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May 3, 2017

 

Statehouse

New Law Creates More Suicide Prevention Efforts Statewide

Indiana lawmakers want schools to develop more robust suicide prevention policies while teachers get training on the issue.

May 3, 2017

 

Madison County's commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the program through June 2018.

Madison County Extends Needle Exchange For Third Year

Madison County's commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the program through June 2018.

May 1, 2017

 

Prior to the 2016 law, women were required to get an ultrasound in the same visit as an abortion.

Attorney General Appeals Ruling Blocking Ultrasound Law

A federal judge last month halted an Indiana law requiring women get an ultrasound at least 18 hours before an abortion.

May 1, 2017

 

Premier Healthcare staff will become employees of IU, but most medical providers will still provide care at their current locations.

IU Health, Premier Healthcare Merger Takes Effect Today

Representatives say the majority of patients will see no difference in their insurance coverage and administrators will address any gaps.

April 28, 2017

 

Anthem is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Appeals Court Upholds Decision To Block Anthem Bid For Cigna

Indiana-based Anthem will not be allowed to buy rival insurance provider Cigna.

April 27, 2017

 

IU Health

IU Health, Provider To Pay $18M To Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit

Prosecutors say a financial agreement between Indiana University Health and nonprofit health care provider HealthNet violated multiple laws.

April 26, 2017

 

syringe

Delaware County Prosecutor Urges Against Needle Exchange

The county council authorized an attorney to draft a resolution opposing a needle exchange after hearing the prosecutor's concerns.

April 21, 2017

 

Cannabis

Legislature Approves Marijuana-Derived Medicine

The oil cannot get patients high but contains compounds that studies suggest lessen the severity of seizures.

April 21, 2017

 

Baby

Could Indiana Adopt Statewide Paid Family Leave Requirements?

Governor Eric Holcomb signed a bill that assigns the issue of paid family leave to a summer study committee.

April 20, 2017

 

adoption

Conference Aims To Help Adoptees Connect With Birth Parents

The Indiana Adoptee Network is hosting the conference because of a law passed dealing with birth records.

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