SB 224-2_ Filed 02/29/2012, 08:10 Crouch

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    I move that Engrossed Senate Bill 224 be amended to read as follows:

SOURCE: Page 4, line 9; (12)MO022404.4. -->     Page 4, between lines 9 and 10, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 25-22.5-2-8; (12)MO022404.2. -->     "SECTION 2. IC 25-22.5-2-8, AS ADDED BY P.L.149-2011, SECTION 5, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 8. (a) The board shall implement a program to investigate and assess a civil penalty of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) against a physician licensed under this article for the following violations:
        (1) Licensure renewal fraud.
        (2) Improper termination of a physician and patient relationship.
        (3) Practicing with an expired medical license.
        (4) Providing office based anesthesia without the proper accreditation.
        (5) Failure to perform duties required for issuing birth or death certificates.
         (6) Failure to disclose, or negligent omission of, documentation requested for licensure renewal.
    (b) An individual who is investigated by the board and found by the board to have committed a violation specified in subsection (a) may appeal the determination made by the board in accordance with IC 4-21.5.
    (c) In accordance with the federal Health Care Quality Improvement Act (42 U.S.C. 11132), the board shall report a disciplinary board action that is subject to reporting to the National Practitioner Data Bank. However, the board may not report board action against a

physician for only an administrative penalty described in subsection (a). The board's action concerning disciplinary action or an administrative penalty described in subsection (a) shall be conducted at a hearing that is open to the public.
    (d) The physician compliance fund is established to provide funds for administering and enforcing the investigation of violations specified in subsection (a). The fund shall be administered by the Indiana professional licensing agency.
    (e) The expenses of administering the physician compliance fund shall be paid from the money in the fund. The fund consists of penalties collected through investigations and assessments by the board concerning violations specified in subsection (a). Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.".
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to ESB 224 as printed February 24, 2012.)


Representative Crouch

MO022404/DI 104     2012