Citations Affected: Noncode.
Synopsis: Emergency ambulance services report. Conference committee report for ESB 224.
Requires the state department of health, the division of fire and building safety, and the Indiana
emergency medical services commission to report to the health finance commission before
October 1, 2012, concerning specified information on ambulances and emergency medical
services. Requires the agencies to consult with entities that may be affected by a proposal being
considered for the report. (This conference committee report removes language that did the
following: (1) Provided a process for approval of an entity that is approved by a national
accrediting body to provide certain services under home and community based services
waivers. (2) Provided that a physician who is employed or under contract with certain
county or city hospitals is considered to be a public servant who is not subject to certain
conflict of interest prohibitions. (3) Exempted the health and hospital corporation from
following certain procedures in the sale, lease, or disposal of property. (4) Added the
violations of failing to disclose, or negligently omitting, documentation requested for license
renewal to the list of violations for which the medical licensing board of Indiana may
investigate and assess a civil penalty against a physician.)
Effective: July 1, 2012.
Your Conference Committee appointed to confer with a like committee from the House upon Engrossed House Amendments to Engrossed Senate Bill No. 224 respectfully reports that said two committees have conferred and agreed as follows to wit:
that the Senate recede from its dissent from all House amendments and that
the Senate now concur in all House amendments to the bill and that the bill
be further amended as follows:
Delete the title and insert the following:
A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning health.
Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:
emergency and non-emergency medical transportation for
health facility residents.
(6) How ambulance coverage is affected by ambulances that are subject to geographic or jurisdictional limits within a county, city, town, or township.
(7) Procedures or policies for determining to which hospital a patient is transported.
(8) A review of the state trauma care system.
(b) In preparing the report required by subsection (a), the agencies described in subsection (a) shall consult with entities that may be affected by the proposals being considered for the report.
(c) This SECTION expires December 31, 2012.
(Reference is to ESB 224 as reprinted March 1, 2012.)
Senator MillerRepresentative Brown T
Senator RogersRepresentative Brown C
Senate Conferees House Conferees