The Indiana Perinatal Network played a key role in the passage of the
following pieces of legislation by the Indiana General Assembly. Details
concerning these laws are at http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic_iac/
HIV Testing of Pregnant Women – SEA 581; P.L.
Requires oral or written consent by a pregnant woman to
have HIV testing to be documented in the pregnant woman's medical chart instead
of requiring a written statement of consent; requires a committee to study
issues concerning the current laws that require a person's consent before HIV
Workplace Lactation Support – SEA 219; P.L.
Requires government and private employers to provide a
private space and access to cold storage for women to express breast milk while
Tobacco Warning During Pregnancy – HEA 1118; P.L.
Requires all retail outlets that sell tobacco products to
post a warning of the dangers of smoking during pregnancy and the toll-free
Indiana Tobacco Quitline
Cigarette Tax Increase – HEA 1678; P.L.
Increases the tax on cigarettes and designates funds to
support smoking cessation activities, covering uninsured individuals and
Prenatal Substance Use Commission – HEA 1457; P.L. 193-2007
Establishes a statewide, multi-agency, bi-partisan Commission to
make recommendations on how to reduce substance use during pregnancy in the
State of Indiana
Prenatal Substance Use Report – HEA 1314; P.L.
Requires the State Health Department to assess the incidence
and factors associated with substance use during pregnancy in the State of
Family Planning Waiver – SEA 572; P.L. 20-2005
the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning to submit a waiver to the federal
government extending Medicaid coverage for up to two years postpartum for family
Newborn Hearing Screening – HEA 1410; P.L.
Establishes the statewide newborn hearing screening program
with the goal of screening all newborns for hearing loss and providing
appropriate follow-up and treatment