Notice of Intended Action

Unethical practice, 25.3(6)

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Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to unethical practice

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Educational Examiners Board hereby proposes to amend Chapter 25, "Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 272.2.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 272.2 and 2020 Iowa Acts, Senate File 2360.

Purpose and Summary

2020 Iowa Acts, Senate File 2360, directs the Board to update language regarding unethical practice under certain conditions. These proposed amendments implement those changes.

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.


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 282—Chapter 6.

Public Comment

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 October 30, 2020. Comments should be directed to:

Kimberly Cunningham

Board of Educational Examiners

701 East Court Avenue, Suite A

Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0147

Fax: 515.281.7669


Public Hearing

A public hearing at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:

October 28, 2020

1 p.m.

Board Room

701 East Court Avenue, Suite A

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:

Amend subrule 25.3(6) as follows:

25.3(6) Standard VI—unethical practice toward other members of the profession, parents, students, and the community. Violation of this standard includes:

a. to r. No change.

s. Failure of an administrator to protect the safety of staff and students.

t. Failure of an administrator to meet mandatory reporter obligations.

u. Refusal of the practitioner to implement provisions of an individualized education program or behavioral intervention plan.

v. Habitual nonparticipation in professional development by the practitioner.

Educational Examiners Board

This Organization is a part of the Education Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 10/30/2020.

Official Document

The official published PDF of this document is available from the Iowa General Assembly’s Administrative Rules page.

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View the Iowa Administrative Bulletin for 10/7/2020.

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Administrative Rule References

The following administrative rule references were added to this document. You may click a reference to view related notices.

Rule 282-25.3(1)"b" Rule 282-25.3(6)

Iowa Code References

The following Iowa code references were added to this document. You may click a reference to view related notices.

Iowa Code 279.13
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