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Gov. Holcomb names new State Health commissioner

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Gov. Holcomb names new State Health commissioner

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric Holcomb on Monday named Dr. Kristina Box to lead Indiana’s Department of Health as its health commissioner, replacing Dr. Jerome Adams who recently became the U.S. surgeon general. “I can think of no one better suited than Dr. Box to lead our state’s health department at this critical […]

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Legislature passes bill to study Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill to encourage improvement in reporting of infant health problems caused by drug addicted mothers is headed to Gov. Mike Pence to be signed into law. Senate Bill 408, authored by Sen. Vaneta Becker, R-Evansville, requires the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) to study and collaborate to […]

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Construction of state run nursing homes focus of Senate bill

By Danielle Faczan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate passed a bill Thursday that would limit the number of state nursing homes that could be built. Senate Bill 173 would prohibit the State Department of Health from approving the development of new nursing homes built after June. The approval of comprehensive care beds being added to […]