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Articles on legal issues and requirements related to medical practice appear regularly in ISMA's member newsletter, ISMA Reports. 
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New Indiana law broadens options for patients to make their health care decisions known

Posted on 10/21/2021
On July 1, 2021, Indiana significantly broadened the options for an individual to make health care wishes known through an “Advanced Directive for Health Care Decisions” (an “Advanced Directive”). Senate Enrolled Act No. 204 (“SEA 204”), effective as

Several new laws affecting physicians take effect July 1

Posted on 6/24/2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 session of the Indiana General Assembly was unique in that many new laws were set to become effective either immediately upon passage or in 2022, to allow more time for Hoosiers to adjust.

Tool aids compliance with information-blocking rules coming April 5

Posted on 2/11/2021
In the last issue of ISMA e-Reports, Bob Anderson, JD, and Stephanie Eckerle, JD, of Krieg DeVault LLP, discussed how physicians should prepare for April 5, when new federal rules on information blocking and interoperability take effect.

Don’t get caught information blocking: What you need to know

Posted on 1/28/2021
Health care providers need to be prepared to comply with the new information blocking rules found in the 21st Century Cures Act (the Cures Act).

ProAssurance rates in Indiana remain stable despite a reported increase of rates nationwide

Posted on 11/19/2020
Each year, the Medical Liability Monitor (MLM) publishes the commercial rates for major liability insurers in all 50 states for internal medicine, general surgery and obstetrics/gynecology specialties as part of its annual rate survey issue.