2010 Indiana Code
TITLE 12. HUMAN SERVICES
ARTICLE 21. DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION
CHAPTER 4.1. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE

IC 12-21-4.1
     Chapter 4.1. Workforce Development Task Force

IC 12-21-4.1-1
Creation of workforce development task force
    
Sec. 1. (a) As used in this section, "task force" means the workforce development task force for mental health and addiction.
    (b) The workforce development task force for mental health and addiction is established.
    (c) The task force consists of the following individuals to be appointed by the governor:
        (1) One (1) representative from the division of mental health and addiction (IC 12-21-1-1) who shall serve as chairperson of the task force.
        (2) One (1) representative from the state department of health (IC 16-19-3-1).
        (3) One (1) representative from the department of education (IC 20-19-3-1).
        (4) One (1) representative from the department of correction (IC 11-8-2-1).
        (5) One (1) representative from the Indiana professional licensing agency (IC 25-1-5-3).
        (6) One (1) representative from the Indiana department of veterans' affairs (IC 10-17-1-2).
        (7) One (1) representative from the commission on Hispanic/Latino affairs (IC 4-23-28-2).
        (8) Two (2) representatives of different advocacy groups for consumers of mental health services.
        (9) One (1) representative from a statewide coalition that represents minority health issues.
        (10) One (1) member of the Indiana commission on mental health (IC 12-21-6.5-2).
        (11) One (1) representative of community mental health centers.
        (12) One (1) representative from a college or university from a program for an undergraduate degree in social work.
        (13) One (1) representative from a college or university with a school of nursing.
        (14) One (1) psychologist licensed under IC 25-33 and engaged in private practice.
        (15) One (1) representative from the Indiana University School of Medicine, department of psychiatry.
        (16) One (1) representative from the Indiana University School of Medicine, department of:
            (A) pediatrics; or
            (B) internal medicine.
        (17) One (1) representative from Riley Hospital for Children specializing in:
            (A) infant; or
            (B) toddler;
        mental health.         (18) One (1) representative from Ivy Tech Community College, human service degree program.
        (19) Two (2) representatives of consumers.
    (d) The division of mental health and addiction shall provide staff for the task force.
    (e) The task force shall study the following issues concerning individuals with mental illness:
        (1) Increases in wages and other compensation for difficult to recruit mental health and addiction professional classifications.
        (2) Loan repayment programs to attract individuals in classifications that provide services in mental health and addiction programs.
        (3) Tuition reimbursement, including license and certification fees, for individuals in classifications that provide services in mental health and addiction programs.
        (4) Internship opportunities for individuals in classifications that provide services in mental health and addiction programs.
        (5) Mentoring opportunities for individuals in classifications that provide services in mental health and addiction programs.
        (6) Revision of curriculum in master's, doctorate, and medical level programs to require courses in mental health and addiction.
        (7) Marketing programs offering sign-on bonuses and referral incentives for difficult to recruit mental health and addiction professional classifications.
        (8) Medical rate setting, including comparison of the state's rate with similar states.
    (f) The task force shall present findings and make recommendations to the Indiana commission on mental health not later than August 2011.
    (g) This section expires December 31, 2011.
As added by P.L.170-2009, SEC.2.

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