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Senate Bill 0551

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF SB551 (Updated April 16, 2007 4:53 pm - DI 84)

Indiana health informatics corporation. Establishes the Indiana health informatics corporation (IHIC). Provides that the IHIC is a body politic and corporate. Requires the IHIC to encourage and facilitate the development of health informatics functions in Indiana. Provides that the IHIC is governed by a board consisting of the following nine members: (1) The secretary of family and social services, or the secretary's designee. (2) The state health commissioner, or the state health commissioner's designee. (3) Seven individuals appointed by the governor; one of which must be a physician; and one of which must be a hospital administrator. Authorizes the IHIC board to appoint any advisory panels that the board considers useful in advising the board and the corporation on issues determined by the board. Requires the IHIC to do the following: (1) Encourage and facilitate the development of a statewide health information exchange system. (2) Encourage and facilitate users of the statewide health information exchange system and other interested parties in developing and adopting standards. (3) Develop programs and initiatives to promote and advance the exchange of health information. (4) Recommend policies and legislation that advance the development and efficient operation of the statewide health information exchange system. (5) Report on Indiana's progress toward implementing the statewide health information exchange system. Requires the IHIC's plan to create the statewide health information exchange system to provide for procedures and security policies to ensure compliance with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), protection of information privacy, and the use of information in the system only in accordance with HIPAA and as required by public health agencies. Requires the state board of accounts to examine the IHIC and its funds, accounts, and financial affairs. Specifies that the IHIC is subject to the open door law and the public records law. Provides that the IHIC must comply with current statutory provision when adopting rules. Provides the IHIC board may adopt emergency rules. Provides that the IHIC shall determine qualifications, duties, compensation, and terms of service for persons employed by the IHIC. Prohibits the IHIC from issuing bonds or other debt obligations. Authorizes the IHIC to make grants, loans, and loan guarantees. Authorizes the IHIC to establish a nonprofit subsidiary to solicit and accept nonprofit entity funding. Provides that the IHIC is abolished on June 30, 2015.
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