HOUSE BILL No. 1335
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.
January 11, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.
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
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
(2) The potential for bias and mistrust that physicians and
patients may have and the effect it may have on a clinical
(3) Effective skills to communicate with individuals from
(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.