Senate File 26 - Introduced SENATE FILE 26 BY COURNOYER 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 1534XS (2) 90 ss/rh
S.F. 26 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 injectable 4 anesthetics prior to the administration of injections 5 authorized in subparagraph divisions (a) through (d). 6 EXPLANATION 7 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 8 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 9 This bill allows a licensed optometrist to administer a 10 local injectable anesthetic prior to the administration of 11 other injections authorized by law. Current law requires a 12 licensed optometrist to receive approval from the board of 13 optometry prior to administering an injection. 14 -1- LSB 1534XS (2) 90 ss/rh 1/ 1