Access to residents—restrictions on visits, 8.6(10)“c”
AGING, DEPARTMENT ON
Notice of Intended Action
Twenty-five interested persons, a governmental subdivision, an agency or association of 25 or more persons may demand an oral presentation hereon as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b."
Notice is also given to the public that the Administrative Rules Review Committee may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this proposed action under section 17A.8(6) at a regular or special meeting where the public or interested persons may be heard.
Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code sections 231.42 and 17A.3, the Department on Aging hereby gives Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 8, "Long-Term Care Ombudsman," Iowa Administrative Code.
This proposed amendment changes the rule related to the Certified Volunteer Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. New legislation was passed on the federal level related to the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. On a monitoring visit, the Administration for Community Living noted that the subrule regarding access to residents was inconsistent with 45 CFR § 1324.11(e)(2)(ii). This amendment will put the Department in compliance with federal law.
Any interested person may make written suggestions or comments on the proposed amendment on or before December 26, 2017. Such written comments or suggestions should be directed to Brian Majeski, Iowa Department on Aging, Jessie M. Parker Building, 510 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319. Email may be sent to email@example.com.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no adverse impact on jobs has been found.
This amendment is intended to implement Iowa Code section 231.45.
The following amendment is proposed.
Rescind paragraph 8.6(10)"c."