Dems: Human Resources Committee Report – Week 4, 2019

February 6, 2019
By

COMMITTEE ACTION:

SF 84 – Iowa CARE Act

FLOOR ACTION:  None

COMMITTEE ACTION:

SF 84 – Iowa CARE Act

SF 84 allows Iowans to designate a lay caregiver who will be given instructions to care for the patient upon discharge. The CARE Act has four main features: 1) Designate – The name of the family caregiver is recorded when a loved one is admitted into a hospital, if a patient chooses to designate one; 2) Notify – The designated family caregiver is notified when the patient  is to be discharged back home; 3) Consult – The hospital discusses the caregiver’s abilities and limitations; 4) Instruct – The hospital discusses the patient’s care needs at home, and provides an explanation and live instruction of the medical tasks to be performed at home.
[2/6: short form]

FLOOR ACTION:  None

Tags: , ,

TCR's Iowa Legislative Updates provides content from the leadership of each party's caucus in both the Iowa House and Iowa Senate. We hope you find this to be a valuable resource.

We'd love to hear from you! Feel free to email us by clicking here.