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19   growth recommendation process, the task force shall

20   review the divergence between unmet needs in the
21   service delivery system and county expenditure trends
22   and shall make specific recommendations as to how
23   allowed growth funding can best be distributed to
24   address services that are not adequately funded and
25   population groups that are not served or are
26   underserved."
27     3.  Page 3, by striking lines 11 through 14 and
28   inserting the following:  "beginning on July 1, 1999.
29   The terms of the two members appointed by the
30   community services affiliate of the Iowa state
31   association of counties shall commence July 1, 1999.
32   This section takes effect June 30, 1999."
33     4.  By renumbering as necessary.
Amendment H?1260 was adopted.
Grundberg of Polk offered amendment H?1232 filed by her as 
follows:
H-1232
 1     Amend House File 655 as follows:
 2     1.  Page 6, by inserting after line 25 the
 3   following:
 4                                 "DIVISION ___
 5       THIRD-PARTY PAYMENT - MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
 6     Sec. ___. NEW SECTION.  514C.14  COMPARABLE
 7   COVERAGE FOR MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT.
 8     1.  Notwithstanding section 514C.6, a policy or
 9   contract providing for third-party payment or
10   prepayment of health or medical expenses shall provide
11   coverage benefits for services for clinical disorders
12   related to mental health which shall be on terms and
13   conditions which are comparable to the terms and
14   conditions for coverage benefits provided for other
15   health or medical disorders under the policy or
16   contract.
17     2.  For purposes of this section, clinical
18   disorders related to mental health for which coverage
19   benefits are to be provided under this section are
20   biological brain diseases including schizophrenia,
21   schizoaffective disorder, major depressive disorder,
22   bipolar disorder, paranoia and other psychotic
23   disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic
24   disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder or
25   autism.
26     3.  This section applies to the following classes
27   of third-party payment provider contracts or policies
28   delivered, issued for delivery, continued, or renewed

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