1. For the purposes of section 331.424A, this section, section 331.439, and chapter 426B, unless the context otherwise requires:
a. "Base year expenditures" means the amount selected by a county and reported to the county finance committee pursuant to this paragraph. The amount selected shall be equal to the amount of net expenditures made by the county for qualified mental health, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities services provided in either of the following fiscal years:
(1) The actual amount reported to the state on October 15, 1994, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1993.
(2) The net expenditure amount contained in the county's final budget certified in accordance with chapter 24 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1995, and reported to the county finance committee.
b. "Qualified mental health, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities services" means the services specified on forms issued by the county finance committee following consultation with the state-county management committee.
c. "State payment" means the payment made by the state to a county determined to be eligible for the payment in accordance with section 331.439.
2. Except as modified based upon the actual amount of the appropriation for purposes of state payment under section 331.439, the amount of the state payment for a fiscal year shall be calculated by applying the inflation factor adjustment* established in accordance with section 331.439, subsection 3, for that fiscal year to the amount of county expenditures for qualified services in the previous fiscal year. A state payment is the state funding a county receives pursuant to section 426B.2, subsection 2. Any state funding received by a county for property tax relief in accordance with section 426B.2, subsections 1 and 3, is not a state payment and shall not be included in the state payment calculation made pursuant to this subsection.
3. The state payment shall not include any expenditures for services that were provided but not reported in the county's base year expenditures or for any expenditures which were not included in the county management plan submitted by the county in accordance with section 331.439. A county's eligibility for state payment is subject to the provisions of section 331.439.
4. a. A state-county management committee is created in the department of human services to make recommendations for joint state and county planning, implementing, and funding of mental health, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities services, including but not limited to developing and implementing fiscal and accountability controls, establishing management plans, and ensuring that eligible persons have access to appropriate and cost-effective services.
b. The management committee shall consist of not more than twelve voting members as follows:
(1) An equal number of not more than nine members shall be appointed by the director of human services and the Iowa state association of counties and one additional member shall be jointly appointed by both entities. Members appointed by the Iowa state association of counties shall be selected from a pool nominated by the county supervisor affiliate of the association with four members from the affiliate. The affiliate shall select the nominees through a secret ballot process.
(2) The committee shall include one member nominated by service providers, one member nominated by service advocates and consumers, and one member nominated by the state's council of the association of federal, state, county, and municipal employees, with these members appointed by the governor.
(3) In addition, the committee shall include four members of the general assembly with one each designated by the majority leader and minority leader of the senate and the speaker and minority leader of the house of representatives. A legislative member serves in an ex officio, nonvoting capacity and is eligible for per diem and expenses as provided in section 2.10.
(4) A member who is not a legislator shall have expenses and other costs paid by the state or the county entity that the member represents. The committee shall establish terms for its members, elect officers, adopt operating procedures, and meet as deemed necessary by the committee.
c. The management committee shall do all of the following:
(1) Identify characteristics of the service system, including amounts expended, equity of funding among counties, funding sources, provider types, service availability, and equity of service availability among counties and among persons served.
(2) Assess the accuracy and uniformity of record keeping and reporting in the service system.
(3) Identify for each county the factors associated with inflationary growth of the service system.
(4) Identify opportunities for containing service system growth.
(5) Make recommendations for revising service system administrative rules.
(6) Consider provisions for counties to implement a single point of accountability to plan, budget, and monitor county expenditures for the service system. The provisions shall provide options for counties to implement the single point in collaboration with other counties.
(7) Develop criteria for annual county mental health, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities plans.
(8) Make recommendations to the council on human services for administrative rules identifying qualified mental health, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities service expenditures for purposes of state payment pursuant to subsection 1.
(9) Make recommendations to the council on human services for administrative rules for the county single entry point and clinical assessment processes required under section 331.440 and other rules necessary for the implementation of county management plans and expenditure reports required for state payment pursuant to section 331.439.
(10) Make recommendations to improve the programs and cost effectiveness of state and county contracting processes and procedures, including strategies for negotiations relating to managed care. The recommendations developed for the state and county regarding managed care shall include but are not limited to standards for limiting excess costs and profits, and for restricting cost shifting under a managed care system.
(11) Provide input, when appropriate, to the director of human services in any decision involving administrative rules which were initially recommended by the management committee.
(12) Identify the fiscal impact of existing or proposed legislation and administrative rules on state and county expenditures.
(13) No later than January 1, annually, submit a report to the governor, the general assembly, and the department of human services concerning the management committee's activities and findings.
(14) On or before December 1, 1994, submit to the governor and general assembly a methodology for the state and counties to move toward the goal of an equal partnership in the funding of mental health, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities services. The committee consideration of methodology options shall include an expenditure per consumer basis.
(15) Make recommendations to the mental health and developmental disabilities commission for administrative rules providing statewide standards and a monitoring methodology to determine whether cost-effective individualized services are available as required pursuant to section 331.439, subsection 1, paragraph "b".
(16) Make recommendations to the mental health and developmental disabilities commission for administrative rules establishing statewide minimum standards for services and other support required to be available to persons covered by a county management plan under section 331.439.
(17) Make recommendations to the mental health and developmental disabilities commission and counties for measuring and improving the quality of state and county mental health, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities services and other support.
90 Acts, ch 1250, §2; 92 Acts, ch 1241, §75; 94 Acts, ch 1163, §2; 95 Acts, ch 120, §5; 95 Acts, ch 206, §14; 96 Acts, ch 1183, §34--;37; 96 Acts, ch 1205, §2
Referred to in § 229.24, 331.424A, 331.439, 331.440, 426B.2, 426B.4
*"Allowed growth factor adjustment" probably intended; corrective legislation is pending ~IApplicability of 1995 amendments to subsection 4, paragraph b; 95 Acts, ch 120, §7
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