Bill Text: IA SSB1229 | 2021-2022 | 89th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to reports prepared by a chief medical officer, licensed physician, or a mental health professional concerning the hospitalization of a person with a mental illness.(See SF 528.)

Spectrum: Committee Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-02 - Committee report approving bill, renumbered as SF 528. [SSB1229 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2021-SSB1229-Introduced.html
Senate Study Bill 1229 - Introduced SENATE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES BILL BY CHAIRPERSON EDLER) A BILL FOR An Act relating to reports prepared by a chief medical officer, 1 licensed physician, or a mental health professional 2 concerning the hospitalization of a person with a mental 3 illness. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 2780XC (2) 89 dg/rh
S.F. _____ Section 1. Section 229.1, Code 2021, is amended by adding 1 the following new subsection: 2 NEW SUBSECTION . 17A. “Report” , when used in reference to 3 a document prepared by a chief medical officer, chief officer 4 of a federal facility, licensed physician, or mental health 5 professional, means a medical recommendation that may also 6 contain a patient’s medical information including but not 7 limited to the patient’s condition, prognosis, and care plan. 8 EXPLANATION 9 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 10 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 11 This bill relates to reports prepared by a chief medical 12 officer, licensed physician, or a mental health professional 13 concerning the hospitalization of a person with a mental 14 illness. 15 The bill defines “report”, for the purposes of Code chapter 16 229 (hospitalization of persons with mental health), when used 17 in reference to a document prepared by a chief medical officer, 18 chief officer of a federal facility, licensed physician, or 19 mental health professional, as a medical recommendation that 20 may also contain a patient’s medical information including but 21 not limited to the patient’s condition, prognosis, and care 22 plan. 23 -1- LSB 2780XC (2) 89 dg/rh 1/ 1
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