Kirchhofer to chair public health study committee

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:44 am

STATEHOUSE (June 20, 2018) — State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) was recently selected to chair the Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services

In the upcoming months, the committee will examine several topics including opioid treatment programs, joining the nurse licensure compact and issues related to the use of medical marijuana. 

“Summer study committees are critical components to the legislative process,” Kirchhofer said. “For issues that need a deeper review, we are able to hear from the public and expert witnesses on what Indiana should do to keep up with best practices. Sometimes that leads to legislative action, and other times we find a new law isn’t needed.” 

Kirchhofer said interim study committee hearings, which typically occur at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, can be viewed live online at iga.in.gov. This site also provides committee calendars and meeting agendas. Members of the public are welcomed to attend and testify. 

The list of 2018 interim study committee assignments and other legislative appointments can be found here.  

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State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) represents House District 89,

which includes portions of Marion County. 

A high-resolution photo of Kirchhofer can be downloaded by clicking here.