SB 366-1_ Filed 04/12/2011, 13:35
Adopted 4/12/2011


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COMMITTEE REPORT

            
                                                        YES:

9

                                                        NO:
2

MR. SPEAKER:

    Your Committee on       Public Health     , to which was referred       Senate Bill 366     , has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the House with the recommendation that said bill be amended as follows:

SOURCE: Page 1, line 15; (11)CR036603.1. -->     Page 1, line 15, delete "(6)".
    Page 2, line 1, before "(5)" insert "(6)".
    Page 12, line 18, delete "IC16-21-1;" and insert " IC 16-21-1;".
    Page 13, between lines 36 and 37, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 16-21-2-18; (11)CR036603.16. -->     "SECTION 16. IC 16-21-2-18 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 18. Each hospital shall annually report to the department the vaccination rate for influenza for the hospital's employees. The hospital's vaccination rate information must:
        (1) be reported in a format that indicates both the ratio and percentage of total employees vaccinated;
        (2) report the vaccination rate for employees from June 1 of the previous year through May 31 of the current year; and
        (3) be received by the department not later than June 30.
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SOURCE: Page 14, line 41; (11)CR036603.14. -->     Page 14, between lines 41 and 42, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 16-21-9-7; (11)CR036603.19. -->     "SECTION 19. IC 16-21-9-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 7. (a) Each nonprofit hospital shall prepare an annual report of the community benefits plan. The report must include, in addition to the community benefits plan itself, the following background information:
        (1) The hospital's mission statement.
        (2) A disclosure of the health care needs of the community that were considered in developing the hospital's community benefits plan.
        (3) A disclosure of the amount and types of community benefits actually provided, including charity care. Charity care must be reported as a separate item from other community benefits.
    (b) Each nonprofit hospital shall annually file a report of the community benefits plan with the state department. For a hospital's fiscal year that ends before July 1, 2011, the report must be filed not later than one hundred twenty (120) days after the close of the hospital's fiscal year. For a hospital's fiscal year that ends after June 30, 2011, the report must be filed at the same time the nonprofit hospital files its annual return described under Section 6033 of the Internal Revenue Code that is timely filed under Section 6072(e) of the Internal Revenue, including any applicable extension authorized under Section 6081 of the Internal Revenue Code.
    (c) Each nonprofit hospital shall prepare a statement that notifies the public that the annual report of the community benefits plan is:
        (1) public information;
        (2) filed with the state department; and
        (3) available to the public on request from the state department.
This statement shall be posted in prominent places throughout the hospital, including the emergency room waiting area and the admissions office waiting area. The statement shall also be printed in the hospital patient guide or other material that provides the patient with information about the admissions criteria of the hospital.
    (d) Each nonprofit hospital shall develop a written notice about any charity care program operated by the hospital and how to apply for charity care. The notice must be in appropriate languages if possible. The notice must also be conspicuously posted in the following areas:
        (1) The general waiting area.
        (2) The waiting area for emergency services.
        (3) The business office.
        (4) Any other area that the hospital considers an appropriate area in which to provide notice of a charity care program.".
SOURCE: Page 20, line 7; (11)CR036603.20. -->     Page 20, line 7, delete "IC 25-1-9-4(3)." and insert " IC 25-1-9-4(a)(3).".
    Page 21, delete lines 2 through 39.
    Page 22, delete lines 18 through 19.
    Page 22, line 20, delete "(5)" and insert " (4)".
    Page 22, delete lines 27 through 28.
    Page 23, line 35, delete "IC 16-37-1-11.7; IC 16-41-37-1; IC 16-41-37-2;" and insert "IC 16-37-1-11.7.".
    Page 23, delete lines 36 through 37.
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to SB 366 as printed February 16, 2011.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

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Representative Brown T


CR036603/DI 77    2011