House File 732 - Reprinted HOUSE FILE 732 BY COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 244) (As Amended and Passed by the House March 26, 2019 ) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the medical cannabidiol Act. 1 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 2 HF 732 (3) 88 ss/rh/md
H.F. 732 Section 1. Section 124E.2, subsection 2, paragraph i, Code 1 2019, is amended to read as follows: 2 i. Untreatable Severe or chronic pain. 3 Sec. 2. Section 124E.2, subsections 5 and 6, Code 2019, are 4 amended to read as follows: 5 5. “Health care practitioner” means an individual licensed 6 under chapter 148 to practice medicine and surgery or 7 osteopathic medicine and surgery , a physician assistant 8 licensed under chapter 148C, or an advanced registered nurse 9 practitioner licensed under chapter 152 or 152E, who is a 10 patient’s primary care provider. “Health care practitioner” 11 shall not include a physician assistant licensed under chapter 12 148C or an advanced registered nurse practitioner licensed 13 pursuant to chapter 152 or 152E . 14 6. “Medical cannabidiol” means any pharmaceutical 15 grade cannabinoid found in the plant Cannabis sativa L. or 16 Cannabis indica or any other preparation thereof that has 17 a tetrahydrocannabinol level of no more than three percent 18 and that is delivered in a form recommended by the medical 19 cannabidiol board, approved by the board of medicine, and 20 adopted by the department pursuant to rule. 21 Sec. 3. Section 124E.2, subsection 8, Code 2019, is amended 22 by striking the subsection. 23 Sec. 4. Section 124E.4, subsection 1, paragraph f, Code 24 2019, is amended by striking the paragraph. 25 Sec. 5. Section 124E.9, Code 2019, is amended by adding the 26 following new subsections: 27 NEW SUBSECTION . 13. A medical cannabidiol dispensary 28 may employ a pharmacist or pharmacy technician licensed or 29 registered pursuant to chapter 155A. 30 NEW SUBSECTION . 14. a. Except as otherwise provided in 31 paragraph “b” , a medical cannabidiol dispensary shall not 32 dispense more than a combined total of twenty-five grams of 33 tetrahydrocannabinol to a patient and the patient’s primary 34 caregiver in a ninety-day period. 35 -1- HF 732 (3) 88 ss/rh/md 1/ 2
H.F. 732 b. The board of medicine shall adopt rules allowing the 1 health care practitioner who originally certified a patient 2 to receive a medical cannabidiol registration card to apply 3 for, and the medical cannabidiol board to expeditiously and 4 efficiently grant, a waiver to permit the patient and the 5 patient’s primary caregiver to receive more than a combined 6 total of twenty-five grams of tetrahydrocannabinol in a 7 ninety-day period if the health care practitioner submits 8 documentation certifying all of the following: 9 (1) The health care practitioner performed a physical 10 examination of the patient and has determined that twenty-five 11 grams of tetrahydrocannabinol per ninety-day period is not an 12 adequate amount to alleviate the patient’s debilitating medical 13 condition. 14 (2) The patient’s debilitating medical condition is a 15 terminal illness with a life expectancy of less than one year. 16 Sec. 6. Section 124E.11, subsection 1, paragraph b, 17 subparagraph (1), subparagraph division (c), Code 2019, is 18 amended to read as follows: 19 (c) To authorized employees of a medical cannabidiol 20 dispensary, but only for the purpose purposes of verifying that 21 a person is lawfully in possession of a medical cannabidiol 22 registration card issued pursuant to this chapter and that a 23 person has not purchased tetrahydrocannabinol in excess of the 24 amount authorized by this chapter . 25 Sec. 7. Section 124E.11, subsection 2, Code 2019, is amended 26 by adding the following new paragraph: 27 NEW PARAGRAPH . j. Collect and evaluate data on patient 28 demographics, effective treatment options, clinical outcomes, 29 and quality of life outcomes for the purpose of reporting on 30 the benefits, risks, and outcomes encountered by patients with 31 a debilitating medical condition engaged in the use of medical 32 cannabidiol. 33 -2- HF 732 (3) 88 ss/rh/md 2/ 2