Bill Text: IA HF488 | 2021-2022 | 89th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to health-related data including hospital data and certain information included in reportable disease reports.(Formerly HSB 141.)

Spectrum: Committee Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2021-03-23 - Committee report, recommending passage. S.J. 669. [HF488 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2021-HF488-Introduced.html
House File 488 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 488 BY COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 141) A BILL FOR An Act relating to health-related data including hospital data 1 and certain information included in reportable disease 2 reports. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 2216HV (3) 89 pf/rh
H.F. 488 Section 1. Section 11.41, subsection 3, Code 2021, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 3. If the information, records, instrumentalities, and 3 properties sought by the auditor of state are required by law 4 to be kept confidential, the auditor of state shall have access 5 to the information, records, instrumentalities, and properties, 6 but shall maintain the confidentiality of all such information 7 and is subject to the same penalties as the lawful custodian 8 of the information for dissemination of the information. 9 However, the auditor of state shall not have access to the 10 income tax returns of individuals or to an individual’s name 11 or residential address from a reportable disease report under 12 section 139A.3 . 13 Sec. 2. Section 135.166, subsection 2, Code 2021, is amended 14 to read as follows: 15 2. Unless otherwise authorized or required by state or 16 federal law, data collected under this section shall not 17 include the social security number or name of the individual 18 subject of the data. 19 Sec. 3. Section 139A.3, Code 2021, is amended by adding the 20 following new subsection: 21 NEW SUBSECTION . 1A. A state or local agency employee 22 or agent shall not have access to personally identifiable 23 information included in a reportable disease report provided 24 to or maintained by the department, a local board, or a local 25 department, unless the employee or agent has completed data 26 confidentiality training. 27 EXPLANATION 28 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 29 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 30 This bill relates to health-related data protections. 31 The bill provides that the auditor of state shall not have 32 access to an individual’s name or residential address from a 33 reportable disease report. 34 The bill includes provisions related to health data 35 -1- LSB 2216HV (3) 89 pf/rh 1/ 2
H.F. 488 collected and used by the department of public health 1 (DPH). Current law directs DPH to enter into a memorandum of 2 understanding with a contractor selected through a request 3 for proposals process to collect, maintain, and disseminate 4 hospital inpatient, outpatient, and ambulatory data. Current 5 law also provides that unless otherwise authorized by state or 6 federal law, the data collected shall not include the social 7 security number of the individual subject of the data. Under 8 the bill, data prohibited from collection would also include 9 the name of the individual subject of the data. 10 The bill also prohibits a state or local agency employee or 11 agent from having access to personally identifiable information 12 included in a reportable disease report provided to or 13 maintained by the department of public health, a local board 14 of health, or a local public health department, unless the 15 employee or agent has completed data confidentiality training. 16 -2- LSB 2216HV (3) 89 pf/rh 2/ 2
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