January 27, 2006
SENATE BILL No. 18
DIGEST OF SB 18
(Updated January 25, 2006 12:41 pm - DI 104)
Citations Affected: IC 12-24.
Synopsis: Charges at state mental health institutions. Changes the way
charges are set at state mental health institutions. Repeals provisions
concerning the per capita cost of treatment at state mental health
institutions and the per capita cost of outpatient services.
Effective: Upon passage.
January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative
January 19, 2006, amended; reassigned to Committee on Health and Provider Services.
January 26, 2006, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
January 27, 2006
Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)
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SENATE BILL No. 18
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 12-24-13-4; (06)SB0018.2.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 12-24-13-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 4. (a) Each
in a state institution and the responsible parties of the patient,
individually or collectively, shall pay for the ensuing fiscal year an
amount not to exceed the per capita cost at that state institution.
establish a charge structure for institutional services and
treatment. The charge structure must be approved by the director
of the division before July 1 of each year and, once approved, the
charge structure must be effective for the following state fiscal
(b) Except as provided in section 5 of this chapter, each patient in
a state institution and the responsible parties, individually or
collectively, are liable for the payment of the
cost of charges for the
treatment and maintenance of the patient.
SOURCE: IC 12-24-13-7; (06)SB0018.2.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 12-24-13-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 7. If a patient in a
state institution has insurance coverage that covers hospitalization or
medical services in psychiatric hospitals, all benefits under the
in an amount not to exceed the cost of treatment
and maintenance of the patient, shall be assigned to the appropriate
SOURCE: IC 12-24-13-10; (06)SB0018.2.3. -->
SECTION 3. IC 12-24-13-10 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 10. The appropriate
division shall issue to any party liable under this chapter for any type
of psychiatric service statements of sums due as maintenance charges.
The division shall require the liable party to pay monthly, quarterly, or
otherwise as may be arranged an amount not exceeding the maximum
cost charge as determined under this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 12-24-13-11; (06)SB0018.2.4. -->
SECTION 4. IC 12-24-13-11 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 11. The estate of
a patient who receives care, treatment, maintenance, or any other
service furnished by the division at the state's expense is liable for
of the cost of the charges as determined under this chapter
for the service. The estate is exempt from the requirements of section
10 of this chapter or any part of this chapter directly in conflict with the
intent of the chapter to hold a patient's estate liable for payment.
SOURCE: IC 12-24-14-2; (06)SB0018.2.5. -->
SECTION 5. IC 12-24-14-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 2. The billing and
collection of maintenance
expenses charges under this article shall be
made by the division or a unit of the division designated by the
SOURCE: IC 12-24-13-3; IC 12-24-13-8; IC 12-24-13-9.
; (06)SB0018.2.6. -->
SECTION 6. THE FOLLOWING ARE REPEALED [EFFECTIVE
UPON PASSAGE]: IC 12-24-13-3; IC 12-24-13-8; IC 12-24-13-9.
SOURCE: ; (06)SB0018.2.7. -->
SECTION 7. An emergency is declared for this act.