A 2015 law barred construction of new nursing homes for three years. Proponents noted that existing nursing homes were far from full.
The first phase of OPTIMISTIC focused on putting more nurses in 19 selected nursing homes who would provide direct care to residents and training to staff.
State lawmakers tackled everything from gaming to the state budget in the 2015 session. Many of the state's 259 new laws take effect July 1.
Governor Pence says he hesitates supporting any restriction on commerce, but notes that 85 percent of nursing home revenue comes from taxpayers.
State legislators continued discussions about bills including the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and 'right to try' legislation this week.
The first challenge to Indiana’s same sex marriage ban heads to court. And we explain potential changes that favor treating the elderly in nursing homes.
Some lawmakers have alleged that Turner fought against legislation that would have hurt his son’s business.
The Indiana House Ways and Means Committee passed a bill Thursday that proponents say will increase quality of elder care in the state.