HOUSE BILL No. 1518
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
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
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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HOUSE BILL No. 1518
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
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
(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
stated in subsection (a).