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Bill Watch, Feb. 14, 2014: Current Health Care Legislation of Note - Health Care and Life Sciences News

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Posted on: Feb 18, 2014

The IndyBar Legislative Committee is currently monitoring the following criminal law related legislation. IndyBar members can request that the Legislative Committee track specific legislation by contacting committee chair Mindy Westrick at mindy.westrick@faegrebd.com.

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HB1190 TREATMENT OF MISCARRIED REMAINS. (SLAGER H)
Provides that, beginning October 1, 2014, the parent or parents of a fetus miscarried in a health care facility may determine the final disposition of the remains of the miscarried fetus. Requires a health care facility to provide certain information to the parent or parents of a miscarried fetus.

SB56 MEDICAL MALPRACTICE PATIENT'S COMPENSATION FUND. (PAUL A)
Requires claims for payment from the medical malpractice patient's compensation fund to be computed and paid every three months instead of every six months.

SB235 MENTAL HEALTH PILOT PROJECT. (YOUNG R)
Requires community corrections programs to use evidence based services, programs, and practices that reduce the risk for recidivism. Permits the community corrections board to coordinate or operate certain programs. Establishes standards for the award of certain grants by the department of correction, and requires the department of correction to consult with the judicial conference and the division of mental health and addiction before awarding grants. Defines "mental health and addiction forensic treatment services", establishes eligibility and treatment criteria, and creates the mental health and addiction forensic treatment services account to fund mental health and addiction forensic treatment services. Requires the judicial conference to discuss with the department of correction and the division of mental health and addiction before awarding financial assistance, and requires any person providing mental health and substance use treatment services be certified by the division of mental health and addiction. Provides that the department of correction may provide financial assistance to community corrections programs from the mental health and addiction forensic treatment services account. Allows for the establishment of a three year pilot project in Marion County to reduce recidivism by providing mental health and forensic treatment services. Extends Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits for individuals participating in the Marion County mental health pilot project. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the criminal law and sentencing policy study committee.)

SB406 MEDICAID FALSE CLAIMS. (MISHLER R)
Makes certain procedural changes to the false claims act and Medicaid false claims act to remove inconsistencies and comply with federal law.

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