SENATE BILL No. 429
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 16-21-2-9.
Synopsis: Hospital delegation of health care services. Specifies that
a hospital employee may perform a health care service that has been
delegated to the hospital employee by a licensed health care provider
if, in addition to other requirements, the delegation is made pursuant
to a written policy or procedure approved by the hospital's governing
Effective: July 1, 2005.
January 13, 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. 429
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 16-21-2-9; (05)IN0429.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 16-21-2-9 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 9. (a)
This chapter does
not authorize a person or a state, county, or local governmental unit,
division, department, board, or agency to engage in the practice of
this chapter does not prohibit the performance of
health care services by
a hospital employee may perform health care
in a hospital when that performance is delegated or ordered by
a licensed health
practitioner care provider
the services performed are within the
health care provider's
scope of practice; and
(2) the delegation or order is made according to a written
policy or procedure approved by the hospital's governing
board after consulting with:
(A) the hospital's medical staff; and
(B) at least two (2) licensed health care providers who
provide health care services at the hospital of the type that
is subject to the written policy or procedure.
(b) The policy or procedure under subsection (a) must do the
(1) Facilitate providing quality health care services in a
manner that is safe for patients.
(2) Set minimum training and education requirements that
are appropriate for the health care service that is subject to
the written policy or procedure.
(3) Specify the degree of:
(A) supervision; and
required by the delegating licensed health care provider.
(4) Provide for the periodic review of the health care services
delegated under this section.
(5) Allow an employee who is licensed to provide health care
to exercise independent clinical judgment to the extent
allowed by the employee's health care license.