February 2, 2007



DIGEST OF SB 333 (Updated January 31, 2007 12:35 pm - DI 104)

Citations Affected: IC 25-19.

Synopsis: Health facility administrator class of license. Requires the Indiana state board of health facility administrators to adopt rules establishing separate education, experience, and training requirements for licensure as a: (1) comprehensive health facility administrator; and (2) residential health facility administrator. Requires a residential care facility administrator to be licensed as a comprehensive care facility administrator or a residential care facility administrator.

Effective: July 1, 2007.


    January 11, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.
    February 1, 2007, reported favorably _ Do Pass.

February 2, 2007

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)

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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 25-19-1-5; (07)SB0333.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 25-19-1-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 5. (a) The Indiana health facilities council, pursuant to authority provided by IC 16-28, has, by rule duly promulgated, classified health facilities into comprehensive health facilities and residential health facilities. The fee for a health facility administrator's license in either classification shall be set by the board under section 8 of this chapter.
    (b) Such fee and application shall be submitted to the board, and the board shall transmit all such funds so received to the treasurer of state to be deposited by him in the general fund of the state. All expenses incurred in the administration of this chapter shall be paid from the general fund upon appropriation being made therefor in the manner provided by law for making such appropriations.
    (c) The administrator of a comprehensive care facility must have a comprehensive care facility administrator license issued by the board in accordance with rules adopted under section 8 of this chapter.
     (d) The administrator of a residential care facility must have

one (1) of the following licenses issued by the board under rules adopted under section 8 of this chapter:
        (1) A comprehensive care facility administrator license.
        (2) A residential care facility administrator license.

SOURCE: IC 25-19-1-8; (07)SB0333.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 25-19-1-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 8. The board shall do the following:
        (1) Adopt rules establishing:
             (A) standards for the competent practice of a health facility administrator; and
            (B) separate education, experience, and training requirements for licensure in each of the following classifications described in section 5 of this chapter:
                (i) Comprehensive health facility administrator.
                (ii) Residential health facility administrator.

        (2) Develop and apply appropriate techniques, including examination and investigations, for determining whether an individual meets the standards.
        (3) Issue licenses to individuals determined, after application of the appropriate criteria, to meet the standards, and for cause, after due notice and hearing, impose sanctions under IC 25-1-9, including placing the licensee on probation and revoking or suspending licenses previously issued by the board in any case where the individual holding the license is determined substantially to have failed to conform to the requirements of the standards.
        (4) Establish and carry out the procedures designed to ensure that individuals licensed as health facility administrators will, during any period that they serve as such, comply with the requirements of the standards.
        (5) Subject to IC 25-1-7, receive, investigate, and take appropriate action under IC 25-1-9 with respect to, and including probation, suspension, or the revocation of a license if necessary after due notice and hearing and for cause, any charge or complaint filed with the board to the effect that any individual licensed as a health facility administrator has failed to comply with the requirements of the standards.
        (6) Conduct a continuing study and investigation of health facilities and administrators of health facilities in the state to improve the standards imposed for the licensing of the administrators and of procedures and methods for the enforcement of the standards with respect to licensed health

facility administrators.
        (7) Conduct, or cause to be conducted, one (1) or more courses of instruction and training sufficient to meet the requirements of this chapter, and shall make provisions for the courses and their accessibility to residents of this state unless it finds and approves a sufficient number of courses conducted by others within this state. The board may approve courses conducted in or outside this state sufficient to meet the education and training requirements of this chapter.
        (8) Take other actions, not inconsistent with law, including establishing and approving requirements for continuing professional education for licensure renewal, making provisions for accepting and disbursing funds for educational purposes, as may be necessary to enable the state to meet the requirements set forth in Section 1908 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396g), the federal regulations adopted under that law, and other pertinent federal authority, and designing any other action to improve the professional competence of licensees.