Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 214

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 25-19-1-3.

Synopsis: Qualifications for health facility administrator. Requires an individual seeking licensure as a health facility administrator to: (1) complete an internship in a health facility; and (2) have either an associate's degree or five years of long term care experience to meet the component of satisfactorily completing a course of instruction and training.

Effective: July 1, 2008.





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    January 8, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)


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SENATE BILL No. 214



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning professions and occupations.

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

SOURCE: IC 25-19-1-3; (08)IN0214.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 25-19-1-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 3. (a) The board may issue licenses to qualified persons as health facility administrators and shall establish qualification criteria for health facility administrators. The board shall adopt rules establishing standards for the competent practice of a health facility administrator. A person who applies to the board to practice as a health facility administrator must:
        (1) not have been convicted of a crime that has a direct bearing on the person's ability to practice competently;
        (2) have:
            (A) satisfactorily completed a course of instruction and training prescribed by the board which course shall be so that is designed as to content and so administered as to present sufficient knowledge of the needs properly to be served by health facilities, laws governing the operation of health facilities and the protection of the interests of patients therein, in health facilities, and the elements of good health facilities

administration, and have either:
                (i) an associate's degree; or
                (ii) five (5) years of long term care experience;
or
            (B) presented evidence satisfactory to the board of sufficient education, training, or experience in the foregoing fields to administer, supervise, and manage a health facility; and
         (3) have satisfactorily completed an internship in a health facility; and
        (3) (4) have passed an examination administered by the board and designed to test for competence in the subject matter referred to in subdivision (2). (2)(A).
    (b) The board may issue a provisional license for a single period not to exceed six (6) months for the purpose of enabling a qualified individual to fill a health facility administrator position that has been unexpectedly vacated. Before an individual is issued a provisional license, the individual must fulfill the requirements in subdivision (a)(1) in addition to complying with other standards and rules established by the board.