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Senate Study Bill 3056

SENATE FILE BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND BUSINESS RELATIONS BILL BY CHAIRPERSON COURTNEY) A BILL FOR 1 An Act relating to choice of medical care by members of the 2 municipal police and fire retirement system who are injured 3 in the line of duty. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: TLSB 5128XC (5) 83 av/rj PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. Section 411.15, Code 2009, is amended to read as 1 2 follows: 1 3 411.15 Hospitalization and medical attention. 1 4 Cities shall provide hospital, nursing, and medical 1 5 attention for the members of the police and fire departments 1 6 of the cities, when injured while in the performance of their 1 7 duties as members of such department, and shall continue to 1 8 provide hospital, nursing, and medical attention for injuries 1 9 or diseases incurred while in the performance of their duties 1 10 for members receiving a retirement allowance under section 1 11 411.6, subsection 6. Members receiving hospital, nursing, and 1 12 medical attention pursuant to this section shall have the right 1 13 to choose the care. Cities may fund the cost of the hospital, 1 14 nursing, and medical attention required by this section through 1 15 the purchase of insurance, by self=insuring the obligation, or 1 16 through payment of moneys into a local government risk pool 1 17 established for the purpose of covering the costs associated 1 18 with the requirements of this section. However, the cost of 1 19 the hospital, nursing, and medical attention required by this 1 20 section shall not be funded through an employee=paid health 1 21 insurance policy. The cost of the hospital, nursing, and 1 22 medical attention required by this section shall be paid from 1 23 moneys held in a trust and agency fund established pursuant to 1 24 section 384.6, or out of the appropriation for the department 1 25 to which the injured person belongs or belonged; provided that 1 26 any amounts received by the injured person from any other 1 27 source for such specific purposes, shall be deducted from the 1 28 amount paid by the city under the provisions of this section. 1 29 EXPLANATION 1 30 This bill amends Code section 411.15 to specify that members 1 31 of the municipal police and fire retirement system who are 1 32 injured while in the performance of their duties and need 1 33 medical attention have the right to choose the care provided. LSB 5128XC (5) 83 av/rj
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