IN HB1203 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 5-1)
Status: Engrossed on February 3 2021 - 50% progression
Action: 2021-02-18 - First reading: referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services
Pending: Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [PDF]


Various department of health matters. Provides that the state department of health (department) may officially be known as the Indiana department of health. Removes by July 1, 2022, appeals panels from the appeals process of department orders. Provides that the executive board of the department's designee may act as the ultimate authority for department matters under the administrative and procedures laws. Provides that the state health commissioner (commissioner) is the appointing authority and director of the department. Provides that any physicians employed by the department are governed by the state ethics commission's conflict of interest requirements. Allows the commissioner to designate in writing employees in the department who are licensed as a physician and may engage in the practice of medicine outside of their official duties. Provides that the state is not liable for any act performed by a physician employed by the department for any medical care provided to a patient by the physician that is provided in an individual capacity as a licensed physician. Removes the executive board of the department from determining the commissioner's salary. Provides that the commissioner's salary is determined by the governor and the state budget agency. Removes the executive board's approval for the commissioner to organize the personnel and functions of the department into divisions and subdivisions. Extends the expiration of the syringe exchange program until July 1, 2030.

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Various department of health matters.


Roll Calls

2021-02-02 - House - House - Third reading (Y: 93 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2021-01-26 - House - House - Committee Vote (Y: 13 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-02-18SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services
2021-02-03HouseReferred to the Senate
2021-02-02HouseSenate sponsor: Senator Crider
2021-02-02HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 46: yeas 93, nays 1
2021-02-01HouseRepresentatives Ledbetter C and Fleming added as coauthors
2021-02-01HouseRule 105.1 suspended
2021-02-01HouseSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2021-01-28HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2021-01-07HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Public Health
2021-01-07HouseCoauthored by Representatives Davisson and Clere
2021-01-07HouseAuthored by Representative McNamara

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