Emergency Rule-Making Documents Filed Prior to Publication in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin (IAB)
|ARC||Agency||Subject of Rule Making||Agency Document||Effective Date||Publication Date in IAB|
|ARC 4552C||Civil Rights Commission||
The purpose of the new rule is to comply with Iowa Code section 216.8C(3) and 2019 Iowa Acts, Senate File 341, section 3, which provides requirements pertaining to a request for an assistance animal as a reasonable accommodation for a disability in housing. The legislation requires the Iowa Civil Rights Commission to adopt a form for a health care professional, as defined by the statute, to make a written finding regarding whether the patient or client has a disability and whether the need for an assistance animal is related to the disability.
|ARC 4519C||Voter Registration Commission||
This new rule will provide county commissioners of elections with the option to utilize alternative voter registration forms produced by electronic pollbooks. Specifically, it will allow for voter registration forms to be completed on an electronic pollbook and then printed onto thermal receipt paper. Currently, voter registration forms filled out with the assistance of an electronic pollbook must “be identical in size, shape, weight and similar in color of paper, type size, and color of ink to those available from the registrar.”
|ARC 4499C||Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department||
The proposed rule making amends Chapter 14 by adding a new section that deals with the creation of the Flood Recovery Fund. This fund will be administered by the Flood Mitigation Board. The Fund will provide financial support to political subdivisions of the state that have experienced or will experience expenses related to flood response, flood recovery, or flood mitigation. The proposed amendement provides details on eligibible applicants, eligible projects, and the application process. This proposed rule making was approved by the Flood Mitigation Board on May 20, 2019.
|ARC 4495C||Insurance Division||
The new rules in these amendments augment 2019 Iowa Acts, Senate File 619 which, in part, updates provisions regarding the licensing of residential service companies and motor vehicle service companies that enter into residential service contracts and motor vehicle service contracts with consumers. This rule making is intended to provide guidance to residential service companies and motor vehicle service companies regarding how their current license or registration status will be administered by the Insurance Division now that the new law has become effective.
The bill consolidates Iowa Code chapters 516E and 523C, and makes significant changes to the licensing of residential service companies and motor vehicle service companies. These emergency rules consolidate chapters 103 and 104, and meanwhile guide service companies until the next licensing cycle begins, pursuant to 2019 Iowa Acts, Senate File 619, on September 1, 2019.
|ARC 4468C||Medicine Board||
This rule making establishes the requirements for licensure of genetic counselors. This rule making defines the types of informal and nonpublic actions an applicant must report ot the board as part of the license application process. This rule making indicates the board will accept a letter sent directly from ABGC and ABMGG to the board as proof that an applicant has been granted active candidate status for provisional licensure. This rule making indicates the licensure committee shall consult with an Iowa licensed genetic counselor if the committee is unable to eliminate questions or concerns about an applicant. This rule making defines the practice of genetic counseling to include precision medicine and indicates the board shall consult with an Iowa licensed genetic counselor if an applicant has not engaged in active practice in the last three years in the United States to determine whether there is another option to demonstrate current clinical competency. This rule making creates an option for an employer-based pathway for an applicant to demonstrate current clinical competency if an applicant has not engaged in active practice in the past three years in the United States. This rule making indicates the board shall consult with an Iowa licensed genetic counselor prior to denying a license.
|ARC 4390C||Professional Licensure Division||
The proposed amendments add licensing rules for two new professions, Behavior Analysts and Assistant Behavior Analysts. Sets license fees for the two new professions at $300.
|ARC 4387C||Pharmacy Board||
Following adoption of rule making (Filed as ARC 4270C) relating to a pharmacist's participation in statewide protocols, concern was raised relating to the term "prescribe" used in the applicable rules for the statewide protocols. These amendments change the language to instead read "order" consistent with the Code.
|ARC 4220C||Human Services Department||
These administrative rule amendments remove the specific assistance standard amounts for State Supplementary Assistance and amend the Assistance Standards definition to include the legal citation to pass-along cost of living adjustments (COLA) in accordance with 20 CFR §416.2095 and §416.2096. COLA changes are effective January 1 each year.