HB 1328-1_ Filed 03/21/2013, 09:56
Adopted 3/21/2013

COMMITTEE REPORT

MADAM PRESIDENT:

    The Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services, to which was referred House Bill No. 1328, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:

SOURCE: Page 1, line 1; (13)CR132801.1. -->     Page 1, between the enacting clause and line 1, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 12-8-15; (13)CR132801.1. -->     "SECTION 1. IC 12-8-15 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]:
     Chapter 15. Social Services Programs in Schools
    Sec. 1. (a) The office of the secretary shall develop and implement an evidence-based program model that partners with elementary schools (as defined in IC 20-18-2-4) and high schools (as defined in IC 20-18-2-7) to provide social services to children, parents, caregivers, teachers, and the community to prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.
    (b) The program model developed under this chapter must include the following:
        (1) Substance abuse services and prevention, including:
            (A) problem identification;
            (B) programs and strategies;
            (C) referral to community resources;
            (D) post treatment care; and
            (E) case management.
        (2) Assistance for children who are at risk for dropping out of school.
        (3) Grief counseling and suicide prevention.
        (4) Parenting skills and family communication education.
        (5) Social skills education and development.

     (c) The office of the secretary may initiate the program model required by this section as a pilot project in the southwestern region of Indiana.
     Sec. 2. (a) The office of the secretary may contract with an entity to provide services for the program model described in section 1 of this chapter. The entity must meet the following requirements:
        (1) Be a nonprofit organization that is qualified as exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
        (2) Be incorporated or registered in Indiana as a business with at least five (5) years of experience in providing evidence-based prevention programs and social work services in a school setting.
        (3) Employ at least ten (10) individuals with a master's degree in social work to provide evidence-based programs and strategies that meet the needs of children, families, and teachers in school settings.
        (4) Partner with schools, churches, and other entities to provide services to children and families.
        (5) Provide independent evaluations that demonstrate the entity's success at:
            (A) reducing risk factors;
            (B) improving protective factors;
            (C) increasing resiliency; and
            (D) decreasing the individual concerns;
        of students.
    (b) If the office of the secretary contracts with an entity under subsection (a), the office of the secretary shall contract with an independent third party to do the following:
        (1) Evaluate the outcomes of the contractor's program model.
        (2) Prepare an annual report measuring the contractor's outcomes and assessing the effect of the program model.

The office of the secretary shall provide a copy of the report required by this subsection to the legislative council in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6.".
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    Page 1, line 10, delete "services" and insert " services, and behavioral health treatment".
    Page 2, line 2, delete "The" and insert " Except for a hospital, the".
    Page 2, line 20, after "5." insert " (a)".
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    " (b) Before October 1, 2014, and before October 1 of each year thereafter, the office of the secretary shall report to the health finance commission concerning the following related to this chapter:
        (1) The number of school health care clinics in Indiana.
        (2) The effectiveness of the school health care clinics.
".
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to HB 1328 as reprinted February 21, 2013.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass and be reassigned to the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Committee Vote: Yeas 10, Nays 0.

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    Miller Patricia
Chairperson


CR132801/DI 104    2013