Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 25-23-1.

Synopsis: State board of nursing. Allows the Indiana state board of nursing (board) to hire an education compliance officer. Allows the board to use the impaired nurses account to fund the education compliance officer and to cover costs incurred by members of the board.

Effective: July 1, 2013.

Smith M, Kirchhofer, Porter

    January 22, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.


First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning professions and occupations.

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

SOURCE: IC 25-23-1-21.5; (13)IN1518.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 25-23-1-21.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 21.5. The board may hire an education compliance officer who reports directly to the director of the board to oversee and perform the educational duties required under this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 25-23-1-34; (13)IN1518.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 25-23-1-34, AS AMENDED BY P.L.134-2008, SECTION 33, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 34. (a) The impaired nurses account is established within the state general fund for the purpose purposes of providing money for:
         (1) providing rehabilitation of impaired registered nurses or licensed practical nurses under this article;
         (2) funding the education compliance officer provided for under section 21.5 of this chapter; and
        (3) covering any other costs incurred by members of the board
in performing the board's responsibilities.
The account shall be administered by the Indiana professional licensing agency.
    (b) Expenses of administering the account shall be paid from money in the account. The account consists of the following:
        (1) Funds collected for the rehabilitation of impaired registered nurses and impaired licensed practical nurses under sections 11(e), 12(d), and 16.1(d) of this chapter.
        (2) Funds collected under section 31(c)(2) of this chapter.
        (3) Fines collected from registered nurses or licensed practical nurses under IC 25-1-9-9(a)(6).
    (c) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the account not currently needed to meet the obligations of the account in the same manner as other public money may be invested.
    (d) Money in the account is appropriated to the board for the purpose purposes stated in subsection (a).