|Community Benefits Plan/Implementation Strategy|
|Indiana requires nonprofit hospitals to develop a community benefit plan/implementation strategy.
A nonprofit hospital must develop a community benefit plan that sets out goals and objectives for providing community benefits, including charity care and government-sponsored indigent health care, and identifies the populations and communities the hospital serves. Ind. Code §16-21-9-4. The plan must also include a budget, measurable objectives with a specified time frame, an evaluation mechanism for assessing the plan’s effectiveness, and a method for soliciting input from the community the hospital serves. Ind. Code §16-21-9-6.