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Licensees’ duty to report, ch 18

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ARC 7694C

ACCOUNTANCY EXAMINING BOARD[193A]

Adopted and Filed

Rulemaking related to licensees' duty to report

The Accountancy Examining Board hereby rescinds Chapter 18, "Licensees' Duty to Report," Iowa Administrative Code, and adopts a new chapter with the same title.

Legal Authority for Rulemaking

This rulemaking is adopted under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 542.4.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rulemaking implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code chapter 542 and Executive Order 10 (January 10, 2023).

Purpose and Summary

These amendments implement changes recommended by Executive Order 10. Chapter 18 covers the licensees' duty to report.

Public Comment and Changes to Rulemaking

Notice of Intended Action for this rulemaking was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on January 10, 2024, as ARC 7401C. Public hearings were held on January 30, 2024, and January 31, 2024, at 12:30 p.m.at 6200 Park Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa. No one attended the public hearings. No public comments were received. No changes from the Notice have been made.

Adoption of Rulemaking

This rulemaking was adopted by the Board on February 15, 2024.

Fiscal Impact

This rulemaking has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa. No current fees are being changed, and no new fees are being imposed.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rulemaking, no impact on jobs has been found.

Waivers

Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rulemaking would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department of Inspections, Appeals, and Licensing for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 481—Chapter 6.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rulemaking by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rulemaking 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).

Effective Date

This rulemaking will become effective on April 10, 2024.

The following rulemaking action is adopted:

Item 1. Rescind 193A—Chapter 18 and adopt the following new chapter in lieu thereof:

CHAPTER 18

LICENSEES' DUTY TO REPORT

193A—18.1(272C,542) Reporting acts or omissions committed by licensees.

18.1(1) An individual or firm licensed by the board has a duty to report under Iowa Code section 272C.9(2). The failure to perform an engagement for a client in accordance with professional standards may demonstrate a lack of qualifications by a licensee or firm. These professional standards are set forth in 193A—Chapter 13.

18.1(2) When a licensee observes an act or omission referenced in subrule 18.1(1), the licensee is obligated to report the violation in writing to the board office, setting forth the name of the licensee alleged to have committed the violation and the rule(s) violated, together with a copy of all material that evidences the violation.

193A—18.2(272C,542) Reporting judgments and settlements alleging malpractice.

18.2(1) Licensees have a duty to report under Iowa Code section 272C.9(3). For the purposes of this rule, malpractice actions brought against a firm licensed by the board will be deemed to have been brought against both the firm and the firm's owners (e.g., partners, shareholders, or members) who performed the services that led to the malpractice action.

18.2(2) When a licensee is a party to an adverse judgment resulting from a professional malpractice action or is a party to a settlement of a claim resulting from an allegation of malpractice, the licensee has an obligation to file a report in writing forwarded to the board office, setting forth the name and address of the client, the date the claim was originally made, a brief description of the circumstances precipitating the claim and a copy of the judgment or settlement agreement resulting from the claim.

193A—18.3(272C,542) Timely reporting. The reports under this chapter are to be forwarded to the board within 30 days from the initial receipt of the information giving rise to the reporting obligation.

193A—18.4(272C,542) Failure to make reports. The board may initiate a disciplinary proceeding against any licensee who fails to make a timely report under this chapter.

These rules are intended to implement Iowa Code chapters 272C and 542.

[Filed 2/15/24, effective 4/10/24]

[Published 3/6/24]

Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 3/6/24.

Accountancy Examining Board


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Administrative Rule References

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Rule 193A-18.1 Rule 193A-18.1(1) Rule 193A-18.2 Rule 193A-18.3 Rule 193A-18.4

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Iowa Code 272C Iowa Code 272C.9(2) Iowa Code 272C.9(3) Iowa Code 542

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