In the 2016 legislative session, policymakers worked on new laws that will help foster a healthier Indiana. Here are highlights of legislation, effective July 1, promoting the wellbeing of Hoosiers across the state:
- Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 11: Creating a savings program that Hoosiers with disabilities can use for disability-related costs without placing other benefits at risk.
- SEA 165: Protecting the successful Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 for the nearly 370,000 Hoosiers who have enrolled.
- SEA 315: Providing pregnant Hoosiers information about voluntary umbilical cord donation, a medical practice that can help in life-saving treatments.
- House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1263: Implementing a variety of telemedicine practice standards and remote prescribing rules to provide convenience to Hoosiers.
- SEA 186: Encouraging pregnant Hoosiers suffering from drug addiction to get help rather than fear prosecution by keeping drug-screening results private.
- HEA 1012: Increasing the safety of Hoosiers with developmental disabilities by providing bracelets or identification cards to those who request them.
House Republicans remain committed to enacting health-care policies on behalf of Hoosiers.