General Assembly: 82 (2007 Regular GA) - Chapter 146 - Dental screenings of children


Published: 2007-05-09

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duplicated by any other assistance, such as but not limited to insurance or assistance from community development groups, charities, the small business administration, and the federal emergency management agency. 4. The homeland security and emergency management division shall submit an annual re-

port, by January 1 of each year, to the legislative fiscal committee and the legislative govern- ment oversight committee concerning the activities of the grant program in the previous fiscal year.

Approved May 9, 2007

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CH. 146CH. 146

CHAPTER 146

DENTAL SCREENINGS OF CHILDREN

H.F. 906

AN ACT requiring children enrolling in elementary or high school to have a dental screening and providing an effective date.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. NEW SECTION. 135.17 DENTAL SCREENING OF CHILDREN. 1. a. Except asprovided inparagraphs “c” and “d”, theparent or guardian of a child enrolled

in elementary school shall provide evidence to the school district or accredited nonpublic ele- mentary school in which the child is enrolled of the child having, no earlier than three years of age but prior to reaching six years of age, at a minimum, a dental screening performed by a licensed physician as defined in chapter 148 or 150, a nurse licensed under chapter 152, a licensed physician assistant as defined in section 148C.1, or a licensed dental hygienist or den- tist as defined in chapter 153. Except as provided in paragraphs “c” and “d”, the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in high school shall provide evidence to the school district or ac- creditednonpublic high school inwhich the child is enrolled of the child having, at aminimum, a dental screening performed within the prior year by a licensed dental hygienist or dentist as defined in chapter 153. A school district or accredited nonpublic school shall provide access to a process to complete the screenings described in this paragraph as appropriate. b. A person performing a dental screening required by this section shall record the fact of

having conducted the screening, and such additional information required by the department, on uniform forms developed by the department in cooperation with the department of educa- tion. The form shall include a space for the person performing the screening to summarize any condition that may indicate a need for special services. c. Thedepartment shall specify theprocedures that constitute a dental screeningandautho-

rize a waiver signed by a licensed physician, nurse, physician assistant, dental hygienist, or dentist for a person who is unduly burdened by the screening requirement. d. The dental screening requirement shall not apply to a person who submits an affidavit

signed by the person or, if the person is a minor, the person’s parent or legal guardian, stating that the dental screening conflicts with a genuine and sincere religious belief. 2. Each public and nonpublic school shall give notice of the dental screening requirement

to parents of students enrolled or to be enrolled in the school at least ninety days before the start of the school year in the manner prescribed by the department. 3. Apersonmaybeprovisionally enrolled in apublic ornonpublic elementaryorhighschool

if the person is in the process of obtaining the required dental screening.

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4. Each local board shall furnish the department, within sixty days after the start of the school year, evidence that each person enrolled in any public or nonpublic school within the local board’s jurisdiction has met the dental screening requirement in this section. 5. The department shall adopt rules to administer this section.

Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act takes effect July 1, 2008.

Approved May 9, 2007

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CH. 147CH. 147

CHAPTER 147

POSTNATAL TISSUE AND FLUID BANKING STUDY

H.F. 910

AN ACT relating to the creation of a task force on postnatal tissue and fluid banking, related postnatal procedures, and providing an effective date.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. POSTNATAL TISSUE AND FLUID BANKING TASK FORCE. 1. The Iowa department of public health shall convene a task force on postnatal tissue and

fluid banking and related postnatal procedures. The task force shall consist of the following members, selected by the institution or association specified or, if not specified, selected by the director of public health: a. The director of public health, or the director’s designee. b. A representative of each of the public and private colleges or universities in the state that

have interest in postnatal tissue and fluid for the purposes of research or medical treatment. c. A representative of the Iowa hospital association. d. A representative of the Iowa osteopathic medical association. e. A representative of the Iowa medical society. f. A physician representing a birthing hospital. g. A prenatal health care provider. h. A representative of the Iowa midwives association. i. A representative of the postnatal tissue and fluid research community. j. A representative of recipients of postnatal tissue and fluid transplants. k. A representative of a postnatal tissue and fluid transplant center. l. A representative of a postnatal tissue and fluid bank. m. An attorney with expertise in public health or biotechnology law, selected by the Iowa

state bar association. 2. Members of the task force shall receive actual expenses incurred while serving in their

official capacity andmay also be eligible to receive compensation as provided in section 7E.6. 3. The director of public health, or the director’s designee, shall act as chairperson of the

task force. A majority of the members of the task force shall constitute a quorum. 4. The task force shall investigate the optimum method by which to establish a network of

postnatal tissue and fluid banks in partnershipwith public and private colleges or universities, public and private hospitals, or nonprofit organizations and private organizations in the state to collect and store postnatal tissue and fluid for the purposes of scientific research andmedi- cal treatment. The investigation shall address and make recommendations regarding all of the following: