Licensing sanction prohibition for student loan debt and related service obligations, 5.18, 6.8, 10.6(1)
VETERINARY MEDICINE BOARD
Adopted and Filed
Rule making related to prohibition of licensing sanctions
for student loan default or delinquency
The Board of Veterinary Medicine hereby amends Chapter 5, "Public Records and Fair Information Practices," Chapter 6, "Application for Veterinary Licensure," and Chapter 10, "Discipline," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is adopted under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 169.5.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code chapter 169.
Purpose and Summary
This rule making prohibits 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 March 25, 2020, as ARC 5013C. A public hearing was held on April 15, 2020, at 8 a.m. via telephone. 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 May 22, 2020.
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.
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 July 22, 2020.
The following rule-making actions are adopted:
Item 1. Rescind and reserve rule 811—5.18(17A,22,169,261).
Item 2. Rescind and reserve rule 811—6.8(169,261).
Item 3. Amend 811—Chapter 6, implementation sentence, as follows:
Item 4. Rescind subparagraph 10.6(1)"b"(22).
Item 5. Renumber subparagraph 10.6(1)"b"(23) as 10.6(1)"b"(22).
Item 6. Adopt the following new paragraph 10.6(1)"c":
c. The board shall not suspend or revoke 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.
[Filed 5/29/20, effective 7/22/20]
Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 6/17/20.