Each community mental health center established or continued in operation pursuant to section 230A.3, subsection 2, shall be organized under the Iowa nonprofit corporation Act appearing as chapter 504A, except that a community mental health center organized under chapter 504 prior to July 1, 1974, shall not be required by this chapter to adopt the Iowa nonprofit corporation Act if it is not otherwise required to do so by law. The board of directors of each such community mental health center shall enter into an agreement with the county or affiliated counties which are to be served by the center, which agreement shall include but need not be limited to the period of time for which the agreement is to be in force, what services the center is to provide for residents of the county or counties to be served, standards the center is to follow in determining whether and to what extent persons seeking services from the center shall be considered able to pay the cost of the services received, and policies regarding availability of the center's services to persons who are not residents of the county or counties served by the center. The board of directors, in addition to exercising the powers of the board of directors of a nonprofit corporation may:
1. Recruit, promote, accept and use local financial support for the community mental health center from private sources such as community service funds, business, industrial and private foundations, voluntary agencies, and other lawful sources.
2. Accept and expend state and federal funds available directly to the community mental health center for all or any part of the cost of any service the center is authorized to provide.
3. Enter into a contract with an affiliate, which may be an individual or a public or private group, agency or corporation, organized and operating on either a profit or a nonprofit basis, for any of the services described in section 230A.2, to be provided by the affiliate to residents of the county or counties served by the community mental health center who are patients or clients of the center and are referred by the center to the affiliate for service.
[C75, 77, 79, 81, § 230A.12]
83 Acts, ch 101, § 42
Referred to in § 225C.15, 230A.3
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