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June 18, 2013

GROOMS: New laws will promote a better state for Hoosiers

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I worked on many other health-related bills this session — several of which were designed to promote affordability and greater access to health-care services. One such initiative, House Enrolled Act 1464, gives pharmacists the authority to administer four new immunizations: pneumonia (for individuals at least 65 years of age); tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap); meningitis and human papillomavirus (HPV). This new law gives Hoosiers the flexibility to visit a local pharmacy for physician-ordered immunizations while ensuring that all procedures are carried out under strong standards and protocol.

Hoosiers have a great deal to look forward to in the coming years — lower taxes, a state government that continues to operate within its means and stronger, more vibrant communities. As we head into the summer months, please stay in contact and let me know your ideas for how to improve our state and community. You can contact me by email at Senator.Grooms@iga.in.gov or by phone at 800-382-9467. It was an honor to represent you in the Senate this year.

— Ron Grooms, R-Jeffersonville, is an Indiana state senator in District 46.

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