Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)
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SENATE ENROLLED ACT No. 387
AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning health.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 16-18-2-96; (10)SE0387.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 16-18-2-96, AS AMENDED BY P.L.22-2005,
SECTION 18, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 96. (a) "Director", for purposes of IC 16-19-13,
refers to the director of the office of women's health established by
IC 16-19-13. IC 16-19-13-2.
(b) "Director", for purposes of IC 16-19-14, refers to the
director of the office of minority health established by
(b) (c) "Director", for purposes of IC 16-27, means the individual
acting under the authority of and assigned the responsibility by the state
health commissioner to implement IC 16-27.
(c) (d) "Director", for purposes of IC 16-28, IC 16-29, and IC 16-30,
means the individual acting under the authority of and assigned the
responsibility by the state health commissioner to implement IC 16-28,
IC 16-29, and IC 16-30.
(d) (e) "Director", for purposes of IC 16-31, refers to the executive
director of the department of homeland security established by
(e) (f) "Director", for purposes of IC 16-35-2, refers to the director
of the program for children with special health care needs.
SOURCE: IC 16-18-2-236; (10)SE0387.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 16-18-2-236 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 236. (a) "Minority",
for purposes of IC 16-19-14, has the meaning set forth in
(b) "Minority", for purposes of IC 16-46-6, has the meaning set forth
in IC 16-46-6-2.
SOURCE: IC 16-18-2-254.5; (10)SE0387.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. IC 16-18-2-254.5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 254.5. (a) "Office", for
purposes of IC 16-19-13, refers to the office of women's health
IC 16-19-13. IC 16-19-13-2.
(b) "Office", for purposes of IC 16-19-14, refers to the office of
minority health established by IC 16-19-14-4.
SOURCE: IC 16-19-14; (10)SE0387.1.4. -->
SECTION 4. IC 16-19-14 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
Chapter 14. Office of Minority Health
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "director" refers to the director
of the office.
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "minority" means an individual
identified as any of the following:
(1) Black or African-American.
(2) Hispanic or Latino.
(4) American Indian.
(5) Alaska Native.
(6) Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander.
Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "office" refers to the office of
minority health established by this chapter.
Sec. 4. The office of minority health is established within the
Sec. 5. The office shall perform the minority health initiative
duties set forth in IC 16-46-11.
Sec. 6. (a) The state health commissioner shall appoint
individuals to staff the office, including:
(1) the director of the office; and
(2) any other employees that the state health commissioner
determines are necessary.
(b) The employees appointed under subsection (a)(2) shall
report to the director. The director shall report to at least an
appointed assistant commissioner.
(c) The director shall supervise the employees assigned to the
(d) The director shall oversee the administrative functions of the
Sec. 7. This chapter expires July 1, 2014.
SOURCE: IC 16-46-11-1; (10)SE0387.1.5. -->
SECTION 5. IC 16-46-11-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 1. The office of
minority health and the
state department of health, in partnership
with the Indiana Minority Health Coalition, Inc., shall do the following:
(1) Staff, coordinate, and assist in the implementation of the
comprehensive health plan developed by the interagency state
council on black and minority health established under
(2) Expand, develop, and implement a community based state
structure that is conducive to addressing the health disparities of
the minority populations in Indiana.
(3) Monitor minority health progress.
(4) Establish policy.
(5) Fund minority health programs, research, and other initiatives.
(6) Provide the following through interdepartmental coordination:
(A) The data and technical assistance needs of the local
minority health coalitions.
(B) Measurable minority health objectives to local minority
health coalitions for the development of health intervention
(7) Provide through the state health data center established by
IC 16-19-10-3 minority health research and resource information
addressing the following:
(A) Research within minority populations.
(B) A resource database that can be disseminated to local
organizations interested in minority health.
(C) Racial and ethnic specific databases including morbidity,
diagnostic groups, social/economic, education, and population.
(D) Attitude, knowledge, and belief information.
(8) Staff a minority health hotline that establishes linkages with
other health and social service hotlines and local coalitions.
(9) Develop and implement an aggressive recruitment and
retention program to increase the number of minorities in the
health and social services professions.
(10) Develop and implement an awareness program that will
increase the knowledge of health and social service providers to
the special needs of minorities.
(11) Develop and implement culturally and linguistically
appropriate health promotion and disease prevention programs
that would emphasize avoiding the health risk factors for
conditions affecting minorities and incorporate an accessible,
affordable, and acceptable early detection and intervention
(12) Provide the state support necessary to ensure the continued
development of the existing minority health coalitions and to
develop coalitions in other areas targeted for minority health
(13) Coordinate each of the counties with existing local minority
health coalitions to:
(A) provide community planning and needs assessment
assistance to the local minority health coalitions; and
(B) assist the local minority health coalitions in the
development of local minority health intervention plans. The
plans shall be developed to coincide with the state fiscal year.
(14) Establish a liaison between the department and the Indiana
Minority Health Coalition, Inc., to:
(A) coordinate the state department of health resources needed
for the development of local coalitions;
(B) provide assistance to and monitor the local coordinators in
the development of local intervention plans;
(C) serve as the barometer to the state department of health on
the minority health concerns of local coalitions;
(D) assist in coordinating the minority community input on
state policies and programs;
(E) serve as the linkage with the state department of health and
the local minority health coordinators; and
(F) monitor the progress of the fulfilling of their
(15) Provide funding, within the limits of appropriations, to
support preventive health, education, and treatment programs in
the minority communities that are developed, planned, and
evaluated by approved organizations.
(16) Provide assistance to local communities to obtain funding for
the development of a health care delivery system to meet the
needs, gaps, and barriers identified in the local plans.
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