Prohibited grounds for discipline—default or delinquency on student loan debt or service obligation, 4.9
Adopted and Filed
Rule making related to prohibited grounds for discipline
The Board of Nursing hereby amends Chapter 4, "Discipline," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is adopted under the authority provided in Iowa Code sections 17A.3 and 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.
Public Comment and Changes to Rule Making
Notice of Intended Action for this rule making was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on August 14, 2019, as ARC 4597C. A public hearing was held on September 13, 2019, at 9 a.m. at the Board's office, 400 S.W. Eighth Street, Suite B, Des Moines, Iowa. No one attended the public hearing. No public comments were received. No changes from the Notice have been made.
Adoption of Rule Making
This rule making was adopted by the Board on October 9, 2019.
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.
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).
This rule making will become effective on December 11, 2019.
The following rule-making action is adopted:
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.
[Filed 10/16/19, effective 12/11/19]
Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 11/6/19.