Prohibited grounds for discipline—default or delinquency on student loan debt or service obligation, 4.9
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to prohibited grounds for discipline and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Board of Nursing hereby proposes to amend Chapter 4, "Discipline," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 17A.3 and section 272C.4 as amended by 2019 Iowa Acts, Senate File 304.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 272C.4(10) as amended by 2019 Iowa Acts, Senate File 304.
Purpose and Summary
2019 Iowa Acts, Senate File 304, amends Iowa Code section 272C.4(10) and requires the Board to adopt rules to prohibit the suspension or revocation of a license issued by the Board to a person who is in default or is delinquent on repayment or a service obligation under federal or state postsecondary educational loans or public or private services-conditional postsecondary tuition assistance solely on the basis of such default or delinquency.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
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 Board for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 655—Chapter 15.
Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Board no later than 4:30 p.m.on September 3, 2019. Comments should be directed to:
Iowa Board of Nursing
400 S.W. Eighth Street, Suite B
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
A public hearing at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:
September 13, 2019
9 to 10 a.m.
Board Office, Suite B
400 S.W. Eighth Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.
Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Board and advise of specific needs.
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 action is proposed:
Adopt the following new rule 655—4.9(17A,147,152,272C):
655—4.9(17A,147,152,272C) Prohibited grounds for discipline. The board shall not suspend or revoke the license of a person who is in default or is delinquent on repayment or a service obligation under federal or state postsecondary educational loans or public or private services-conditional postsecondary tuition assistance solely on the basis of such default or delinquency.