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INDIANAPOLIS — As of July 1, several new laws will go into effect in Indiana. Here’s some you need to know about.

Pandemic-related laws:

SEA 236: Classifies religious activities as essential services. Under the law, the state may not restrict the right to worship or to worship in person during a disaster emergency.

The state may also not impose restrictions on the operation of a religious organization, or religious services that are more restrictive than the restrictions imposed on other businesses and organizations that provide essential services to the public.

SEA 202: Facilities should allow patients who are in end-of-life situations, those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or a related cognitive disorder or other situations to have visitors during a public health emergency or a similar crisis. Eligible visitors include family members, legal representatives, the patient’s designee, a member of the clergy, essential caregivers or any other individual capable of meeting the patient’s needs.

Read more from WRTV here

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