Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 16-18-2-160.5; IC 16-41-42; IC 25-1-7-1.

Synopsis: Health care services by out-of-state entities. Requires the state department of health to issue registrations and maintain a registry for out-of-state mobile health care entities. Requires out-of-state mobile health care entities to register with the state department before doing business in Indiana.

Effective: July 1, 2007.


    January 11, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.


First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning health.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 16-18-2-160.5; (07)IN0317.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 16-18-2-160.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 160.5. "Health care entity", for purposes of IC 16-41-42, has the meaning set forth in IC 16-41-42-1.
     Chapter 42. Registration of Out-of-State Mobile Health Care Entities
    Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "health care entity" means an entity that is:
        (1) registered or licensed as a health care entity under the laws of another state, a foreign country, or a province in a foreign country; and
        (2) provides health care services, including the performance of health care tests, in a mobile facility.
    Sec. 2. The state department shall maintain a registry of health care entities that apply for and meet the registration requirements under this chapter.
    Sec. 3. The registry must include the name of each registered health care entity and the date that the health care entity registered with the state department under this chapter.
    Sec. 4. The state department shall issue a certificate of registration to a health care entity that applies for registration and meets the requirements of this chapter.
    Sec. 5. A health care entity applying for registration under this chapter shall disclose the following:
        (1) The types of health care services that the health care entity is going to provide in Indiana.
        (2) The names of any employees who are currently in good standing licensed, certified, or registered in a health care profession in:
            (A) Indiana; or
            (B) any other state;
        and a copy of the employee's license, certification, or registration.
        (3) Any health care services that are to be provided under a contract between the health care entity and a licensed, certified, or registered Indiana health care person.
        (4) The types of:
            (A) health care services;
            (B) health care tests; and
            (C) equipment;
        that the health care entity is going to perform or use.
    Sec. 6. A registered health care entity shall display the entity's certificate of registration in a conspicuous place in sight of a consumer of the health care entity.
    Sec. 7. A certificate of registration expires one (1) calendar year after its issuance.
    Sec. 8. A health care entity may not provide services in Indiana until the health care entity is registered under this chapter with the state department.
    Sec. 9. Registration under this chapter does not exempt a health care entity from the licensure, certification, and registration requirements of IC 25.
    Sec. 10. The state department shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2, including rules specifying registration renewal procedures, necessary to implement this chapter.

SOURCE: IC 25-1-7-1; (07)IN0317.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 25-1-7-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 1. As used in this chapter:
    "Board" means the appropriate agency listed in the definition of regulated occupation in this section.
    "Director" refers to the director of the division of consumer protection.
    "Division" refers to the division of consumer protection, office of the attorney general.
    "Licensee" means a person who is:
        (1) licensed, certified, or registered by a board listed in this section; and
        (2) the subject of a complaint filed with the division.
    "Person" means an individual, a partnership, a limited liability company, or a corporation.
    "Regulated occupation" means an occupation in which a person is licensed, certified, or registered by one (1) of the following:
        (1) Indiana board of accountancy (IC 25-2.1-2-1).
        (2) Board of registration for architects and landscape architects (IC 25-4-1-2).
        (3) Indiana auctioneer commission (IC 25-6.1-2-1).
        (4) State board of barber examiners (IC 25-7-5-1).
        (5) State boxing commission (IC 25-9-1).
        (6) Board of chiropractic examiners (IC 25-10-1).
        (7) State board of cosmetology examiners (IC 25-8-3-1).
        (8) State board of dentistry (IC 25-14-1).
        (9) State board of funeral and cemetery service (IC 25-15-9).
        (10) State board of registration for professional engineers (IC 25-31-1-3).
        (11) Indiana state board of health facility administrators (IC 25-19-1).
        (12) Medical licensing board of Indiana (IC 25-22.5-2).
        (13) Indiana state board of nursing (IC 25-23-1).
        (14) Indiana optometry board (IC 25-24).
        (15) Indiana board of pharmacy (IC 25-26).
        (16) Indiana plumbing commission (IC 25-28.5-1-3).
        (17) Board of podiatric medicine (IC 25-29-2-1).
        (18) Board of environmental health specialists (IC 25-32-1).
        (19) State psychology board (IC 25-33).
        (20) Speech-language pathology and audiology board (IC 25-35.6-2).
        (21) Indiana real estate commission (IC 25-34.1-2).
        (22) Indiana board of veterinary medical examiners (IC 15-5-1.1).
        (23) Department of natural resources for purposes of licensing water well drillers under IC 25-39-3.
        (24) Respiratory care committee (IC 25-34.5).
        (25) Private detectives licensing board (IC 25-30-1-5.1).
        (26) Occupational therapy committee (IC 25-23.5).
        (27) Social worker, marriage and family therapist, and mental health counselor board (IC 25-23.6).
        (28) Real estate appraiser licensure and certification board (IC 25-34.1-8).
        (29) State board of registration for land surveyors (IC 25-21.5-2-1).
        (30) Physician assistant committee (IC 25-27.5).
        (31) Indiana athletic trainers board (IC 25-5.1-2-1).
        (32) Indiana dietitians certification board (IC 25-14.5-2-1).
        (33) Indiana hypnotist committee (IC 25-20.5-1-7).
        (34) Indiana physical therapy committee (IC 25-27).
        (35) Manufactured home installer licensing board (IC 25-23.7).
        (36) Home inspectors licensing board (IC 25-20.2-3-1).
         (37) State department of health.
        (37) (38) Any other occupational or professional agency created after June 30, 1981.