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House File 781

AN ACT RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A DIRECT CARE WORKER TASK FORCE. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: Section 1. DIRECT CARE WORKER TASK FORCE == RECOMMENDATIONS == REPORT. 1. The Iowa department of public health shall convene a direct care worker task force to review the education and training requirements applicable to and to make recommendations regarding direct care workers. The Iowa department of public health shall provide administrative support for the task force. 2. The task force shall consist of twelve members including representatives of the direct care workforce, health care providers, consumer and disability advocates, and individuals involved in the education and training of direct care workers selected by the governor. 3. The task force shall also include the director or the director's designee of the Iowa department of public health, the department of human services, the department of elder affairs, and the department of inspections and appeals, and members of the general assembly as ex officio, nonvoting members. 4. The legislative members of the task force shall be appointed by the president of the senate, after consultation with the majority leader and the minority leader of the senate, and by the speaker of the house, after consultation with the majority leader and the minority leader of the house of representatives. 5. The task force shall select a chairperson from its membership. A majority of the members of the task force shall constitute a quorum. 6. The direct care worker task force shall do all of the following: a. Identify the existing direct care worker classifications. b. Review and outline the corresponding educational and training requirements for each direct care worker classification identified. c. Determine the appropriate educational and training requirements for each direct care worker classification identified. d. Recommend a process for streamlining the educational and training system for direct care workers. e. Recommend a process for establishing a direct care worker registry by expanding the Iowa nurse aide registry to integrate direct care workers, and consider moving administration of the registry to the Iowa department of public health. 7. The task force shall submit a report of its recommendations regarding the issues specified in subsection 6 to the governor and the general assembly no later than December 15, 2006. CHRISTOPHER C. RANTS Speaker of the House JOHN P. KIBBIE President of the Senate I hereby certify that this bill originated in the House and is known as House File 781, Eighty=first General Assembly. MARGARET THOMSON Chief Clerk of the House Approved , 2005 THOMAS J. VILSACK Governor
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