Human Resources Committee – Week 5, 2021


SF 81 – Direct Primary Care Agreement Pilot Project

SF 81 requires the Department of Human Services to develop and oversee a pilot program to allow some Medicaid members to receive primary care health services through a direct primary care agreement, with the Medicaid Enterprise acting as the third-party payor.
[2/9: 8-5, party line (No: Democrats)]

SF 106 – State Medical Examiner Child Death Autopsies and Transportation Costs

SF 106 requires counties to pay transportation costs both to and from the State Medical Examiner’s Office. As amended, an autopsy will not be required for a child death when the county medical examiner’s or State Medical Examiner’s investigation determines that the deceased child’s cause and manner of death are obvious and there are no significant legal, medical or investigative concerns. The bill also makes some technical terminology changes.
[2/9: short form]

SF 125 – Immunization Information on Medical Examiner Investigation Form

SF 125 requires that a medical examiner investigation form for infants zero to 3 includes a request for information regarding the date and type of the decedent’s last immunizations. The bill requires Iowa Department of Public Health to adopt rules to amend the Medical Examiner’s form.

[2/9: 8-5, party line (No: Democrats)]

SSB 1062 – Certificate of Non-Viable Birth

SSB 1062 creates a certificate of nonviable birth. A patient can request a certificate from IDPH starting July 1, 2021. The certificate does not become part of Vital Records. This is similar to the Certificate of Stillbirth created in 2012.
[2/9: 12-1 (No: Bolkcom)]

SSB 1095 – Pharmacists Providing Vaccines; Collaborative Pharmacy Practice

SSB 1095 – Currently, pharmacists can only order and administer immunizations and vaccinations to patients 18 and above, except for flu (six months and above) and the final two courses of HPV (11 and older). This bill would lower the age for all vaccinations to age six and above. This would encompass HPV and Tdap, so the bill strikes those explicit references in the Code. The bill also creates collaborative practice agreements between pharmacists and prescribers.
[2/9: short form]