Authors: Representative Timothy Brown
Co-authors: Representative Edward Clere, Representative Gregory Porter, Representative David Niezgodski
Sponsors: Senator Patricia Miller, Senator Luke Kenley
Co-Sponsors: Senator Lonnie Randolph
Advisors: Representative Edward Clere, Representative Matthew Ubelhor, Representative Charlie Brown, Representative Gregory Porter
Establishes the medical residency education fund for the purpose of expanding medical education in Indiana by funding new residency program slots at licensed hospitals. Specifies uses of money from the medical residency education fund and the graduate medical education fund. Establishes the graduate medical education board (board) in order to: (1) provide funding for residents not funded by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; (2) provide technical assistance for entities that wish to establish a residency program; (3) fund infrastructure costs for an expansion of graduate medical education; and (4) provide startup funding for entities that wish to establish a residency program. Provides that a recipient of a medical education residence grant or money from the graduate medical education fund must agree to provide matching funds equal to at least 25% of the money provided. Allows the board to require an entity receiving a grant for infrastructure expenses to financially participate in the expenses in an amount not to exceed 25% of the infrastructure expenses. Requires the board to prepare and submit a report to the general assembly before November 1, 2016, concerning recommendations for the expansion of graduate medical education in Indiana.