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IC 16-19-6
     Chapter 6. Administrative Unit for Special Institutions

IC 16-19-6-1
Administrative unit defined
    
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "administrative unit" refers to the administrative unit for special institutions.
As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.2.

IC 16-19-6-2
Commission defined
    
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "commission" refers to the commission for special institutions.
As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.2.

IC 16-19-6-3
Creation of unit
    
Sec. 3. The administrative unit for special institutions is created within the state department.
As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.2.

IC 16-19-6-4
Administrative head; duties
    
Sec. 4. The state health commissioner is the administrative head of the administrative unit and shall do the following:
        (1) Exercise general supervision and control of the administrative unit.
        (2) Direct the medical and physical care, education, and rehabilitation of persons in the institutions that are under the control and supervision of the administrative unit.
        (3) Employ the personnel necessary to perform the duties imposed upon the administrative unit and the state health commissioner by this chapter.
As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.2.

IC 16-19-6-5
Institutions under administrative control of commissioner
    
Sec. 5. The state health commissioner has complete administrative control and responsibility for the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home.
As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.2. Amended by P.L.69-1999, SEC.3; P.L.21-2008, SEC.17.

IC 16-19-6-6
Institutions; superintendents; powers and duties; appointment; removal
    
Sec. 6. (a) Each of the institutions named in section 5 of this chapter is under the administrative control of a superintendent who has the powers, duties, and qualifications provided by law for each of the respective superintendents or as may be otherwise prescribed

or delegated by the state health commissioner (including the authority to execute contracts for a special institution named in section 5 of this chapter) insofar as the powers, duties, and qualifications are not in conflict with this chapter.
    (b) Each of the superintendents shall be appointed by the state health commissioner. A superintendent may be removed only by the state health commissioner. The superintendent of any of the special institutions listed in section 5 of this chapter shall be administratively responsible to the state health commissioner.
As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.2. Amended by P.L.142-1995, SEC.6.

IC 16-19-6-7
Repealed
    
(Repealed by P.L.100-2012, SEC.50.)

IC 16-19-6-8
Institutions; superintendents; salary
    
Sec. 8. The superintendent of a special institution named in section 5 of this chapter is entitled to receive a salary in an amount to be fixed by the state health commissioner subject to the approval of the governor and the budget agency.
As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.2.

IC 16-19-6-9
Repealed
    
(Repealed by P.L.113-2010, SEC.170.)

IC 16-19-6-10
Application of IC 4-13-2
    
Sec. 10. IC 4-13-2 applies to the following:
        (1) The administrative unit.
        (2) The state health commissioner in the state health commissioner's capacity as administrative head of the administrative unit.
        (3) All agencies, officers, or institutions subject to the jurisdiction or the supervision of the administrative unit or the state health commissioner.
As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.2.

IC 16-19-6-11
Employee bonds and crime policies
    
Sec. 11. (a) The following persons shall furnish an individual public official bond, if the state health commissioner requires, in an amount determined by the state health commissioner, payable to the state and conditioned upon the faithful performance of that person's duties:
        (1) Each superintendent of an institution subject to the jurisdiction or the supervision of the administrative unit.
        (2) An officer or employee of the administrative unit or of any agency or institution.


    (b) A bond required under this section is subject to the approval of the insurance commissioner, and shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state.
    (c) The premiums for the bonds shall be payable from the funds of the administrative unit.
    (d) The state health commissioner, at the state health commissioner's election, may secure a standard form blanket bond or crime insurance policy endorsed to include faithful performance covering all or any part of the officers and employees of the state department. However, the blanket bond or crime insurance policy must be in an amount of not less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000).
    (e) The commissioner of insurance shall prescribe the form of the bonds or crime policies required by this section.
As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.2. Amended by P.L.49-1995, SEC.10.

IC 16-19-6-12
Notice regarding requests for names of nursing personnel or direct care staff
    
Sec. 12. (a) Each special institution designated under section 5 of this chapter shall post a notice that a resident, the legal representative of the resident, or another individual designated by the resident may request from the individual in charge of each shift information that designates the names of all nursing personnel or direct care staff on duty by job classification for the:
        (1) wing;
        (2) unit; or
        (3) other area as routinely designated by the special institution;
where the resident resides.
    (b) The notice required under subsection (a) must meet the following conditions:
        (1) Be posted in a conspicuous place that is readily accessible to residents and the public.
        (2) Be at least 24 point font size on a poster that is at least eleven (11) inches wide and seventeen (17) inches long.
        (3) Contain the:
            (A) business telephone number of the superintendent of the special institution; and
            (B) toll free telephone number for filing complaints with the state department.
        (4) State that if a resident, the legal representative of the resident, or another individual designated by the resident is unable to obtain the information described in subsection (a) from the individual in charge of each shift, the resident, the legal representative of the resident, or other individual designated by the resident may do any of the following:
            (A) Contact the superintendent of the special institution.
            (B) File a complaint with the state department by using the state department's toll free telephone number.
    (c) The state department may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to carry

out this section.
As added by P.L.108-2000, SEC.3.

IC 16-19-6-13
Semiannual statistical reports
    
Sec. 13. (a) The state health commissioner shall produce a statistical report semiannually for each special institution designated in section 5 of this chapter. The statistical report must list the following information:
        (1) The number of total hours worked in the special institution by each classification of personnel for which the state health commissioner maintains data.
        (2) The resident census of the special institution for which the state health commissioner maintains data.
    (b) The state health commissioner shall provide a compilation of the statistical reports prepared under subsection (a) to the following:
        (1) Each special institution designated in section 5 of this chapter.
        (2) The state department.
        (3) The state ombudsman.
    (c) Each special institution designated in section 5 of this chapter shall:
        (1) make available in a place that is readily accessible to residents and the public a copy of the compilation of statistical reports provided under this section; and
        (2) post a notice that a copy of the compilation of statistical reports may be requested from the individual in charge of each shift.
    (d) The notice required under subsection (c)(2) must meet the following conditions:
        (1) Be posted in a conspicuous place that is readily accessible to residents and the public.
        (2) Be at least 24 point font size on a poster that is at least eleven (11) inches wide and seventeen (17) inches long.
        (3) Contain the:
            (A) business telephone number of the superintendent of the special institution; and
            (B) toll free telephone number for filing complaints with the state department.
        (4) State that if a resident, the legal representative of the resident, or another individual designated by the resident is unable to obtain the compilation of statistical reports from the individual in charge of each shift, the resident, the legal representative of the resident, or other individual designated by the resident may do any of the following:
            (A) Contact the superintendent of the special institution.
            (B) File a complaint with the state department by using the state department's toll free telephone number.
    (e) The state department may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to carry out this section.


As added by P.L.108-2000, SEC.4.