Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 450

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: None (noncode).

Synopsis: Report on adequacy of methadone clinic regulations. Requires the division of mental health and addiction to: (1) compare other state regulations of methadone clinics with Indiana regulations; (2) address concerns that have been raised concerning Indiana's regulation of methadone clinics; and (3) prepare a report to be submitted to the health finance commission and the general assembly; before July 1, 2007. Requires the director of the division of mental health and addiction to testify before the health finance commission, and requires the health finance commission to study the adequacy of Indiana's methadone clinic regulations during the 2007 interim.

Effective: Upon passage.





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







Introduced

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


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SENATE BILL No. 450



    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning human services.

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

SOURCE: ; (07)IN0450.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) As used in this SECTION, "division" refers to the division of mental health and addiction established by IC 12-21-1-1.
    (b) Before July 1, 2007, the division shall do the following:
        (1) Compare other state regulation of methadone clinics with Indiana's regulation of methadone clinics.
        (2) Review and address concerns regarding Indiana's regulation of methadone clinics that have been raised in public meetings and by community advocates.
        (3) Prepare a report detailing the division's findings and actions concerning subdivisions (1) and (2) and submit the report:
            (A) to the health finance commission established by IC 2-5-23-3; and
            (B) to the general assembly in electronic format under IC 5-14-6.
    (c) The director of the division shall testify to the health finance commission upon the commission's request during the 2007 interim

of the general assembly concerning the adequacy of Indiana's regulation of methadone clinics and the contents of the report required in subsection (b).
    (d) The health finance commission shall study the adequacy of Indiana's regulation of methadone clinics during the 2007 interim.
    (e) This SECTION expires December 31, 2007.

SOURCE: ; (07)IN0450.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.