General Assembly: 78 (2000 Regular GA) - Chapter 1009 - Emergency medical care providers — authority to provide services


Published: 2000-03-29

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c. Shall state whether the procedures are an alternative to or an addition to the procedures stated in sections 147.58 to 147.71, 148.6 to 148.9, 152.10 and 152.11. 153.23 to 153.30, 153.33, and 154A.23, 5428.22, 542C.23, 5438.35, 5438.36, 5448.16.

Sec. 13. Section 272C.6, subsection 4, unnumbered paragraph 1, Code 1999, is amended to read as follows:

In order to assure a free flow of information for accomplishing the purposes of this sec- tion, and notwithstanding section 622.10, all complaint files, investigation files, other in- vestigation reports, and other investigative information in the possession of a licensing board or peer review committee acting under the authority of a licensing board or its employ- ees or agents which relates to licensee discipline are privileged and confidential, and are not subject to discovery, subpoena, or other means of legal compulsion for their release to a person other than the licensee and the boards, their employees and agents involved in licensee discipline, and are not admissible in evidence in a judicial or administrative pro- ceeding other than the proceeding involving licensee discipline. However, investigative information in the possession of a licensing board or its employees or agents which relates to licensee discipline may be disclosed to appropriate licensing authorities within this state, the appropriate licensing authority in another state, the coordinated licensure information system provided for in the nurse licensure compact contained in section 152E.1. the District of Columbia, or a territory or country in which the licensee is licensed or has applied for a license. If the investigative information in the possession of a licensing board or its employ- ees or agents indicates a crime has been committed, the information shall be reported to the proper law enforcement agency. However, a final written decision and finding of fact of a licensing board in a disciplinary proceeding, including a decision referred to in section 272C.3, subsection 4, is a public record.

Approved March 16,2000

CHAPTER 1009 EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS - AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE SERVICES

H.F.2333

AN ACT relating to authorization to provide emergency and nonemergency medical care services.

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

Section l. Section 147A.8, subsection 2, Code Supplement 1999, is amended to read as follows:

2. Function in any hospital or any other entity in which health care is ordinarily pro- vided only when under the direct supervision. as defined by rules adopted pursuant to chap- ter 17 A. of a physician. when:

a. Enrolled as a student or participating as a preceptor in a training program approved by the department; or

b. Fulfilling continuing education requirements as defined by rule; or c. Employed by or assigned to a hospital or other entity in which health care is ordinarily

provided only when under the direct supervision of a physician. as a member of an autho- rized ambulance, rescue, or first response service, or in an individual capacity. by rendering lifesaving services in the facility in which employed or assigned pursuant to the emergency medical care provider's certification and under the direct supervision of a physician, physi- cian assistant, or registered nurse. An emergency medical care provider shall not routinely

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function without the direct supervision of a physician, physician assistant, or registered nurse. However, when the physician, physician assistant, or registered nurse cannot di- rectly assume emergency care of the patient, the emergency medical care provider may perform without direct supervision emergency medical care procedures for which that indi- vidual is certified if the life of the patient is in immediate danger and such care is required to preserve the patient's life; or

d. Employed by or assigned to a hospital or other entity in which health care is ordinarily provided only when under the direct supervision of a physician. as a member of an autho- rized ambulance, rescue, or first response service. or in an individual capacity. to perform nonlife saving procedures for which those individuals have been trained and are designated in a written job description. Such procedures may be performed after the patient is observed by and when the emergency medical care provider is under the supervision of the physician, physician assistant, or registered nurse. including when the registered nurse is not acting in the capacity of a physician designee. and where the procedure may be immediately aban- doned without risk to the patient.

Approved March 16,2000

CHAPTER 1010 BEGINNING FARMER LOAN PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

H.F.2099

AN ACT affecting eligibility for the beginning farmer loan program, and providing an effective date.

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

Section 1. Section 175.2, subsection 12, Code 1999, is amended to read as follows: 12. "Low or moderate net worth" means: a. For an individual, an aggregate net worth of the individual and the individual's spouse

and minor children of less than fwe three hundred thousand dollars. b. For a partnership, an aggregate net worth of all partners, including each partner's net

capital in the partnership, and each partner's spouse and minor children of less than fetH: six hundred thousand dollars. However, the aggregate net worth of each partner and that partner's spouse and minor children shall not exceed fwe three hundred thousand dollars.

c. For a family farm corporation, an aggregate net worth of all shareholders, including the value of each shareholder's share in the family farm corporation, and each shareholder's spouse and minor children of less than fetH: six hundred thousand dollars. However, the aggregate net worth of each shareholder and that shareholder's spouse and minor children shall not exceed twa three hundred thousand dollars.

d. For a family farm limited liability company, an aggregate net worth of all members, including each member's ownership interest in the family farm limited liability company, and each member's spouse and minor children of less than fetH: six hundred thousand dollars. However, the aggregate net worth of each member and that member's spouse and minor children shall not exceed fwe three hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.

Approved March 29, 2000