January 6, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider
First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)
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SENATE BILL No. 319
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SECTION 1. IC 16-18-2-331.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 331.5. "Small business", for
purposes of IC 16-47-1, has the meaning set forth in IC 16-47-1- 0.5.
SECTION 2. IC 16-47-1-0.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2005]: Sec. 0.5. As used in this chapter, "small business" means
a business that satisfies the following:
(1) The business is independently owned and operated.
(2) The principal office of the business is located in Indiana.
(3) The business has not more than one hundred (100)
SECTION 3. IC 16-47-1-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 5. (a) The following
shall participate in the program:
(1) The department, for a health benefit plan:
(A) described in section 2(1), 2(2), or 2(3) of this chapter; and
(B) that provides coverage for prescription drugs.
(2) A state educational institution, for a health benefit plan:
(A) described in section 2(4) of this chapter; and
(B) that provides coverage for prescription drugs;
unless the budget agency determines that the state educational
institution's participation in the program would not result in an
overall financial benefit to the state educational institution.
(b) The following may participate in the program:
(1) A state agency other than the department that:
(A) purchases prescription drugs; or
(B) arranges for the payment of the cost of prescription drugs.
(2) A local unit (as defined in IC 5-10-8-1).
(3) The Indiana comprehensive health insurance association
established under IC 27-8-10.
(4) A county hospital under IC 16-22.
(5) A small business.
(6) A nonprofit organization that has not more than one
hundred (100) employees.
(c) The state Medicaid program may not participate in the program
under this chapter.
SECTION 4. IC 16-47-1-11 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2005]: Sec. 11. (a) The department shall adopt rules under
IC 4-22-2 to charge an entity listed in section 5(b)(4) through
5(b)(6) of this chapter a fee to cover the administrative costs
associated with the participation of the entity in the program.
(b) The department, with the approval of the budget agency,
may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to establish application
requirements and an application process for the entities listed in
section 5(b) of this chapter to participate in the program.
SECTION 5. IC 16-47-2-2 IS REPEALED [EFFECTIVE JULY 1,