INDIANAPOLIS – On Thursday, Senate Bill (SB) 169 passed out of the Senate with bipartisan support. The legislation, authored by State Senator J.D. Ford (D-Indianapolis) and co-authored by State Senator Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso), would require housing with services establishment facilities to report what steps they take to provide special care for residents with Alzheimer’s or other causes of dementia. The information would be disclosed to the Indiana Division of Aging, who would in-turn be responsible for publicly publishing the reports.

Sen. Ford had these comments following the passage of his bill:

“Transparency is crucial for families deciding where their loved ones should reside. Family is such an important concept to Hoosiers, and this legislation will allow families to have access to the information they need to make the best choices for their loved ones when it comes to residential care facilities. We should make it as easy as possible for folks to compare the benefits and options at different facilities.”

SB 169 passed out of the Senate with a bipartisan vote of 48 to 1. It will now move to the House of Representatives for further consideration.