Governor Pence Signs Agenda Bill Improving Hoosier Health and Well-being



Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today signed civil immunity for volunteer healthcare providers (HEA 1145), an agenda bill, at Shepherd Community Center in Indianapolis. HEA 1145 provides immunity to licensed medical professionals who volunteer their services at no cost to taxpayers or to those being served.


“There is no greater importance than ensuring the health and safety of Hoosier families,” said Governor Pence. “Hoosiers are known for their hospitality, and the medical health shield bill allows licensed medical professionals the necessary assurance to continue volunteering and serving in our communities. I’m thankful to Representative David Frizzell for authoring this bill and to the members of the General Assembly for passing this bipartisan and important measure.”


This bill applies to physicians, physician assistants, advanced nurses, podiatrists, and optometrists and allows for basic treatments such as sports physicals, routine medical, eye, and dental services, and suturing of minor lacerations.


HEA 1145 goes into effect July 1, 2015.