Citations Affected: IC 25-1.
Synopsis: Requires certain health practitioners to follow the American
Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for the diagnosis and evaluation of
a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) before
prescribing a psychotropic drug.
Effective: July 1, 2002.
January 7, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative
January 17, 2002, amended; reassigned to Committee on Health and Provider Services.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
professions and occupations.
SECTION 1. IC 25-1-9-6.8 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2002]: Sec. 6.8. (a) This section applies to a practitioner who is:
(1) licensed to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine under IC 25-22.5;
(2) licensed as an advanced practice nurse under IC 25-23; or
(3) certified as a physician assistant under IC 25-27.5.
(b) Before prescribing a psychotropic medication for a child for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a practitioner described in subsection (a) shall follow the most recent guidelines adopted by the American Academy of Pediatrics for the diagnosis and evaluation of a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
(c) In addition to the actions listed under section 4 of this chapter that subject a practitioner to the exercise of disciplinary sanctions, a practitioner described in subsection (a) is subject to the exercise of disciplinary sanctions under section 9 of this chapter
if, after a hearing, the board regulating the practitioner's
profession finds that the practitioner has violated subsection (b).