Citations Affected: IC 2-5; IC 5-10; IC 12-7; IC 12-9; IC 12-12.7; IC 12-17; IC 16-38;
IC 20-12; IC 20-35; IC 27-8.
Synopsis: Transfer of first steps program. Conference committee report for ESB 112. Creates
the bureau of child development services within the division of disability, aging, and rehabilitative
services. Places the infants and toddlers with disabilities program (first steps) under the bureau
of child development services. Reorganizes language regarding the copayment schedule and
copayment requirements. Specifies the health records to which the division has access in
administering first steps. Requires families participating in first steps to consent to allow the
division to bill third party payors. Requires the division to waive a family's copayment in any
month for which the division receives payment from the family's health insurance coverage.
Makes conforming amendments, including a repeal of current provisions concerning first steps.
(The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the commission on mental retardation and
developmental disabilities.) (This conference committee report removes a provision that
provides that the department of insurance, when considering protection against insolvency
for a health maintenance organization, may accept, instead of meeting the minimum net
worth requirements, either a performance bond or cash deposit.)
Effective: Upon passage.
Your Conference Committee appointed to confer with a like committee from the House upon Engrossed House Amendments to Engrossed Senate Bill No. 112 respectfully reports that said two committees have conferred and agreed as follows to wit:
that the Senate recede from its dissent from all House amendments and that
the Senate now concur in all House amendments to the bill and that the bill
be further amended as follows:
Senator RiegseckerRepresentative Woodruff
Senator RogersRepresentative Brown C
Senate Conferees House Conferees