On Tuesday this week the Iowa House voted to pass SF364, State Licensure of Orthotists, Prosthetists and Pedorthists, 96-1. The strong bipartisan vote comes on the heels of strong bipartisan support in the House State Government and Ways and Means committees over the past month. The final vote tally sends a very strong signal to the Senate, which passed a slightly different version of the bill in 2011. SF364 now heads back back to the Senate for a floor vote, hopefully before the end of the legislative session in the next few weeks. Upon passage by the Senate, SF364 would move to the Governor for his signature or veto.
Full text of the Licensure bill, SF364, can be found here.