SB 18-1_ Filed 01/19/2006, 14:24 ChairPerson
Adopted 01/19/2006


COMMITTEE REPORT





MADAM PRESIDENT:
    
     The Senate Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 18, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:

    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:
    SECTION 1. IC 12-24-13-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 4. (a) Each patient 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 year.
    (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)PD3958.2. -->     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 insurance coverage in an amount not to exceed the cost of treatment and maintenance of the patient, shall be assigned to the appropriate division.
SOURCE: IC 12-24-13-10; (06)PD3958.3. -->     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)PD3958.4. -->     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 payment 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)PD3958.5. -->     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 director.
SOURCE: IC 12-24-13-3; IC 12-24-13-8; IC 12-24-13-9.
; (06)PD3958.6. -->     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)PD3958.7. -->     SECTION 7. An emergency is declared for this act.
     (Reference is to SB 18 as introduced.)


and when so amended that said bill be reassigned to the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services.


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GARTON, Chairperson


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