On May 13, 2020, the Legislative Council held a virtual meeting to assign topics to the Indiana General Assembly’s Interim Study Committees. These Interim Study Committees can meet through November 1, 2020, to study the topics assigned to them and develop proposals in anticipation of the 2021 legislative session, as applicable. All of the topics assigned can be found here. IHCA/INCAL will be monitoring each Interim Study Committee, with particular attention to the following committees and topics:
The Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health, and Human Services is charged with receiving reports from the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) and Indiana State Health Department (ISDH) on the following:
The reports from FSSA and ISDH are due by September 14, 2020. The Chair of the Interim Study Committee on Public Health may schedule meetings for the agency heads or the designees of the agency heads to appear before the Interim Study Committee on Public Health to discuss the reports submitted. No further topics were assigned to the Interim Study Committee on Public Health.
The Interim Study Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance is charged with studying Medicaid payment coverage, including the following:
The Interim Study Committee on Financial Institutions and insurance will also receive a report from the Indiana Department of Insurance addressing the same COVID-related topics outlined above.
IHCA/INCAL’s team will remain active and engaged as Interim Study Committees begin to meet and any legislative proposals are discussed.