each patient received              methadone and the average length of time all patients         received methadone.         (4) The cost of each patient's methadone treatment and         the average cost of methadone treatment.         (5) The rehabilitation rate of patients who have              undergone methadone treatment.         (6) The number of patients who have become addicted         to methadone.         (7) The number of patients who have been              rehabilitated and are no longer on methadone.         (8) The number of individuals, by geographic area,         who are on a waiting list to receive methadone.         (9) Patient information as reported to a central registry         created by the division.     (e) Each methadone provider in the state shall provide information requested by the division for the report under subsection (d). The information provided to the division may not reveal the specific identity of a patient.     (f) The information provided to the division under subsection (e) must be based on a calendar year.     (g) The information required under subsection (e) for calendar year 1998 must be submitted to the division not later than June 30, 1999. Subsequent information must be submitted to the division not later than:         (1) February 29, 2004, for calendar year 2003;         (2) February 28, 2005, for calendar year 2004;         (3) February 28, 2006, for calendar year 2005;         (4) February 28, 2007, for calendar year 2006; and         (5) February 29, 2008, for calendar year 2007.     (h) Failure of a certified provider to submit the information required under subsection (e) may result in suspension or termination of the provider's certification.     (i) The division shall report to the governor and the legislative council the failure of a certified provider to provide information required by subsection (e).     (j) The division shall distribute the report prepared under subsection (d) to the governor and legislative council.     (k) The first report the division is required to prepare under subsection (d) is due not later than September 30, 1999.     (l) The division shall establish a central registry to receive the information required by subsection (d)(9).     (m) A report distributed under this SECTION to the legislative council must be in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6.     (n) This SECTION expires July 1, 2008.".

    (Reference is to ESB 444 as printed March 11, 2005.)


Representative AYRES

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