Legal Articles
Articles on legal issues and requirements related to medical practice appear regularly in ISMA's member newsletter, ISMA Reports. 
Recent Articles

Physicians must report elder abuse; what you need to know

Posted on 2/10/2022
Resolution 21-22, adopted last year, affirms ISMA’s support for screening elderly patients for financial or investment abuse and reporting suspected exploitation to authorities. Experts say such abuse is underreported but widespread.

These resources can help physicians comply with No Surprises Act mandates

Posted on 1/13/2022
The federal No Surprises Act took effect Jan. 1, 2022.

Indiana's e-prescribing mandate for controlled substances begins Jan. 1

Posted on 11/18/2021
Starting Jan. 1, 2022, controlled substance prescriptions written in Indiana must be issued in an electronic format and transmitted electronically to a pharmacy unless an exception applies.

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.