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IC 25-1-16
     Chapter 16. Evaluation of Regulated Occupations

IC 25-1-16-1
"Agency"
    
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "agency" refers to the Indiana professional licensing agency.
As added by P.L.84-2010, SEC.19.

IC 25-1-16-2
"Board"
    
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "board" means an entity that regulates a specific regulated occupation.
As added by P.L.84-2010, SEC.19.

IC 25-1-16-3
"Committee"
    
Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "committee" means the regulated occupations evaluation committee established by section 6 of this chapter.
As added by P.L.84-2010, SEC.19.

IC 25-1-16-4
"License"
    
Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, "license" means:
        (1) an unlimited license, certificate, or registration;
        (2) a limited or probationary license, certificate, or registration;
        (3) a temporary license, certificate, registration, or permit;
        (4) an intern permit; or
        (5) a provisional license;
issued by the board regulating the regulated occupation in question.
As added by P.L.84-2010, SEC.19.

IC 25-1-16-5
"Regulated occupation"
    
Sec. 5. As used in this chapter, "regulated occupation" has the meaning set forth in IC 25-1-7-1.
As added by P.L.84-2010, SEC.19.

IC 25-1-16-6
Regulated occupations evaluation committee established
    
Sec. 6. The regulated occupations evaluation committee is established.
As added by P.L.84-2010, SEC.19.

IC 25-1-16-7
Members; terms; votes
    
Sec. 7. (a) The committee consists of the following individuals:
        (1) The dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs or the dean's designee. The dean or the

dean's designee shall serve as chairperson of the committee.
        (2) The director of the agency or the director's designee.
        (3) The attorney general or the attorney general's designee, as a nonvoting member.
        (4) Two (2) individuals appointed by the governor who are licensed in a regulated occupation.
        (5) Two (2) individuals appointed by the governor who are not licensed in a regulated occupation.
    (b) The term of a member appointed under subsection (a)(4) or (a)(5) is three (3) years.
    (c) The affirmative votes of a majority of the voting members appointed to the committee are required for the committee to take action on any measure.
As added by P.L.84-2010, SEC.19.

IC 25-1-16-8
Review and evaluation of regulated occupations; report
    
Sec. 8. (a) The committee shall review and evaluate each regulated occupation. The review and evaluation must include the following:
        (1) The functions, powers, and duties of the regulated occupation and the board, including any functions, powers, or duties that are inconsistent with current or projected practice of the occupation.
        (2) An assessment of the management efficiency of the board.
        (3) An assessment of the regulated occupation's and the board's ability to meet the objectives of the general assembly in licensing the regulated occupation.
        (4) Any other criteria identified by the committee.
    (b) The committee shall prepare a report concerning each regulated occupation that the committee reviews and evaluates. The report must contain the following:
        (1) The number of individuals who are licensed in the regulated occupation.
        (2) A summary of the board's functions and actions.
        (3) The budget and other fiscal factors of regulating the regulated occupation.
        (4) An assessment of the effect of the regulated occupation on the state's economy, including consumers and businesses.
        (5) Any recommendations for legislation, including whether a regulated occupation should be modified, combined with another board, or terminated.
        (6) Any recommendations for administrative changes.
As added by P.L.84-2010, SEC.19.

IC 25-1-16-9
Cooperation with committee; testimony
    
Sec. 9. (a) A board shall cooperate with the committee, as the committee determines is necessary in the committee's review and evaluation of the board.


    (b) The committee shall allow testimony concerning each regulated occupation that is being reviewed and evaluated.
As added by P.L.84-2010, SEC.19.

IC 25-1-16-10
Review schedule
    
Sec. 10. The committee shall establish a schedule to review and evaluate each regulated occupation. Each regulated occupation must be reviewed and evaluated at least every seven (7) years.
As added by P.L.84-2010, SEC.19.

IC 25-1-16-11
Staff; expenditures
    
Sec. 11. (a) The agency shall provide staff and administrative support to the committee.
    (b) The committee may hire, with approval of the director of the agency, an individual to assist the committee.
    (c) The expenditures of the committee shall be paid from appropriations to the agency.
As added by P.L.84-2010, SEC.19.

IC 25-1-16-12
Member reimbursement
    
Sec. 12. (a) Each member of the committee who is not a state employee is entitled to reimbursement for traveling expenses as provided under IC 4-13-1-4 and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties as provided in the state policies and procedures established by the Indiana department of administration and approved by the budget agency.
    (b) Each member of the committee who is a state employee is entitled to reimbursement for traveling expenses as provided under IC 4-13-1-4 and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties as provided in the state policies and procedures established by the Indiana department of administration and approved by the budget agency.
As added by P.L.84-2010, SEC.19.

IC 25-1-16-13
Annual report
    
Sec. 13. The committee shall submit a report to the:
        (1) governor;
        (2) health finance commission; and
        (3) legislative services agency;
not later than July 1 of each year. The report submitted to the legislative services agency must be in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6.
As added by P.L.84-2010, SEC.19.