HOUSE BILL No. 1315
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 16-28-11-5.
Synopsis: Sprinkler systems in nursing homes. Requires certain health
facilities to have automatic fire sprinkler systems before July 1, 2016.
Provides that if a system is not installed before July 1, 2013, a plan for
completion must be submitted to the health facilities council. (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.
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)IN1315.1.1. -->
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, 2016.
(2) If an automatic fire sprinkler system is not installed
throughout the health care facility before July 1, 2013, submit
before July 1, 2013, 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)IN1315.1.2. -->
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)IN1315.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. An emergency is declared for this act.