Text: HSB569            Text: HSB571


House Study Bill 570

SENATE/HOUSE FILE BY (PROPOSED DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY BILL) Passed Senate, Date Passed House, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act requiring health professionals to provide peace officers 2 access to certain injured persons involved in motor vehicle 3 accidents. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 5375XD 81 6 jm/cf/24 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. NEW SECTION. 147.113B ACCESS TO PERSON 1 2 INJURED. 1 3 1. Any person licensed under the provisions of this 1 4 subtitle who administers any treatment to a person with 1 5 injuries resulting from a motor vehicle accident shall provide 1 6 a peace officer access to the injured person if the officer is 1 7 investigating the accident. A peace officer shall be provided 1 8 access to the injured person as soon as reasonably possible 1 9 without interfering with medical care necessary for the 1 10 preservation of life, regardless of whether the person 1 11 receiving treatment has requested to have information 1 12 pertaining to their presence for treatment kept confidential. 1 13 2. Any provision of law or rule of evidence relative to 1 14 confidential communications is suspended insofar as the 1 15 provisions of this section are concerned. 1 16 3. If access to the injured person receiving treatment 1 17 interferes with medical care necessary for the preservation of 1 18 life, or if the injured person has been pronounced dead, the 1 19 licensed person administering treatment, or the licensed 1 20 person's designee, shall inform the peace officer requesting 1 21 access to the injured person that ongoing treatment is 1 22 medically necessary to preserve the injured person's life, or 1 23 that the injured person has died. 1 24 4. Any person licensed under this subtitle who administers 1 25 treatment to the injured person, or the licensed person's 1 26 designee, shall provide the peace officer investigating the 1 27 accident with the name, date of birth, address, and other 1 28 identifying information of the injured person to the extent 1 29 the identifying information is known, regardless of whether 1 30 the peace officer was denied access to the injured person 1 31 under this section. 1 32 EXPLANATION 1 33 This bill requires physicians and other health 1 34 professionals to provide peace officers access to certain 1 35 injured persons involved in motor vehicle accidents. 2 1 Under the bill, a physician or other health professional 2 2 shall provide a peace officer access to an injured person if 2 3 the officer is investigating a motor vehicle accident in which 2 4 the person was involved. The bill provides a peace officer 2 5 shall be provided access to the injured person as soon as 2 6 reasonably possible without interfering with medical care 2 7 necessary for the preservation of life. 2 8 If the peace officer is denied access to the injured person 2 9 under the bill, the health professional or the health 2 10 professional's designee shall inform the peace officer that 2 11 ongoing treatment is medically necessary to preserve the 2 12 injured person's life, or that the injured person has died. 2 13 Under the bill, the health professional or the health 2 14 professional's designee shall also provide the peace officer 2 15 with the injured person's personal identifying information to 2 16 the extent possible, including the injured person's name, date 2 17 of birth, and address. 2 18 Any provision of law or rule of evidence relative to 2 19 confidential communications under the bill is suspended. 2 20 LSB 5375XD 81 2 21 jm:nh/cf/24
Text: HSB569            Text: HSB571