SB 150-1_ Filed 01/24/2008, 08:47
The Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 150, 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:
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Page 1, between the enacting clause and line 1, begin a new
paragraph and insert:
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"SECTION 1. IC 25-27-1-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 1. For the purposes of
(1) "Physical therapy" means the evaluation of, administration of,
or instruction in physical rehabilitative and habilitative
techniques, and procedures to evaluate, prevent, correct, treat,
alleviate, and limit physical disability, pathokinesiological
function, bodily malfunction, pain from injury, disease, and any
other physical disability,
or mental disorder,
(A) the use of physical measures, agents, and devices for
preventive and therapeutic purposes;
(B) neurodevelopmental procedures;
(C) the performance, interpretation, and evaluation of physical
therapy tests and measurements; and
(D) the provision of consultative, educational, and other
advisory services for the purpose of preventing or reducing the
incidence and severity of physical disability, bodily
malfunction, and pain.
(2) "Physical therapist" means a person who practices physical
therapy as defined in this chapter.
(3) "Physical therapist's assistant" means a person who assists in
the practice of physical therapy as defined in this chapter.
(4) "Board" refers to the medical licensing board.
(5) "Committee" refers to the Indiana physical therapy committee
established under section 4 of this chapter.
(6) "Person" means an individual.
(7) "Sharp debridement" means the removal of foreign
material or dead tissue from or around a wound, without
anesthesia and with generally no bleeding, through the use of:
(A) a sterile scalpel;
(D) tweezers; or
(E) other sharp medical instruments;
in order to expose healthy tissue, prevent infection, and
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Page 2, line 33, after "evaluate" insert " , but may not treat,".
Page 3, line 3, delete "six (6)" and insert " three (3)".
Page 3, after line 8, begin a new paragraph and insert:
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"SECTION 4. IC 25-27-1-3.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 3.5. A physical therapist may not
perform sharp debridement unless the physical therapist
performing the sharp debridement is acting on the order of a
physician licensed under:
(1) IC 25-22.5; or
(2) IC 25-29.
Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
(Reference is to SB 150 as introduced.)
and when so amended that said bill do pass .
Committee Vote: Yeas 9, Nays 2.
Senator Miller, Chairperson
AM 015003/DI 104 2008