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House Bill 1573


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House Bill 1573

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF HB1573 (Updated April 27, 2009 3:24 pm - DI 84)

Various professions matters. Specifies requirements for new home health agency and personal service agency employees to provide a limited criminal history or a national criminal history to the agency. Allows board approved activities to meet certain professional's continuing education requirements. Exempts a health care provider from liability for health records destroyed in a disaster. Specifies the service of notices and time computations for disciplinary actions. Requires the professional licensing agency to create an electronic registry for interior designers. Establishes registration criteria for interior designers and sets fees. Provides that the professional licensing agency is not liable for misrepresentations, fraud, or omissions caused by an individual who is registered on the registry. Specifies education requirements for school psychologists. Specifies examination requirements for people seeking to dispense hearing aids. Allows a board to require restitution as part of a disciplinary sanction. Allows a board that regulates certain health professionals to establish the requirements to manage health records when a practice has been discontinued. Exempts certain sports team healthcare practitioners who provide treatment for their team members from state license requirements. Allows a barber shop and barber school to be inspected before an initial license is issued. Removes staggered license barber renewal system. Provides that a barber instructor's license and barber's license expire at the same time. Allows the board to issue a provisional license to a barber who comes from a jurisdiction that does not provide licensure if certain requirements are met. Allows a person to take the barbers examination not more than five times without additional study. Requires 100 hours of additional study before taking a barber exam for the sixth time. Allows cosmetology schools and certain salons to be inspected before an initial license is issued. Amends the education and practice experience requirements for reciprocity for certain professionals. Allows the board to issue a provisional license to a cosmetologist, electrologist, manicurist, or a esthetician who comes from a jurisdiction that does not provide licensure if certain requirements are met. Provides that a beauty culture practitioner's license and beauty culture instructor's license expire at the same time. Allows an esthetician with a temporary permit to work under the supervision of a cosmetologist. Allows the board to inspect a tanning facility before issuing a license. Establishes a program to provide grants to recruit dental hygienists and dentists to underserved areas and to increase the number of minority dentists and dental hygienists in Indiana. Requires the licensure of genetic counselors. Allows a certified registered nurse anesthetist to administer anesthesia under certain circumstances. Requires a massage therapist to have liability insurance and to provide proof of the therapist's certification. Reestablishes the allowance of temporary fellowship permits. Allows a nursing education program to employ a registered nurse who meets certain requirements to provide clinical instruction. Allows certain persons who are in a doctoral program to either apply for a marriage and family therapist associate license or accrue clinical experience. Provides the means that marriage and family therapist post degree experience is accumulated. Specifies requirements for a license as a clinical social worker. Amends the list of physician assistant (PA) approved programs. Amends PA licensure requirements. Amends PA temporary licensure requirements and removes the requirement that a PA with a temporary license must practice onsite with the supervising physician. Amends the PA inactive license requirements. Requires a supervising physician to not have certain disciplinary restrictions and to maintain an agreement with the PA. Allows a health service provider in psychology to have two years of sequential and organized professional experience in a supervised health service setting as a requirement of endorsement when "sequential and organized" is defined. Removes the requirement that the health service provider in psychology must obtain one year of experience after obtaining a doctorate in psychology. Allows a veterinarian to directly supervise certain graduates of a foreign college of veterinary medicine. Allows the real estate commission to use an emergency rule to adopt the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. Allows the board of funeral and cemetery service to designate a successor seller when the initial seller does not comply with certain requirements. Establishes the professional licensing study committee. Repeals laws concerning: (1) cosmetology license renewal; (2) esthetician reciprocity requirements; (3) inspection of the funeral director examination; (4) PA's definition of "accrediting agency"; (5) use of a PA testing company. Makes conforming changes; and (6) an expired statute concerning temporary fellowship permits.
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