Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 16-22-3.

Synopsis: County hospitals operating health facilities. Allows a county hospital to own or operate, or contract with a person to operate, a health facility.

Effective: July 1, 2010.

Borders, Herrell, Hinkle

    January 13, 2010, read first time and referred to Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation.


Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning health.

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

SOURCE: IC 16-22-3-5.5; (10)IN1303.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 16-22-3-5.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 5.5. On terms and conditions governing the board of the county hospital prescribes, a county hospital may own or operate health facilities located inside or outside the county hospital's county.
SOURCE: IC 16-22-3-6; (10)IN1303.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 16-22-3-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 6. (a) The governing board may contract for the following services on terms and conditions the governing board finds reasonable:
        (1) The services of consultants, architects, engineers, or other professionals, including shared services or purchasing organizations.
        (2) Services reasonably required to operate and maintain the hospital, including the management of the hospital.
     (b) The governing board of a county hospital may enter into an agreement with a qualified person or entity under which the

qualified person or entity will operate, for the county hospital, a health facility located inside or outside the county hospital's county.