General Assembly: 75 (1993 Regular GA) - Chapter 65 - Volunteer physician program


Published: 1993-04-28

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CH. 65 LAWS OF THE SEVENTY-FIFTH G.A., 1993 SESSION

CHAPTER 65 VOLUNTEER PHYSICIAN PROGRAM

H.F. 200

98

AN ACT establishing a volunteer physician program within the Iowa department of public health and providing for certain immunity from liability.

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

Section 1. NEW SECTION. 135.24 VOLUNTEER PHYSICIAN PROGRAM ESTAB- LISHED- IMMUNITY FROM CIVIL LIABILITY.

1. The director shall establish within the department a program to provide to eligible hospi- tals, clinics, or other health care facilities, or health care referral programs, free medical ser- vices given on a voluntary basis by physicians licensed under chapter 148, 150, or 150A. A participating physician shall register with the department and obtain from the department a list of eligible, participating hospitals, clinics, or other health care facilities, or health care referral programs.

2. The department, in consultation with the department of human services, shall adopt rules to implement the volunteer physician program which shall include the following:

a. Procedures for registration of physicians deemed qualified by the board of medical examiners.

b. Criteria for and identification of hospitals, clinics, or other health care facilities, or health care referral programs eligible to participate in the provision of free medical services through the volunteer physician program. A health care facility, a health care referral program, or a health care provider participating in the program shall not bill or charge a patient for any physician service provided under the volunteer physician program.

3. A physician providing free care under this section shall be considered an employee of the state under chapter 669 and shall be afforded protection as an employee of the state under section 669.21, provided that the physician has done all of the following:

a. Registered with the department pursuant to subsection 1. b. Provided medical services through a hospital, clinic, or other health care facility, or health

care referral program listed as eligible and participating by the department pursuant to sub- section 1.

Approved April 28, 1993

CHAPTER 66 EMPLOYMENT OF COACHES BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS

H.F. 275

AN ACT to permit a person who has been issued a coaching authorization to be employed by a school district as head coach and providing an effective date.

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

Section 1. Section 279.19B, unnumbered paragraph 1, Code 1993, is amended by striking the unnumbered paragraph.

Sec. 2. Section 279.19B, unnumbered paragraph 2, Code 1993, is amended to read as follows: The board of directors of a school district may employ for head coach of ethel' ~ inter-

scholastic athletic activities or for assistant coach of any interscholastic athletic activity, an individual who possesses a coaching authorization issued by the board of educational examiners