The Iowa Epilepsy Treatment and Education Task Force Initiative is a product of a House File 322, an act relating to the creation of a task force concerning drug product selection relative to antiepileptic drugs for the treatment of epileptic seizures and including effective date provisions.
The legislative intent and charge to the Task Force is outlined in House File 322.
The legislation charged the Iowa Department of Public Health with the forming of the task force consisting of patients, physicians, and pharmacists within sixty days of the effective date of the Act. The task force shall provide education and information and assess the impact on people with epilepsy of generically equivalent drug product selection of antiepileptic drugs for the treatment of epileptic seizures.
According to the legislation, the task force membership consists of the following members, appointed by the specified organizations:
The Iowa Department of Public Health contracts with the Epilepsy Foundation of North Central Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska for facilitation of the task force.
Victor Verni, Executive DirectorEpilepsy Foundation of North/Central Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska321 W. State Street, Suite 208Rockford, IL 61101Phone: (815) 964-2689; Toll free: (800) 221-2689
House File 322 requires the Epilepsy Education and Treatment Task Force to submit a report of its activities, findings, and any recommendations to the General Assembly by January 1, 2013.
The Epilepsy Education and Treatment Task Force shall be dissolved on January 1, 2013.
November 13, 2012 3:00-5:00pm in room 201 of the Lucas State Office Building
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