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Bill Watch, March 21, 2014: Current Health Care Legislation of Note - Health Care and Life Sciences News

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Posted on: Mar 21, 2014

The IndyBar Legislative Committee is currently monitoring the following health care 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.
Current Status: 3/20/2014 - Received by the Governor

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 to 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 and other evidence based treatment programs. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the criminal law and sentencing policy study committee.)
Current Status: 3/20/2014 - Received by the Governor

SB406 MEDICAID MATTERS (MISHLER R)
Makes certain procedural changes to the false claims act and Medicaid false claims act to remove inconsistencies and comply with federal law. Designates the office of the secretary of family and social services as the single state agency for the administration of the Medicaid program and removes the designation from the office of Medicaid policy and planning.
Current Status: 3/20/2014 - Received by the Governor


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