SB 216-1_ Filed 02/11/2009, 16:49 ChairPerson



    The Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 216, 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:

    Delete the title and insert the following:
    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning health.

SOURCE: Page 1, line 1; (09)AM021601.1. -->     Page 1, delete lines 1 through 9.
    Page 1, line 10, delete "Sec. 1." and insert "SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a)".
    Page 1, line 10, delete "chapter, "retail health clinic" means a" and insert " SECTION, "health clinic" includes the following:
        (1) A
    Page 1, delete lines 14 through 17, begin a new line single block indented and insert the following:
        " (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)AM021601.2. -->     SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.".
    Delete pages 2 and 3.
    (Reference is to SB 216 as introduced.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass .

Committee Vote: Yeas 10, Nays 0.


Senator Miller, Chairperson

AM 021601/DI 104    2009