House File 2307 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2307 BY HALL A BILL FOR An Act relating to a hospital’s participation in the state 1 perinatal program. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5786YH (1) 85 ad/nh
H.F. 2307 Section 1. Section 135.11, subsection 28, Code 2014, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 28. In consultation with the advisory committee for 3 perinatal guidelines, develop and maintain the statewide 4 perinatal program based on the recommendations of the 5 American academy of pediatrics and the American college of 6 obstetricians and gynecologists contained in the most recent 7 edition of the guidelines for perinatal care, and shall 8 adopt rules in accordance with chapter 17A to implement those 9 recommendations. Hospitals within the state shall determine 10 whether to participate in the statewide perinatal program, and 11 select the hospital’s level of participation in the program. 12 A hospital having determined to participate in the program 13 shall comply with the guidelines appropriate to the level of 14 participation selected by the hospital. Participation shall 15 include prearranged consultative agreements between two or more 16 hospital perinatal units. Prearranged consultative agreements 17 may include direct care of the patient or utilization of 18 telemedicine or telephone consultation to qualify a hospital 19 for a higher level of participation and a higher reimbursement 20 rate under the medical assistance program. Perinatal program 21 surveys and reports are privileged and confidential and are 22 not subject to discovery, subpoena, or other means of legal 23 compulsion for their release to a person other than the 24 affected hospital, and are not admissible in evidence in a 25 judicial or administrative proceeding other than a proceeding 26 involving verification of the participating hospital under this 27 subsection . 28 EXPLANATION 29 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 30 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 31 This bill relates to a hospital’s participation in the 32 state’s perinatal program. The bill requires participation to 33 include prearranged consultative agreements between hospitals. 34 The bill allows the consultative agreements to include direct 35 -1- LSB 5786YH (1) 85 ad/nh 1/ 2
H.F. 2307 care or utilization of telemedicine or telephone consultation 1 for a hospital to qualify for a higher level of participation 2 and a higher rate of reimbursement under the medical assistance 3 program. 4 -2- LSB 5786YH (1) 85 ad/nh 2/ 2