IN SB0474 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 6-1)
Status: Passed on May 1 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-01 - Public Law 117
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Home health agencies. Allows a home health agency to: (1) provide services in any county in Indiana; and (2) satisfy supervising home health aide services requirements by complying with federal law. Allows: (1) the Indiana department of health (state department) to adopt rules concerning the oversight and supervision of the services a home health agency provides in noncontiguous counties; and (2) the state health commissioner to waive rules adopted concerning home health agencies if certain conditions are met. Provides that a home health agency is not required to conduct a preemployment physical on a job applicant before the individual has contact with a home health agency patient. Allows a registered home health aide to administer gastrointestinal and jejunostomy tube feedings to a specific patient if specified conditions are met. Requires the state department to approve at least one training curriculum concerning the administration of tube feedings. Repeals laws concerning drug testing of home health agency employees.

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Home health agencies.


Roll Calls

2023-04-17 - House - House - Third reading (Y: 97 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2023-02-07 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 48 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2023-05-01SenatePublic Law 117
2023-05-01SenateSigned by the Governor
2023-04-26SenateSigned by the President of the Senate
2023-04-24HouseSigned by the Speaker
2023-04-21SenateSigned by the President Pro Tempore
2023-04-18SenateSenator Tomes added as coauthor
2023-04-18HouseReturned to the Senate without amendments
2023-04-17HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 437: yeas 97, nays 1
2023-04-13HouseSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2023-04-11HouseCommittee report: do pass, adopted
2023-04-10HouseRepresentative Barrett added as cosponsor
2023-02-28HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Public Health
2023-02-09SenateReferred to the House
2023-02-07SenateSenator Randolph added as coauthor
2023-02-07SenateHouse sponsor: Representative Ledbetter
2023-02-07SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 88: yeas 48, nays 0
2023-02-06SenateSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2023-02-02SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2023-01-30SenateSenator Charbonneau added as coauthor
2023-01-19SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services
2023-01-19SenateAuthored by Senators Becker and Johnson


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