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Amendment H(1629 lost.

Heaton of Henry offered the following amendment H(1697 filed by
him from the floor and moved its adoption:

H-1697

1 Amend House File 732 as follows:
2 1. Page 34, by inserting after line 23 the
3 following:
4 " . The department may adopt emergency rules to
5 modify the qualifications for rehabilitative treatment
6 service providers to allow an individual with a
7 bachelor's degree in social work to provide therapy
8 and counseling and to implement other recommendations
9 of the committee made up of department staff and
10 providers of child welfare services that is charged
11 with the development of proposals for regulatory
12 improvements. The pertinent recommendations may
13 include but are not limited to implementing "deemed"
14 certification status for providers; addressing
15 requirements for staff qualifications, ratios, and
16 supervision; revising requirements for treatment plan
17 development, review, and revision, and for treatment
18 records; applying shared risk or loss provisions for
19 retroactive audits; and access to the department's
20 service review organization."
21 2. Page 54, by inserting after line 13 the
22 following:
23 "Sec. ___. Section 135H.6, subsection 2, Code
24 2001, is amended to read as follows:
25 2. The proposed psychiatric institution is
26 accredited by the joint commission on the
27 accreditation of health care organizations, the
28 commission on accreditation of rehabilitation
29 facilities, the council on accreditation of services
30 for families and children, or by any other federally
31 recognized accrediting organization with comparable
32 standards acceptable under federal regulation."
33 3. Page 55, by inserting after line 22 the
34 following:
35 "Sec. . Section 235A.16, subsection 2, Code
36 2001, is amended to read as follows:
37 2. a. Requests for child abuse information may be
38 made orally by telephone where a person making such a
39 request believes that the information is needed
40 immediately and where information sufficient to
41 demonstrate authorized access is provided. In the
42 event that a request is made orally by telephone, a
43 written request form shall nevertheless be filed
44 within seventy-two hours.


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