General Assembly: 78 (1999 Regular GA) - Chapter 132 - Quality care award for health care facilities


Published: 1999-05-17

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271 LAWS OF THE SEVENTY-EIGHTH G.A., 1999 SESSION CH. 132

accounts, savings incentive matched plans for employees, salary reduction simplified em- ployee pension plans (also known as SARSEPs), and similar plans for retirement invest- ments authorized in the future under federal law, the exemption for contributions shall not exceed, for each tax year of contributions, the actual amount of the contribution or two thousand dollars, whichever is less. The exemption for accumulated earnings and market increases in value of plans under this subparagraph shall be limited to an amount deter- mined by multiplying all the accumulated earnings and market increases in value by a fraction, the numerator of which is the total amount of exempt contributions as determined by this subparagraph, and the denominator of which is the total of exempt and nonexempt contributions to the plan.

For purposes of this paragraph "f", "market increases in value" shall include, but shall not be limited to, dividends, stock splits, interest, and appreciation. "Contributions" means contributions by the debtor and by the debtor's employer.

Sec. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE AND APPLICABILITY. This Act, being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment, and shall apply to all claims of exemption under this section* made on or after the day of enactment.

Approved May 17, 1999

CHAPTER 132 QUALITY CARE AWARD FOR HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

H.F. 708

AN ACT establishing a governor's award for quality care in health care facilities.

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

Section 1. NEW SECTION. 135C.20B GOVERNOR'S AWARD- QUALITY CARE. 1. A governor's award for quality care is established, to be awarded annually by the

governor to a health care facility in the state which demonstrates provision of the highest quality care to residents.

2. The department shall adopt rules establishing the criteria to determine quality care. In developing the criteria, the department shall consult with the members of Iowa partners for resident care and shall also consider all of the following:

a. The report cards completed pursuant to section 135C.20A. b. Any unique services provided by a facility to its residents to improve the quality of care

in the facility. c. Any information submitted by care review committee members or residents with regard

to the quality of care of the facility. d. Whether the facility accepts residents for whom costs of care are paid under chapter

249A.

Approved May 17, 1999

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