Monday, June 1, 2015
New Indiana Law Concerning Service of Alcohol in Senior Residence Facilities
As you may be aware, the Indiana General Assembly passed House Bill 1542 this year, which was signed into law by Governor Pence on May 5, 2015. HB 1542 included a provision that exempts senior residence facilities from obtaining an alcohol permit from the Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission (ATC) when serving residents and their guests on the campus of the senior residence facility. The IHCA issued guidance in 2014 concerning the need to obtain a permit from the ATC in order to serve alcohol to residents of nursing facilities, residential care facilities, or other senior residence facilities. With the change in the law, IHCA has issued additional guidance for your review.