February 13, 2009



DIGEST OF SB 216 (Updated February 11, 2009 4:29 pm - DI 104)

Citations Affected: Noncode.

Synopsis: Study on the regulation health clinics. Requires the state department of health to conduct a study to determine: (1) the number of health clinics in Indiana; (2) whether the health clinics are regulated by the state; (3) the adequacy of the regulation; and (4) whether any additional standards are necessary or beneficial. Requires the state department to report its findings to the health finance commission and the legislative council by October 1, 2009.

Effective: Upon passage.

Miller , Miller , Sipes

    January 7, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.
    February 12, 2009, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.

February 13, 2009

First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning health.

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

SOURCE: ; (09)SB0216.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) As used in this SECTION, "health clinic" includes the following:
        (1) A
retail merchant (as defined in IC 6-2.5-1-8) that includes a health care clinic located on the retail merchant's premises that offers episodic health care for patients.
         (2) A clinic that provides health care to individuals without an appointment. The term includes clinics operating under a hospital licensed under IC 16-21. The term does not include a physician's office that predominately provides health care to patients who schedule an appointment with the physician.
    (b) The state department of health shall conduct a study to determine the following:
        (1) The number of health clinics in the state of Indiana.
        (2) Of the health clinics identified in subdivision (1), the number of health clinics that are regulated by the state, including a health clinic regulated under a hospital's license.
        (3) The adequacy of the regulations existing in Indiana for

health clinics.
        (4) Whether any additional standards, other than those required under accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), are necessary or would be beneficial to Indiana residents who receive services in a health clinic setting.
    (c) Not later than October 1, 2009, the state department of health shall report its findings under this SECTION to the following:
        (1) The health finance commission established by IC 2-5-23-3.
        (2) The legislative council.
The report must be submitted in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6.

     (d) This SECTION expires December 31, 2009.

SOURCE: ; (09)SB0216.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.