Fees—complaints and hearings involving administrator sanctions, 11.33, 12.10
EDUCATIONAL EXAMINERS BOARD
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to fees for complaints and hearings involving administrator sanctions and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Educational Examiners Board hereby proposes to amend Chapter 11, "Complaints, Investigations, Contested Case Hearings," and Chapter 12, "Fees," 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, 2021 Iowa Acts, House File 868.
Purpose and Summary
2021 Iowa Acts, House File 868, directs the Board to establish fees for the administrative costs of processing complaints and conducting hearings when the respondent is an administrator and the final Board action results in a sanction. This proposed rule making implements the legislation.
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 282—Chapter 6.
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 26, 2021. Comments should be directed to:
Board of Educational Examiners
701 East Court Avenue, Suite A
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0147
A public hearing at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:
October 26, 2021
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 actions are proposed:
Item 1. Amend rule 282—11.33(272) as follows:
282—11.33(272) Methods of discipline. The board has the authority to impose the following disciplinary sanctions:
1.Revoke a practitioner's license, certificate or authorization.
2.Suspend a practitioner's license, certificate or authorization until further order of the board or for a specific period.
3.Prohibit permanently, until further order of the board, or for a specific period, a practitioner from engaging in specified practices, methods, or acts.
4.Require additional education or training.
5.Order a physical or mental evaluation, or order alcohol and drug screening within a time specified by the board.
6.Issue a public letter of reprimand.
7.Order any other resolution appropriate to the circumstances of the case.
8.Impose fees as provided in Iowa Code section 272.2(24) as amended by 2021 Iowa Acts, House File 868, section 29.
Item 2. Adopt the following new rule 282—12.10(272):
282—12.10(272) Fees for processing complaints and conducting hearings.
12.10(1) Administrator licensure sanction. If an administrator is a respondent in a complaint for violation of the code of professional conduct and ethics and the final board action results in a sanction, the administrator will be required to pay the fees that were related to processing the complaint and conducting the hearing. Such fees may include a fee for personal service by a sheriff, a fee for legal notice when placed in a newspaper, a fee for transcription service or court reporter fee, and other fees assessed as costs by the board.
12.10(2) Timeline for payment and board order. Fees must be submitted to the board office within 45 days from the issuance of the letter outlining the required fees. Payment of fees may be imposed as a board order.