Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1335

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 21-44-5-19.

Synopsis: Health disparities medical school curriculum. Requires the medical education board to establish an education program for first year medical students that addresses health disparities and the disproportional access to health care services affecting racial and ethnic minority groups in Indiana.

Effective: July 1, 2012.





Summers




    January 11, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1335



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

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

SOURCE: IC 21-44-5-19; (12)IN1335.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 21-44-5-19 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 19. (a) The board shall establish an education program for first year medical students that addresses health disparities and the disproportional access to health care services affecting racial and ethnic minority groups in Indiana.
    (b) The education program established under subsection (a) must include the following:
        (1) Information on the existence and magnitude of health disparities affecting racial and ethnic minority groups in Indiana.
        (2) The potential for bias and mistrust that physicians and patients may have and the effect it may have on a clinical encounter.
        (3) Effective skills to communicate with individuals from another culture.
        (4) Suggestions to reduce health disparities among racial and

ethnic minority groups.
    (c) The education program required under this section must be implemented not later than July 1, 2013.