SB 239

  • Indiana Senate Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate
  • Passed Senate Feb 08, 2021
  • Passed House Apr 08, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Apr 29, 2021

Remote provision of child and family services.

Abstract

Requires the department of child services (department) to establish before October 1, 2021, policies and procedures to allow for child and family services to be provided remotely. Specifies factors that a child and family services provider and the department may consider in making a determination as to whether remote provision of services is appropriate for a child. Provides that a child and family services provider's first meeting with a family, or with a child who lives with the child's family, must be conducted in person unless a declared health emergency makes an in person meeting unsafe. Provides that after a child and family services provider's first meeting with a family or with a child who lives with the child's family, or for purposes of providing services to a child who does not live with the child's family, the provider has the discretion to provide services to the family or child remotely for up to 14 days after the initial request for consultation if providing services remotely is in the best interest of the child and family, unless: (1) a decision is reached on the use of remote services at a child and family team meeting less than 14 days after the request for consultation; or (2) the department communicates to the provider a preliminary determination as to the role of remote services pending the child and family team meeting.

Bill Sponsors (7)

Votes


Actions


Apr 29, 2021

Senate

Public Law 144

Office of the Governor

Signed by the Governor

Apr 28, 2021

House

Signed by the Speaker

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Apr 23, 2021

Senate

Signed by the President Pro Tempore

Apr 19, 2021

Senate

Senate concurred in House amendments; Roll Call 451: yeas 48, nays 0

Apr 16, 2021

Senate

Motion to concur filed

Apr 09, 2021

House

Returned to the Senate with amendments

Apr 08, 2021

House

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 375: yeas 71, nays 15

Apr 06, 2021

House

Amendment #3 (Jackson) failed; Roll Call 360: yeas 27, nays 64

House

Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed

House

Amendment #1 (Summers) motion withdrawn

House

Amendment #4 (Summers) prevailed; voice vote

Apr 01, 2021

House

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

House

Representative Olthoff added as cosponsor

Mar 02, 2021

House

First reading: referred to Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
family, children and human affairs

Feb 09, 2021

Senate

Referred to the House

Feb 08, 2021

Senate

House sponsor: Representative Heine

Senate

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 67: yeas 48, nays 0

Senate

Cosponsor: Representative DeVon

Feb 04, 2021

Senate

Amendment #1 (Brown L) prevailed; voice vote

Senate

Reread second time: amended, ordered engrossed

Senate

Senator Randolph added as coauthor

Feb 01, 2021

Senate

Placed back on second reading

Jan 28, 2021

Senate

Senator Ford Jon added as second author

Senate

Second reading: ordered engrossed

Jan 26, 2021

Senate

Senator Zay added as third author

Senate

Committee report: do pass, adopted

Jan 11, 2021

Senate

First reading: referred to Committee on Family and Children Services

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
family and children services

Senate

Authored by Senator Brown L

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (S) PDF
Engrossed Senate Bill (S) PDF
Engrossed Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (H) PDF
Engrossed Senate Bill (H) PDF
Enrolled Senate Bill (S) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: SB0239.07.ENRH.FN001 PDF

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