January 25, 2006
HOUSE BILL No. 1315
DIGEST OF HB 1315
(Updated January 24, 2006 3:25 pm - DI 77)
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 implement disclosure guidelines for health
facilities concerning automatic fire sprinkler systems and smoke
detectors. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the
interim study committee on fire safety issues.)
Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2006.
January 10, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.
January 24, 2006, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
January 25, 2006
Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1315
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 16-28-11-5; (06)HB1315.1.1. -->
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) A health facility licensed under IC 16-28 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
(b) The state department shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to
implement this section.
SOURCE: ; (06)HB1315.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) As used in this
SECTION, "commissioner" has the meaning set forth in
(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
(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)HB1315.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006] (a) As used in this
SECTION, "department" refers to the state department of health.
(b) The department shall implement disclosure guidelines for
health facilities that are licensed under IC 16-28 concerning
automatic fire sprinkler systems and smoke detectors, including
(1) The status of automatic fire sprinkler systems and smoke
(2) The type of smoke detectors that are used.
(3) The plan of the health facility to install or update
automatic fire sprinkler systems and smoke detectors.
The disclosure guidelines may include Internet web site postings,
posting of information at health facilities, and providing
information to new clients of a health facility. However, the
disclosure guidelines must provide that any information that is
posted or distributed must be updated.
(c) This SECTION expires July 1, 2011.
SOURCE: ; (06)HB1315.1.4. -->
SECTION 4. An emergency is declared for this act.