Text: HF660            Text: HF662
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House File 661

HOUSE FILE BY SMITH, WINCKLER, REICHERT, D. OLSON, T. OLSON, KRESSIG, WENTHE, KUHN, ABDUL=SAMAD, LENSING, JACOBY, COHOON, WHITEAD, GAYMAN, LYKAM, FORD, BUKTA, FREVERT, D. TAYLOR, WESSEL=KROESCHELL, BAILEY, PALMER, REASONER, KELLEY, WENDT, SCHUELLER, PETERSEN, BERRY, MERTZ, STAED, FOEGE, JOCHUM, SHOMSHOR, R. OLSON, T. TAYLOR, WISE, HUNTER, WHITAKER, THOMAS, DAVITT, BELL, PETTENGILL, H. MILLER, MASCHER, and HEDDENS (COMPANION TO LSB 2400SS BY RAGAN) Passed House, Date Passed Senate, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act relating to human papillomavirus infection by providing 2 appropriations for a public awareness program and for 3 vaccinations of low=income persons who are uninsured. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 2400HH 82 6 jp/je/5 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. Section 135.11, Code 2007, is amended by adding 1 2 the following new subsection: 1 3 NEW SUBSECTION. 31. Administer a public awareness program 1 4 for human papillomavirus infection vaccination by identifying 1 5 medically accurate materials that contain information 1 6 regarding the risks associated with the various forms of the 1 7 infection in causing cervical cancer, and any other diseases 1 8 for which the department may recommend immunization or 1 9 immunization information, and the availability, effectiveness, 1 10 and potential risk of those vaccines. The department shall 1 11 make the identified materials available on the department's 1 12 internet website, provide education and training to health 1 13 professionals and the general public regarding the vaccines 1 14 and notify each school district in the state of the 1 15 availability of this information. For the purposes of this 1 16 subsection, "human papillomavirus" means the group of viruses 1 17 identified by the center for disease control and prevention of 1 18 the United States department of health and human services. 1 19 Sec. 2. HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS VACCINATION PUBLIC AWARENESS 1 20 PROGRAM. There is appropriated from the general fund of the 1 21 state to the department of public health for the fiscal year 1 22 beginning July 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2008, the 1 23 following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 1 24 used for the purposes designated: 1 25 For the human papillomavirus vaccination public awareness 1 26 program in accordance with section 135.11, subsection 31, as 1 27 enacted by this Act: 1 28 .................................................. $ 250,000 1 29 The department of public health may seek private sector 1 30 moneys for purposes of supporting the public awareness 1 31 program. 1 32 Sec. 3. HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS VACCINATION FUNDING. There 1 33 is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the 1 34 department of human services for the fiscal year beginning 1 35 July 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2008, the following amount, 2 1 or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the 2 2 purposes designated: 2 3 For providing vaccinations for human papillomavirus to 2 4 persons age 19 through 26 with an income that is below 250 2 5 percent of the federal poverty level, as defined by the most 2 6 recently revised poverty income guidelines issued by the 2 7 United States department of health and human services, and who 2 8 are not covered by a third=party payer health policy or 2 9 contract that pays for such vaccinations: 2 10 .................................................. $ 2,500,000 2 11 The department shall distribute the amount appropriated to 2 12 providers on behalf of persons within the target population 2 13 who are not covered by a third=party payer health policy or 2 14 contract that pays for such vaccinations. 2 15 EXPLANATION 2 16 This bill relates to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection 2 17 by providing appropriations for an HPV vaccination public 2 18 awareness program to prevent the infection and for 2 19 vaccinations of low=income persons who are uninsured. 2 20 The bill requires the department of public health to 2 21 administer the HPV vaccination public awareness program by 2 22 identifying medically accurate materials that contain 2 23 information regarding the risks associated with HPV in causing 2 24 cervical cancer, and the availability, effectiveness, and 2 25 potential risk of HPV vaccines. The department is required to 2 26 make the identified materials available on the departmental 2 27 website, provide education and training to health 2 28 professionals and the general public regarding the vaccines, 2 29 and notify each school district in the state of the available 2 30 information. 2 31 The bill provides an appropriation to the department of 2 32 public health for carrying out the public awareness program. 2 33 The bill also provides an appropriation to the department 2 34 of human services for providing the HPV vaccination to persons 2 35 below 250 percent of the federal poverty level who do not have 3 1 insurance to cover the HPV vaccination. 3 2 LSB 2400HH 82 3 3 jp:rj/je/5
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