Comments: IN HB1354 | 2019 | Regular Session

Bill Title: Sickle cell disease grant program. Requires the state department of health (state department) to do the following concerning the sickle cell disease program (program): (1) Develop standards for determining eligibility for individuals requesting care and treatment for sickle cell disease. (2) Assist in the development and expansion of care for the treatment of individuals with sickle cell disease. (3) Provide financial assistance to individuals with sickle cell disease for specified treatments. Specifies that in awarding grants under the program, the state department shall give priority to establishing sickle cell disease centers in underserved areas with a higher population of individuals with sickle cell disease. Specifies program requirements. Establishes the sickle cell chronic disease fund for purposes of funding the program. Requires the state department, with the assistance of specified groups, to prepare a biennial study of information concerning sickle cell disease in Indiana. Requires the study to be transmitted to the general assembly.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2019-04-18 - Public Law 55 [HB1354 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]

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