House File 2031 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2031 BY KERR A BILL FOR An Act relating to the licensed health professional member of a 1 local board of health. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5124YH (6) 88 pf/rh
H.F. 2031 Section 1. Section 135.1, subsection 2, Code 2020, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 2. “Health officer” shall mean means the physician , 3 physician assistant, advanced registered nurse practitioner, or 4 advanced practice registered nurse who is the health officer 5 of the local board of health. 6 Sec. 2. Section 137.105, subsection 1, paragraph d, Code 7 2020, is amended to read as follows: 8 d. Local boards of health shall consist of at least five 9 members. At least one member shall be licensed as a physician 10 under chapter 148 , a physician assistant under chapter 148C, an 11 advanced registered nurse practitioner under chapter 152, or an 12 advanced practice registered nurse under chapter 152E . 13 EXPLANATION 14 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 15 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 16 This bill provides that instead of requiring one of the 17 five members of a local board of health to be a physician, one 18 of the five members is instead required to be a physician, a 19 physician assistant, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, 20 or an advanced practice registered nurse. The bill also makes 21 a conforming change to define the “health officer” of the local 22 board of health as a physician, a physician assistant, an 23 advanced registered nurse practitioner, or an advanced practice 24 registered nurse. 25 -1- LSB 5124YH (6) 88 pf/rh 1/ 1