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House Bill 1866


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House Bill 1866

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB 1866 (Updated April 29, 2001 9:00 PM - DI 98)

Health. Provides that funds used for intergovernmental transfers by nursing facilities owned and operated by a governmental entity and federal funds levered by those transfers are to be distributed to Medicaid nursing facilities. Requires each nursing home to annually evaluate each patient and provide the information to the office of Medicaid policy and planning (OMPP) and requires OMPP to review evaluations and, if OMPP determines that an individual's needs can be met in a setting other than a nursing home, inform the individual of services that are available to allow the individual to reside in a non-nursing home setting. Prohibits, with certain exceptions, an owner or employee at certain health care providers from receiving money or assets as a loan or gift from an individual who receives care from the provider, and provides that a violation is a Class A infraction. Requires the state's rate setting contractor for Medicaid nursing home reimbursement to make certain calculations based on specified cost reports. Prohibits the office of the secretary of family and social services (FSSA) from repealing or amending certain administrative rules regarding reimbursement of nursing facilities without statutory authority. Requires FSSA, not later than August 1, 2001, to evaluate certain information regarding health care costs, develop Medicaid programs or funding mechanisms, and submit a state plan amendment to the federal government for approval of those programs or mechanisms. Requires the state department of health to: (1) provide reports to the select joint committee on Medicaid oversight concerning inspections of health facilities; and (2) develop a plan and seek federal approval to qualify the Indiana Veterans' Home for Medicaid reimbursement. Requires that a pregnant woman be tested for the antibody or antigen to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) during pregnancy or, if there is no written evidence that the woman was tested for HIV during her pregnancy, at the time of delivery. Provides that the pregnant woman may refuse to consent to the test and that a woman's refusal to consent must be documented in the woman's medical records. Requires that information regarding a woman's HIV testing status be included on a birth or stillbirth certificate. Requires that a pregnant woman be told of all available treatment options if the HIV test of the woman or her infant is positive. Requires the individual who orders an HIV test to provide the pregnant woman with certain information. Requires the results of the tests to be confidential. Repeals a portion of a current law pertaining to voluntary HIV testing for pregnant women. Requires the state department of health to distribute information explaining treatment options for individuals who have a positive HIV test.
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