House File 347 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 347 BY COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT (SUCCESSOR TO HF 179) (COMPANION TO SF 194 BY COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the administration of injections by licensed 1 optometrists. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1887HV (2) 90 ss/rh
H.F. 347 Section 1. Section 154.1, subsection 3, paragraph b, 1 subparagraph (1), Code 2023, is amended by adding the following 2 new subparagraph division: 3 NEW SUBPARAGRAPH DIVISION . (e) Local anesthetics prior to a 4 minor surgical procedure authorized by this chapter. 5 EXPLANATION 6 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 7 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 8 This bill allows a licensed optometrist to administer a 9 local anesthetic prior to a minor surgical procedure authorized 10 by law. Current law requires a licensed optometrist to receive 11 approval from the board of optometry prior to administering 12 certain injections. 13 -1- LSB 1887HV (2) 90 ss/rh 1/ 1