In recent legislative terms, Indiana introduced several legislation aimed at promoting price transparency, lowering healthcare costs, and expanding healthcare markets. Although most of those bills introduced died in committee, the state legislature passed HB 1317 in 2018, a price transparency bill which would make it easier for pharmacists to discuss more affordable alternatives with patients. In addition, the state passed legislation to establish a comprehensive care health facility Certificate of Need (CON) program to be administered by the sate department.
2020 Legislative Session: 11/19/2019 - 3/13/2020 (2020 term). *Current session bill updates are ongoing. Check back weekly for updates.
FY 2019-2021 BUDGET
Indiana operates on a biennial budget. Agencies submit their budget requests to the governor in August and the governor submits his or her budget to the legislature in February. The budget is usually effective beginning July 1st. The budget for the FY 2019 to 2021 can be seen here.