Notice of Intended Action

Emergency care provider certification process, 1.1, 3.9(1)“b,” 4.3(2), 9.1(1), 9.3(1)“a,” 10.10

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LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY[501]

Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to emergency care provider certification and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy hereby proposes to amend Chapter 1, "Organization and Administration," Chapter 3, "Certification of Law Enforcement Officers," Chapter 4, "Instructor Certification Criteria for Approved Regional Law Enforcement Training Facilities," Chapter 9, "Jailer Training," and Chapter 10, "Reserve Peace Officers," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code sections 80B.11 and 80B.11A.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code sections 80B.11 and 80B.11A.

Purpose and Summary

The emergency care provider certification process for Iowa peace officers is managed within the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy based on guidance provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). The Academy proposes these amendments to Chapters 1, 3, 4, 9 and 10 to reflect the current process for IDPH involvement. 641—Chapter 139, "Iowa Law Enforcement Emergency Care Provider," is no longer relevant in the certification process and is proposed to be rescinded by the IDPH in a future rule making. The level of training required of Iowa peace officers to obtain an emergency care provider certification is not changed.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.

Waivers

Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Academy for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 501—Chapter 16.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Academy no later than 4:30 p.m. on June 12, 2018. Comments should be directed to:

Russell Rigdon

Iowa Law Enforcement Academy

Building 4640

P.O. Box 130

Johnston, Iowa 50131

Phone: 515.725.9600

Email: russell.rigdon@iowa.gov

Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making actions are proposed:

Item 1. Adopt the following new definition of "Iowa law enforcement emergency care provider" in rule 501—1.1(80B):

"Iowa law enforcement emergency care provider" or "ILEECP" means an individual who is certified by the academy as an Iowa peace officer, who has successfully completed an emergency medical care provider curriculum approved by the academy, and who is currently certified by the academy as an emergency medical care provider.

Item 2. Amend paragraph 3.9(1)"b" as follows:

b. The applicant must possess or obtain current Iowa law enforcement emergency care provider (ILEECP) or more advanced certification recognized or current emergency medical care provider certification issued by the Iowa department of public health and approved by the academy, and current course completion in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, AED and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction for all age groups according to national standards, with documentation furnished to the academy.

Item 3. Amend subrule 4.3(2) as follows:

4.3(2) Specialist (specific requirements to instruct in specialized areas). Special training or experience is required to instruct in certain segments of the curriculum as listed below:

a. Firearms instructor. Successful completion of a firearms instructor school at the Iowa law enforcement academy.

b. Defensive tactics instructor. Successful completion of a defensive tactics instructor school at the Iowa law enforcement academy or other training recognized by the Iowa law enforcement academy.

c. Precision driving instructor (lead instructor).

(1)Lead instructor. Must have satisfactorily completed a recognized precision driving instructor school.

(2)Assistant instructors. Must possess an understanding of the program to be presented and, as a result of experience and informal instruction, have developed skills adequately to assist lead instructor and shall work under the immediate supervision of lead instructor at all times.

d. Physical fitness instructor. Successful completion of a physical fitness instructor school at the Iowa law enforcement academy or other training recognized by the Iowa law enforcement academy.

e. Crash injury management. Iowa law enforcement emergency care provider instructor. Must be certified to instruct in this area as an ILEECP by the Iowa law enforcement academy or maintain current emergency medical care provider certification issued by the Iowa department of public health and have completed an instructor course as approved by the academy.

f. Fingerprint instructor. Must have successfully completed the basic and advanced Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint schools or a program approved by the Iowa law enforcement academy council.

g. Narcotics and dangerous drug instructor. Must have extensive experience and specialty training in this area.

h. Accident Collision investigation instructor. Must have completed a two-week accident collision investigation school provided or recognized by the Iowa law enforcement academy.

i. Law enforcement and minority group instructor. Must possess a four-year degree from an accredited institution in the behavioral science area and must have three years of experience in the subject area, or, in the opinion of the council, meets meet the qualifications set forth in 4.3(1).

j. Communications instructor. Must be certified by general services, communication division.

k. Drinking driver control instructor. Chemical testing instructor. Must have extensive field experience with a strong background in the Iowa Code and case law. To teach the chemical testing segment, the instructor must possess training and experience in laboratory methods relative to the subject.

l. Arson and bombing instructor. Must have attended a specialty school in police/military explosive explosives handling and a recognized arson school.

m. Crowd control management instructor. Must have attended a school recognized by the Iowa law enforcement academy in riot control and chemical agents.

n. Criminalistics instructor. Must have extensive experience and education or training in methods and procedures for scientific crime detection.

o. Youth and Juvenile law instructor. Must have extensive experience in dealing with youthful offenders, a strong background in Iowa juvenile law and relevant case law, and specialty training or education in the subject area.

Item 4. Rescind subrule 9.1(1) and adopt the following new subrule in lieu thereof:

9.1(1) Basic training. All jail administrators shall meet the following requirements within six months of appointment. Jailers shall meet the following requirements within one year of employment:

a. First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

(1)The individual shall hold a current course completion card in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, AED and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction for adults according to national standards recognized by the Iowa law enforcement academy.

(2)The individual shall hold a current course completion card in first aid according to the national standards recognized by the Iowa law enforcement academy or one of the following:

1.Certification as an Iowa law enforcement emergency care provider (ILEECP) by the Iowa law enforcement academy.

2.Certification by the Iowa department of public health as an emergency medical responder or higher.

3.Certification of completion of a first-aid training program appropriate to jail usage which was developed by a sheriff's department. First-aid training criteria shall include, at a minimum, the following topics:

Shock.

Bleeding control.

Burns.

Soft tissue and bone/joint injuries.

Difficulty breathing.

Chest pain.

Allergic reaction.

Poisoning.

Seizures.

Diabetic emergencies.

Heat and cold emergencies.

Suicide.

All instructors providing training pursuant to 9.1(1)"a"(2)"3" shall be certified pursuant to subrule 9.2(2).

4.Licensure to practice as a licensed practical nurse, registered nurse or medical practitioner in the state of Iowa.

(3)The individual shall be certified as an instructor by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross or other national program as approved by the academy.

(4)All certification or licensure required by this rule must thereafter be maintained current according to the standards of the certifying or licensing agency.

b. Either the successful completion of a 40-hour training program approved by the academy or the successful completion of a National Sheriffs' Association correspondence course shall be applicable to jailers and administrators employed in all jails pursuant to subrule 9.2(1). Either course must be appropriately documented to reflect course content, length of session, and instructor(s). All instructors presenting classes either in the 40-hour training or continuing education program shall be certified by academy personnel utilizing certification standards adopted by the academy. It shall be the responsibility of the training program director to make certain all instructors are certified and the training program is approved.

c. All staff providing medication shall be trained in accordance with the Iowa state sheriffs' and deputies' association medication training program or other program approved by the Iowa board of pharmacy.

Item 5. Rescind paragraph 9.3(1)"a" and adopt the following new paragraph in lieu thereof:

a. First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

(1)The individual shall hold a current course completion card in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, AED and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction for adults according to national standards recognized by the Iowa law enforcement academy.

(2)The individual shall hold a current course completion card in first aid according to the national standards recognized by the Iowa law enforcement academy or one of the following:

1.Certification as an Iowa law enforcement emergency care provider (ILEECP) from the Iowa law enforcement academy.

2.Certification by the Iowa department of public health as emergency medical responder or higher.

3.Certification of completion of a first-aid training program appropriate to jail usage which was developed by a sheriff's department. First-aid training criteria shall include, at a minimum, the following topics:

Shock.

Bleeding control.

Burns.

Soft tissue and bone/joint injuries.

Difficulty breathing.

Chest pain.

Allergic reaction.

Poisoning.

Seizures.

Diabetic emergencies.

Heat and cold emergencies.

Suicide.

All instructors providing training pursuant to 9.3(1)"a"(2)"3" shall be certified pursuant to subrule 9.2(2).

4.Licensure to practice as a licensed practical nurse, registered nurse or medical practitioner in the state of Iowa.

(3)The individual shall be certified as an instructor by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross or other national program as approved by the academy.

(4)All certification or licensure required by this rule must thereafter be maintained current according to the standards of the certifying or licensing agency.

Item 6. Amend rule 501—10.10(80D) as follows:

501—10.10(80D) CPR certification required. Reserve peace officers shall maintain at a minimum valid first-aid certifications issued by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or any other group recognized by the Iowa law enforcement academy and must have current course completion in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, AED and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction for all age groups according to national standards , with documentation furnished to recognized by the Iowa law enforcement academy.

Law Enforcement Academy

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 6/12/2018.

Official Document

  • Emergency care provider certification process, 1.1, 3.9(1)“b,” 4.3(2), 9.1(1), 9.3(1)“a,” 10.10
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Rule 501-1.1 Rule 501-10.10 Rule 501-3.9(1)"b" Rule 501-4.3(1) Rule 501-4.3(2) Rule 501-9.1(1) Rule 501-9.3(1)"a"
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