General Assembly: 79 (2002 Regular GA) - Chapter 1033 - State health insurance plans — administration costs


Published: 2002-03-29

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censes, nonoperator identification cards, or persons with disabilities identification devices if the county fails to meet the department’s standards for issuance.

Sec. 5.Section 321M.5, subsection 2, paragraphs e and f, Code 2001, are amended by strik- ing the paragraphs.

Sec. 6.Section 321M.6, subsection 2, paragraph c, Code 2001, is amended to read as fol- lows:

c.The department provides supervision over the issuance of commercial driver’s licenses, including the administration of written and driving skills tests by the office of the county trea- surer. However, the failure of the department to provide appropriate supervision shall not alone be used as a reason to deny certification.

Sec. 7.Section 321M.6, subsection 4, Code 2001, is amended to read as follows: 4.The issuance of commercial driver’s licenses for residents of a county whose issuance

rights have been terminated under subsection 3 may be provided by other counties in the rele- vant cluster, according to the provisions of section 321M.5. The department is not obligated to provide service in a county for issuance of commercial driver’s licenses if the county fails to meet certification standards under this section. However, the department shall facilitate appropriate arrangements for availability of such services as it deems necessary.

Sec. 8.Section 321M.9, subsection 2, paragraph b, Code 2001, is amended to read as fol- lows:

b.An issuing county shall be entitled to one set of digitized photolicensing equipment, un- less the county was served at multiple sites by the department, in which case the county shall be entitled to two sets of digitized photolicensing equipment. A county shall indicate at the time of opting in how many sets of equipment are needed by the county.

Sec. 9.Section 321M.10, subsection 1, Code 2001, is amended to read as follows: 1.The department shall retain all supervisory authority over the county treasurers who

shall be subject to the supervision of the department and driver’s license issuance program. The county treasurers and their employees shall be considered agents of the department when performing driver’s licensing functions.

Sec. 10.Section 321M.8, Code 2001, is repealed.

Approved March 29, 2002

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CHAPTER 1033

STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS  ADMINISTRATION COSTS

S.F. 2167

AN ACT establishing a health insurance administration fund relating to the payment of the administrative costs of state health insurance plans and providing for its prospective re- peal.

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

Section 1.NEW SECTION.19A.12FHEALTH INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION FUND. 1.A special fund is created in the office of the treasurer of state, separate and apart from

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all other public moneys or funds of this state, to be known as the Iowa state health insurance administration fund, hereafter referred to as the fund. The fund shall consist of all moneys deposited in the fund from proceeds of a monthly per contract administrative charge assessed by the department of personnel and collected by the department of revenue and finance. Mon- eys deposited in the fund shall be expended by the department of personnel for health insur- ance program administration costs.

2.A monthly per contract administrative charge shall be assessed by the department of per- sonnel on all health insurance plans administered by the department in which the contract holder has a state employer to pay the charge. The amount of the administrative charge shall be established by the general assembly. The department of revenue and finance shall collect the administrative charge from each department utilizing the centralized payroll system and shall deposit the proceeds in the fund. In addition, the state board of regents, all library service areas, the state fair board, the state department of transportation, and each judicial district de- partment of correctional services shall remit the administrative charge on a monthly basis to the department of revenue and finance and shall submit a report to the department of revenue and finance containing the number and type of health insurance contracts held by each of its employees whose health insurance is administered by the department of personnel.

3.The expenditure of moneys from the fund in any fiscal year shall not exceed the amount of the monthly charge established by the general assembly multiplied by the number of health insurance contracts in effect at the beginning of the same fiscal year in which the expenditures shall be made. Any unencumbered or unobligated moneys in the fund at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall be transferred to the health insurance premium reserve fund es- tablished pursuant to section 509A.5.

4.This section is repealed July 1, 2007.

Sec. 2.STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION CHARGE.For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2002, and ending June 30, 2003, the monthly per contract ad- ministrative charge which may be assessed by the department of personnel pursuant to sec- tion 19A.12F shall be two dollars per contract on all health insurance plans administered by the department.

Approved March 29, 2002

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CHAPTER 1034

SINGLE CONTACT REPOSITORY  HOSPITAL ACCESS TO CURRENT AND PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE RECORDS

S.F. 2231

AN ACT providing for hospital access to abuse registries for purposes of employment checks.

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

Section 1.NEW SECTION.135B.34SINGLE CONTACT REPOSITORY  RECORD CHECKS.

A hospital licensed in this state may access the single contact repository established by the department pursuant to section 135C.33 as necessary for the hospital to perform record checks of persons employed or being considered for employment by the hospital.