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Excludes minors and victims of human trafficking from mandatory restitution in criminal cases where the offender is convicted of a felony that caused the death of another person.

Requires schools to train employees on seizure identification and assistance.

 

Prohibits health insurance providers from limiting prescription drug coverage for certain individuals.

Creates a non-refundable ARNP preceptor income tax credit equal to $500 for each 100-hour clinical preceptorship, up to $2,000 per year.

Appropriates $1 million to the double up food bucks program.

Makes changes to administration of MOMS program.

Requires health care providers to disclose electronic protected health information to a minor's legal guardian.

Requires maternity group homes to be considered as a residential use for zoning purposes.

Eliminates requirement that parent of a home-schooled child provide proof the child has had required immunizations and a blood lead test.

Appropriates $300,000 for radon awareness, education, and outreach.

Appropriates funding to implement an plan to reduce the obesity rate. 

Increases penalties for an assault against people in certain occupations.

Amends definitions related to assault on a health care provider.

Establishes the dietitian licensure compact.

Defines sex (male, female) according to the person's internal biological reproductive system at birth.

Regulates how much healthcare employment agencies can charge for nursing services by agency workers.

Creates the Compassion and Care for Medically Challenging Pregnancies Act.

Prohibits schools from disciplining employees, contractors, or students for using a legal name or failing to use a personal pronoun. 

Establishes an indoor mold public information and awareness program.

Makes changes to HHS processes concerning adoption information sharing, dependent adult abuse, juvenile court records, and mandatory reporter training.

Establishes regulations for firearm hold agreements.

Creates the Opioid Settlement Future Fund and an Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council.

Allows a licensed individual to apply ten hours of continuing education credits to the next renewal period.

Requires a utilization review organization to respond to a request for a prior authorization within a certain amount of time.

Requires health insurance carriers to provide coverage for diagnostic breast cancer examinations.

Requires radon mitigation for construction of one- and two-family residences.

Allows a trained physician and surgeon to staff an ambulance.

Allows a woman to express breast milk in a public place.

Makes changes to organization, structure, and functions of state and local governments.

Makes several provisions related to higher education.

Directs HHS to submit a Medicaid waiver request to provide coverage for certain inmates due to be released.

Makes numerous changes to state boards, commissions, committees, councils, and other state government entities.

Allows pharmacists to dispense self-administered hormonal contraceptives.

Requires training for inspectors and nursing facilities on most common citations, makes changes to procedures for complaint follow-up, and the process for citation review.

Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to verify the legal presence in the country for people who are not United States citizens and are applying for public assistance.

Charges Iowa Department of Education (DE) to oversee AEA operations and changes how AEAs are funded and operate.

Requires human growth and development courses to include instruction on pregnancy and fetal development.

Designates the Iowa Health Information Network as the state's health data utility and requires all providers to participate. 

Removes the annual cap on the amount of Real Estate Transfer Tax funds that can be transferred to the Housing Trust Fund.

The Governor's tax bill.

Appropriates funds from the opioid settlement fund for opioid prevention, treatment, recovery, and infrastructure activities. 

Requires tobacco device retailers to have a permit and establishes requirements and restrictions. 

Prohibits a minor's ability to consent to vaccines relating to sexually transmitted diseases or infections.

Repeals gender balance requirements for appointed local and state government boards, councils, commissions.

Requires health insurance to cover biomarker testing. 

Makes changes to ambulatory surgical center requirements.

Requires information about immunization exemptions to be communicated to parents/guardians of students and posted on school websites.

Expands Medicaid coverage for pregnant women and infants while adjusting the income eligibility levels.

Makes changes to certain HHS reporting requirements.

Protects health care institutions, payors, and medical practitioners who refuse to provide or pay for a service if it conflicts with their religious or moral beliefs (right of conscience). 

Makes changes related to consumer data protection.

Amends the Right to Try Act.

Prohibits entry or reentry into the state by previously deported foreign individuals.

Makes changes to evidence, rights notification, testing, and reporting related to victims of sexual assault.

Establishes the behavioral health service system.

Requires health insurance to cover cervical cancer screenings and surveillance testing for ovarian cancer.

Requires a blood bank to comply with a patient request for blood donations made for a donor's own use or a specified individual.

Changes election laws to ban ranked choice voting, authorizes a voter registration database pilot program, adds more limitations to early voting, requires all mail-in ballots to be at the county auditor's office before the close of business on the day before the election, and makes changes to Broadlawns Hospital board of trustee terms.

Creates the patient's right to save act.

Makes changes to the statewide voluntary preschool program.

Makes numerous changes to state boards, commissions, committees, councils, and other state government entities.

Limits the work of Area Education Agencies (AEAs) to special education, brings professional development and media services into the Department of Education (DE), creates a new Special Education Division within the DE charged with overseeing the new special education system, gives schools the authority to decide how to deliver special education services (contract with their AEA, another AEA, directly with providers, or hire their own staff), gives all property over to Department of Administrative Services (who can sell it), eliminates administration within AEAs, and adds 139 new state employees to the new Special Education Division. 

Allocates funds from the opioid settlement fund.

Recognizes the term "brain health" in order to combat stigma around mental health and encouraging early treatment and preventative measures for brain-related issues in Iowa.

Eliminates individual income tax.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to set a flat rate for individual income taxes and to require two-thirds approval of both legislative chambers for increasing tax rates.

Changes property tax assessment limitations for commercial child care facilities.  

Changes definition of "taxable wages" for unemployment insurance taxes on employers.

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