February 18, 2011





SENATE BILL No. 484

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DIGEST OF SB 484 (Updated February 16, 2011 2:37 pm - DI 104)



Citations Affected: IC 16-41.

Synopsis: Lupus education. Allows the state department of health to: (1) work with a national lupus organization in educating the public, health care providers, and human services providers about lupus; (2) distribute information concerning lupus on the state department's Internet web site to certain persons; and (3) accept grants and seek waivers for the purposes of educating the public about lupus.

Effective: July 1, 2011.





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    January 13, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.
    February 17, 2011, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






February 18, 2011

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)


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SENATE BILL No. 484



    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 16-41-18.5; (11)SB0484.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 16-41-18.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]:
     Chapter 18.5. Lupus Education
    Sec. 1. The state department may work with a national lupus organization in educating the public about the following concerning lupus:
        (1) The symptoms and nature of lupus.
        (2) Personal risk factors.

         (3) Options for diagnosing and treating lupus.
        (4) Populations with elevated risk for lupus, including women and communities of color.
    Sec. 2. (a) The state department may promote a national lupus organization's initiatives to educate and train physicians, other health care providers, and human services providers on the most current and accurate scientific and medical information regarding the following concerning lupus:
        (1) Diagnosis.
        (2) Treatment.
        (3) Risks and benefits of medications.
        (4) Research advances.
        (5) Therapeutic decision making, including medical best practices for diagnosing and treatment.
    (b) The state department may distribute medically sound health information on the state department's Internet web site for review by the following:
        (1) Local health departments.
        (2) Schools.
        (3) The division of aging.
        (4) Employer wellness programs.
        (5) Physicians and other health care providers.
        (6) Hospitals.
    Sec. 2. The state department may participate in identifying the appropriate partners to aid in the education components of this chapter, including the following:
        (1) Local health departments.
        (2) Schools.
        (3) Division of aging.
        (4) Area agencies on aging.
        (5) Employer wellness programs.
        (6) Physicians and other health care providers.
        (7) Accident and sickness insurance companies and health maintenance organizations.
        (8) Hospitals.
        (9) Women's health organizations.
        (10) Nonprofit entities.
        (11) Community organizations.

    Sec. 3. The state department may accept grants, services, and property from the federal government, public entities, and private entities for the purpose of participating in national education programs. The state department may seek any federal waiver needed to maximize federal funds to educate the public about lupus.