Senate File 354 - Reprinted SENATE FILE 354 BY COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT (SUCCESSOR TO SF 163) (As Amended and Passed by the Senate February 17, 2021 ) A BILL FOR An Act relating to continuing education requirements for 1 persons holding certain professional and occupational 2 licenses. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 SF 354 (3) 89 ss/rh/mb
S.F. 354 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 272C.2D Continuing education 1 requirements —— extensions. 2 1. Each licensing board may extend the deadline for 3 completing continuing education requirements pursuant to 4 section 272C.2 by up to ninety days if a licensing board finds 5 that a licensee is experiencing an unforeseen financial or 6 medical hardship and the licensee submits all of the following: 7 a. A request that a deadline be extended due to an 8 unforeseen financial or medical hardship experienced by the 9 licensee or a member of the licensee’s family, including an 10 explanation and evidence of the hardship. 11 b. Proof of enrollment in a program that will satisfy the 12 licensee’s continuing education requirements prior to the 13 expiration of the extension. 14 2. A request for an extension of a continuing education 15 requirement deadline shall be submitted to a licensing board no 16 later than sixty days before the date the continuing education 17 requirement must be completed. 18 3. For the purposes of this section, “unforeseen financial 19 or medical hardship” means an unforeseeable emergency as defined 20 in 26 C.F.R. §1.457-6(c)(2)(i). 21 4. This section does not prohibit a licensing board from 22 granting a waiver pursuant to section 17A.9A. 23 -1- SF 354 (3) 89 ss/rh/mb 1/ 1