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Jun 02, 2020

HF 2470 passed the House Ways & Means Committee meeting on Wed. 6-3.  Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, who is generally supportive of professional licensure, said that there will be some amendments.  That could come as early as late this afternoon.  This was a bi-partisan bill with only three democrats voting against it. https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=88&ba=HF2470 If you have not reached out to your own legislator, now would be the time to do so. Here are some talking points: This bill will not accomplish what seems to be the intent of the main booster – Americans for Prosperity. (T...

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May 31, 2020

Action alert re:  Telehealth It has been brought to our attention that Iowa State Senate is working on a telehealth bill that would not be as expansive in coverage as the current Governor’s Proclamation.  If you have time for one email or telephone call:    Please email Senator Majority Leader Whitver and ask him to work with Senator Jeff Edler and their caucus to craft a bill that includes the provisions outlined in the Governor’s proclamation.  This includes reimbursement rates at 100% of an office visit rate reimbursement for services from locations other than clinics reimbursement...

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May 08, 2020

  Scroll down for more information on these topics:   Governor’s Proclamations dated 4-27-2020 & 5-6-2020 Medicare State Legislative Update Federal Advocacy New website Voting is Social Work! Upcoming CEU events Survey on Telehealth Good news in Central Iowa Chapter Elections   Governor’s Proclamations dated 4-27-2020 & 5-6-2020 These proclamations expire on 5-27-2020 The portions of the Governor’s proclamations that impact the practice of social work were simply extended until 5-27-2020.  The Iowa Board of Social Work has updated the guidance on ...

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Mar 23, 2020

Governor’s Latest Proclamation includes licensing (Sun. 3-22-2020) https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/gov-reynolds-signs-new-proclamation-continuing-state-public-health-emergency See sections Seven and Fifteen regarding Social Work Section Seven has do with obtaining a license I have sent emails to the Iowa Board of Social Work and our social work delegation in the Iowa House alerting them to my question about independent social workers as referenced in the Governor’s proclamation.The Governor charged the professional boards with issuing guidance on these matters and the Iowa Board of Social Work is working on thi...

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Dec 05, 2019

A recent article in Forbes cites the National Association of Social Workers and University of Iowa School of Social Work's research reviewing state codes in terms of nursing home social work qualifications. 

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Dec 05, 2019

ü  You feel sad when you watch the news and wonder what you could do to help;

 

ü  you react to people's bad moods by wondering why they're so crabby;

 

ü  you want to do something to make the world a better place;

 

 

 

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