Care facility immunization programs—notification, 23.14(3)
Adopted and Filed
Rule making related to notification time frame
for care facility immunization programs
The Board of Pharmacy hereby amends Chapter 23, "Care Facility Pharmacy Practice," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is adopted under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 147.76.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 147.76.
Purpose and Summary
This amendment, which is the result of an overall five-year review of rules as required by Iowa Code section 17A.7(2) and a recommendation from a care facility pharmacy stakeholder, provides a time frame for a care facility to submit documentation to the provider pharmacy relating to the administration of vaccines provided by the pharmacy for an immunization or screening program.
Public Comment and Changes to Rule Making
Notice of Intended Action for this rule making was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on July 27, 2022, as ARC 6421C. 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 25, 2022.
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 657—Chapter 34.
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 January 4, 2023.
The following rule-making action is adopted:
Amend subrule 23.14(3) as follows:
23.14(3) Notification. The facility shall submit to the provider pharmacy a listing of those residents or staff members who have been immunized utilizing vaccine from each vial supplied by the provider pharmacy no later than seven days following administration of the vaccine.
[Filed 11/2/22, effective 1/4/23]
Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 11/30/22.