Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 429

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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 board.

Effective: July 1, 2005.





Miller




    January 13, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.







Introduced

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 health.

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 medicine. However, this chapter does not prohibit the performance of health care services by a hospital employee may perform health care services in a hospital when that performance is delegated or ordered by a licensed health practitioner care provider if:
         (1) the services performed are within the practitioner's delegating 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 following:
        (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
            (B) communication;
        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.