Reprinted

February 28, 2006





ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1315

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DIGEST OF HB 1315 (Updated February 27, 2006 5:19 pm - DI 96)



Citations Affected: IC 16-28; noncode.

Synopsis: Sprinkler systems in nursing homes. Requires certain health facilities to have automatic fire sprinkler systems before July 1, 2011. Provides that if a system is not installed before July 1, 2009, a plan for completion must be submitted to the health facilities council. Requires the department of health to publish the types of automatic fire sprinkler systems and smoke detectors in a nursing home in the department's consumer guide to nursing homes. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the interim study committee on fire safety issues.)

Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2006; July 1, 2007.





Thompson, Hoy
(SENATE SPONSORS _ LANDSKE, SIPES)




    January 10, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.
    January 24, 2006, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    January 30, 2006, read second time, ordered engrossed. Engrossed.
    February 2, 2006, read third time, passed. Yeas 98, nays 0.

SENATE ACTION

    February 6, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Homeland Security, Utilities, and Public Policy.
    February 23, 2006, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    February 27, 2006, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.





Reprinted

February 28, 2006

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


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ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1315



    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 16-28-11-5; (06)EH1315.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 16-28-11-5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 5. (a) This section does not apply to the Indiana Veterans' Home.
    (b) A health facility licensed under IC 16-28 as a comprehensive care facility must do the following:
        (1) Have an automatic fire sprinkler system throughout the facility before July 1, 2011.
        (2) If an automatic fire sprinkler system is not installed throughout the health facility before July 1, 2009, submit before July 1, 2009, a plan to the state department for completion of the automatic fire sprinkler system before July 1, 2011.
    (c) The state department shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to implement this section.

SOURCE: IC 16-28-11-6; (06)EH1315.2.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 16-28-11-6 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY

1, 2006]: Sec. 6. The state department shall disclose, in the department's consumer guide to nursing homes, whether a health facility is:
        (1) fully;
        (2) partially; or
        (3) not;
equipped with sprinklers.

SOURCE: IC 16-28-11-7; (06)EH1315.2.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 16-28-11-7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 7. The state department shall disclose the following information in the department's consumer guide to nursing homes:
        (1) Whether a health facility has:
            (A) battery operated;
            (B) hard wired; or
            (C) no;
        smoke detectors in each resident's room.
        (2) If a health facility has hard wired or wireless smoke detectors in each resident's room, whether the smoke detectors:
            (A) provide a visual and audible signal at the nurses' stations that attend each room;
            (B) transmit to a central station service; and

             (C) connect to the facility's fire alarm system.
SOURCE: ; (06)EH1315.2.4. -->     SECTION 4. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) As used in this SECTION, "commissioner" has the meaning set forth in IC 16-18-2-340.
    (b) Notwithstanding IC 16-28-11-5, as added by this act, the state department of health shall carry out the duties imposed upon the state department of health under IC 16-28-11-5, as added by this act, under interim written guidelines approved by the commissioner.
    (c) This SECTION expires on the earlier of the following:
        (1) The date rules are adopted under IC 16-28-11-5, as added by this act.
        (2) January 1, 2008.

SOURCE: ; (06)EH1315.2.5. -->     SECTION 5. An emergency is declared for this act.