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Lawmakers hope ‘baby boxes’ will aid distressed mothers

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Distressed mothers soon could have the option of anonymously dropping off their newborns in box designed to shelter the child until help can arrive. “Often times the little children are in a basket wrapped in blankets on steps of a church or a local fire station. The mothers care […]

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Anti-abortion bills advance in Indiana House and Senate

By Taylor Brown and Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – Both the House and the Senate are advancing bills that reignite debate over the limits that can be placed on abortion. In the House, legislators passed a bill that would make doctors provide a form containing information that a chemical abortion might be reversible. House Bill 1128 […]

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‘Smoker’s bill of rights’ repeal clears the House

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would repeal the “Smoker’s Bill of Rights” passed the House Monday and now moves onto the Senate. The Smoker’s Bill of Rights prevents companies from screening potential hires for tobacco use, which has been linked to illness and decreased productivity. The bill of rights also prevents […]

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Telemedicine law adjusted

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana General Assembly is working on a bill that cleans-up governing language regarding telemedicine, a way for medical professionals to collect medical diagnosis and treatment through technological resources such as Skype. Previous Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, signed a bill into law involving telemedicine practice standards last year. House […]

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Bill to raise the smoking age, cigarette tax advances

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers are looking into a bill that would raise the cigarette tax and legal smoking age as a way to curb the state’s tobacco habit.   The author of House Bill 1578, Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer, R-Beech Grove, said the measure aims to: Raise the cigarette tax up to $2.49 depending […]

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Attorney general at odds with governor over needle exchanges

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Curtis Hill finds himself on the opposite side of Gov. Eric Holcomb and fellow House Republicans on the issue of syringe exchange programs. Hill testified against House Bill 1438, which would allow a county or city to enact its own syringe exchange program rather than have to […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Prescribing medicine over videoconference

By Alaa Abdeldaiem TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Access to medical treatment is about to become more convenient for Indiana residents seeking solutions for simple illnesses. Starting July 1, House Bill 1263—authored by […]