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Donnelly’s military mental health legislation moves forward

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly’s proposal to provide more mental health options for active military servicemen is on its way to the full Senate. The Service Member and Veteran Mental Health Care Package – also referred to as “Care Package” – is a component of the National Defense Authorization Act […]

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Video & story: Pence signs bill to give civil immunity to volunteer doctors, nurses

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law on Tuesday that gives civil immunity to volunteer healthcare providers. The new law also provides immunity to licensed medical professionals who volunteer their services at no cost to taxpayers or patients. It applies to physician assistants, advanced nurses, podiatrists, and optometrists […]

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Pence signs bill to try to reduce infant mortality rates

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law on Monday that is designed to lower infant mortality rates in the state. The new law establishes the Safety Protecting Indiana’s Newborns grant program and has been referred to throughout the session as Safety PIN. The General Assembly allocated $8 million […]

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Guest column: Addiction and the anonymous people

By Michael Leppert Special to TheStatehouseFile.com Fairbanks held its Fourteenth Annual Circle of Hope Dinner recently.  I am pretty connected around town, so I got to attend for the second year in a row. Last year, NFL Hall of Famer Chris Carter shared his personal story of addiction and recovery. It was fascinating and motivational. […]

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Pence says he’ll sign needle exchange legislation

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Gov. Mike Pence said he will sign a bill passed Wednesday by the General Assembly that lets local governments launch limited needle exchange programs – with approval from state officials. Pence had initially opposed legislation that authorized widespread needle programs, even though he had created a temporary one […]

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Indiana leaders differ on needle exchange legislation

By Alec Gray & Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State leaders are split on needle exchange legislation with just days until the General Assembly is set to adjourn for the year. Senate President Pro Tem David Long said Thursday he supports the extension of a temporary needle exchange in Scott County – the epicenter of […]

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Video & story: Veterans, lawmakers clash over bills – many, many bills

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – At the Indiana Statehouse there are bills to give property tax breaks and hunting permits to veterans. There’s legislation to pay for specialized treatment for soldiers who come home suffering from post-traumatic stress. And there are proposals to help the children of disabled veterans go to college. “All of […]

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Video & story: Miller says she’s open to needle exchange legislation as So. Indiana HIV epidemic worsens

Mom talks about the importance of needle exchange from TheStatehouseFile.com. By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A key Republican senator says she’s open to needle exchange legislation but needs the go-ahead from her GOP caucus to sign on. Public Health Chairman Pat Miller, R-Indianapolis, said after two hours of sometimes-emotional testimony on the proposal that […]

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Infant mortality plan passes Senate

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that aims to reduce the infant mortality rate in Indiana passed the Senate on Wednesday. HB 1004 creates the Safety Protecting Indiana’s Newborns grant program, which lawmakers call Safety PIN. The grant funds would be administered by the Indiana State Department of Health to local healthcare providers […]

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Bill to give immunity to volunteer docs, nurses moves back to House

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that gives civil immunity to volunteer healthcare providers. House Bill 1145, authored by Rep. David Frizzell, R-Indianapolis, is meant to encourage doctors, nurses and other providers to volunteer their services. The bill does not give civil immunity for events that may occur […]

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