Meeting Public Comments

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A bill for an act relating to smoking by members at the Iowa veterans home.(See SF 257.)
Subcommittee members: Carlin-CH, Edler, Mathis
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: RM 111
Comments Submitted:
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R. Bruce Beeston [Veterans National Recovery Centers, State Council, Vietnam Veterans of America]
This bill seems to be out of step with current policy at nursing homes across the country. Smoking is prohibited in nearly every facility in the county. As I recall, there were issues raised about smoking, even with added restrictions, at IVH. VNRC does not support this bill in its current form. Our preference is a bill reflects the smokefree policy in effect at other like facilities.