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Require Hospitals to Offer HIV Prophylactic Medication to Sex Crime Victims - SB 279

Hospitals are required to offer certain services to sex crime victims, which are reimbursed by the Indiana criminal justice institute. Currently, HIV prophylactic medication is paid at the discretion of the institute. SB 279 removes this discretion and requires offer of and reimbursement for HIV prophylactic medication to sex crime victims. This would increase annual costs by $115K-768K. Senator Lanane, the bill's author, testified in committee that the issue was brought to his attention by a couple SANE nurses. On 2/28, the Senate passed SB 279, which now goes to the House.