House File 891 - Enrolled House File 891 AN ACT RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND VETERANS AND INCLUDING OTHER RELATED PROVISIONS AND APPROPRIATIONS, PROVIDING PENALTIES, AND INCLUDING EFFECTIVE DATE AND RETROACTIVE AND OTHER APPLICABILITY DATE PROVISIONS. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: DIVISION I DEPARTMENT ON AGING —— FY 2021-2022 Section 1. DEPARTMENT ON AGING. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department on aging for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated:
House File 891, p. 2 For aging programs for the department on aging and area agencies on aging to provide citizens of Iowa who are 60 years of age and older with case management, Iowa’s aging and disabilities resource center, and other services which may include but are not limited to adult day, respite care, chore, information and assistance, and material aid, for information and options counseling for persons with disabilities who are 18 years of age or older, and for salaries, support, administration, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 11,304,082 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 27.00 1. Funds appropriated in this section may be used to supplement federal funds under federal regulations. To receive funds appropriated in this section, a local area agency on aging shall match the funds with moneys from other sources according to rules adopted by the department. Funds appropriated in this section may be used for elderly services not specifically enumerated in this section only if approved by an area agency on aging for provision of the service within the area. 2. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $418,700 is transferred to the economic development authority for the Iowa commission on volunteer services to be used for the retired and senior volunteer program. 3. a. The department on aging shall establish and enforce procedures relating to expenditure of state and federal funds by area agencies on aging that require compliance with both state and federal laws, rules, and regulations, including but not limited to all of the following: (1) Requiring that expenditures are incurred only for goods or services received or performed prior to the end of the fiscal period designated for use of the funds. (2) Prohibiting prepayment for goods or services not received or performed prior to the end of the fiscal period designated for use of the funds. (3) Prohibiting prepayment for goods or services not defined specifically by good or service, time period, or recipient.
House File 891, p. 3 (4) Prohibiting the establishment of accounts from which future goods or services which are not defined specifically by good or service, time period, or recipient, may be purchased. b. The procedures shall provide that if any funds are expended in a manner that is not in compliance with the procedures and applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations, and are subsequently subject to repayment, the area agency on aging expending such funds in contravention of such procedures, laws, rules and regulations, not the state, shall be liable for such repayment. 4. Of the funds appropriated in this section, at least $600,000 shall be used to fund home and community-based services through the area agencies on aging that enable older individuals to avoid more costly utilization of residential or institutional services and remain in their own homes. 5. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $812,000 shall be used for the purposes of chapter 231E and to administer the prevention of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation program pursuant to section 231.56A , in accordance with the requirements of the federal Older Americans Act of 1965, 42 U.S.C. §3001 et seq., as amended. 6. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $1,000,000 shall be used to fund continuation of the aging and disability resource center lifelong links to provide individuals and caregivers with information and services to plan for and maintain independence. 7. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $250,000 shall be used by the department on aging, in collaboration with the department of human services and affected stakeholders, to continue to expand the pilot initiative to provide long-term care options counseling utilizing support planning protocols, to assist non-Medicaid eligible consumers who indicate a preference to return to the community and are deemed appropriate for discharge, to return to their community following a nursing facility stay. The department on aging shall submit a report regarding the outcomes of the pilot initiative to the governor and the general assembly by December 15, 2021.
House File 891, p. 4 DIVISION II OFFICE OF LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN —— FY 2021-2022 Sec. 2. OFFICE OF LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the office of long-term care ombudsman for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For salaries, support, administration, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,149,821 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 16.00 DIVISION III DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH —— FY 2021-2022 Sec. 3. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of public health for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: 1. ADDICTIVE DISORDERS For reducing the prevalence of the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs, and treating individuals affected by addictive behaviors, including gambling, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 23,659,379 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 12.00 a. (1) Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $4,020,894 shall be used for the tobacco use prevention and control initiative, including efforts at the state and local levels, as provided in chapter 142A . The commission on tobacco use prevention and control established pursuant to section 142A.3 shall advise the director of public health in prioritizing funding needs and the allocation of moneys appropriated for the programs and initiatives. Activities of the programs and initiatives shall be in alignment with the United States centers for disease control and prevention best practices for comprehensive tobacco control programs that include the goals of preventing youth initiation of
House File 891, p. 5 tobacco usage, reducing exposure to secondhand smoke, and promotion of tobacco cessation. To maximize resources, the department shall determine if third-party sources are available to instead provide nicotine replacement products to an applicant prior to provision of such products to an applicant under the initiative. The department shall track and report to the governor and the general assembly any reduction in the provision of nicotine replacement products realized by the initiative through implementation of the prerequisite screening. (2) (a) The department shall collaborate with the alcoholic beverages division of the department of commerce for enforcement of tobacco laws, regulations, and ordinances and to engage in tobacco control activities approved by the division of tobacco use prevention and control of the department of public health as specified in the memorandum of understanding entered into between the divisions. (b) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the terms of the memorandum of understanding, entered into between the division of tobacco use prevention and control of the department of public health and the alcoholic beverages division of the department of commerce, governing compliance checks conducted to ensure licensed retail tobacco outlet conformity with tobacco laws, regulations, and ordinances relating to persons under 21 years of age, shall continue to restrict the number of such checks to one check per retail outlet, and one additional check for any retail outlet found to be in violation during the first check. b. (1) Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $19,638,485 shall be used for problem gambling and substance-related disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services, including a 24-hour helpline, public information resources, professional training, youth prevention, and program evaluation. (2) Of the amount allocated under this paragraph, $306,000 shall be utilized by the department of public health, in collaboration with the department of human services, to maintain a single statewide 24-hour crisis hotline for the Iowa children’s behavioral health system that incorporates warmline
House File 891, p. 6 services which may be provided through expansion of existing capabilities maintained by the department of public health as required pursuant to 2018 Iowa Acts, chapter 1056, section 16 . c. The requirement of section 123.17, subsection 5 , is met by the appropriations and allocations made in this division of this Act for purposes of substance-related disorder treatment and addictive disorders for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021. 2. HEALTHY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES For promoting the optimum health status for children and adolescents from birth through 21 years of age, and families, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5,816,681 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 14.00 a. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, not more than $734,000 shall be used for the healthy opportunities for parents to experience success (HOPES)-healthy families Iowa (HFI) program established pursuant to section 135.106 . b. In order to implement the legislative intent stated in sections 135.106 and 256I.9 , priority for home visitation program funding shall be given to programs using evidence-based or promising models for home visitation. c. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $3,075,000 shall be used for continuation of the department’s initiative to provide for adequate developmental surveillance and screening during a child’s first five years. The funds shall be used first to fully fund the current sites to ensure that the sites are fully operational, with the remaining funds to be used for expansion to additional sites. The full implementation and expansion shall include enhancing the scope of the initiative through collaboration with the child health specialty clinics to promote healthy child development through early identification and response to both biomedical and social determinants of healthy development; by monitoring child health metrics to inform practice, document long-term health impacts and savings, and provide for continuous improvement through training, education, and evaluation; and by providing for practitioner consultation particularly for children with
House File 891, p. 7 behavioral conditions and needs. The department of public health shall also collaborate with the Iowa Medicaid enterprise and the child health specialty clinics to integrate the activities of the first five initiative into the establishment of patient-centered medical homes, community utilities, accountable care organizations, and other integrated care models developed to improve health quality and population health while reducing health care costs. To the maximum extent possible, funding allocated in this paragraph shall be utilized as matching funds for medical assistance program reimbursement. d. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $64,000 shall be distributed to a statewide dental carrier to provide funds to continue the donated dental services program patterned after the projects developed by the dental lifeline network to provide dental services to indigent individuals who are elderly or with disabilities. e. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $156,000 shall be used to provide audiological services and hearing aids for children. f. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $23,000 is transferred to the university of Iowa college of dentistry for provision of primary dental services to children. State funds shall be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis. The university of Iowa college of dentistry shall coordinate efforts with the department of public health, oral and health delivery system bureau, to provide dental care to underserved populations throughout the state. g. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $50,000 shall be used to address youth suicide prevention. h. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $40,000 shall be used to support the Iowa effort to address the survey of children who experience adverse childhood experiences known as ACEs. i. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, up to $494,000 shall be used for childhood obesity prevention. 3. CHRONIC CONDITIONS For serving individuals identified as having chronic conditions or special health care needs, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions:
House File 891, p. 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,258,373 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 10.00 a. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $188,000 shall be used for grants to individual patients who have an inherited metabolic disorder to assist with the costs of medically necessary foods and formula. b. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $1,055,000 shall be used for the brain injury services program pursuant to section 135.22B , including $861,000 for contracting with an existing nationally affiliated and statewide organization whose purpose is to educate, serve, and support Iowans with brain injury and their families, for resource facilitator services in accordance with section 135.22B, subsection 9 , and for contracting to enhance brain injury training and recruitment of service providers on a statewide basis. Of the amount allocated in this paragraph, $95,000 shall be used to fund 1.00 full-time equivalent position to serve as the state brain injury services program manager. c. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $144,000 shall be used for the public purpose of continuing to contract with an existing nationally affiliated organization to provide education, client-centered programs, and client and family support for people living with epilepsy and their families. The amount allocated in this paragraph in excess of $50,000 shall be matched dollar-for-dollar by the organization specified. Funds allocated under this paragraph shall be distributed in their entirety for the purpose specified on July 1, 2021. d. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $809,000 shall be used for child health specialty clinics. e. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $384,000 shall be used by the regional autism assistance program established pursuant to section 256.35 , and administered by the child health specialty clinic located at the university of Iowa hospitals and clinics. The funds shall be used to enhance interagency collaboration and coordination of educational, medical, and other human services for persons with autism, their families, and providers of services, including delivering regionalized services of care coordination, family navigation,
House File 891, p. 9 and integration of services through the statewide system of regional child health specialty clinics and fulfilling other requirements as specified in chapter 225D . The university of Iowa shall not receive funds allocated under this paragraph for indirect costs associated with the regional autism assistance program. f. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $577,000 shall be used for the comprehensive cancer control program to reduce the burden of cancer in Iowa through prevention, early detection, effective treatment, and ensuring quality of life. Of the funds allocated in this paragraph “f”, $150,000 shall be used to support a melanoma research symposium, a melanoma biorepository and registry, basic and translational melanoma research, and clinical trials. g. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $97,000 shall be used for cervical and colon cancer screening, and $177,000 shall be used to enhance the capacity of the cervical cancer screening program to include provision of recommended prevention and early detection measures to a broader range of low-income women. h. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $506,000 shall be used for the center for congenital and inherited disorders. 4. COMMUNITY CAPACITY For strengthening the health care delivery system at the local level, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 7,319,306 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 13.00 a. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $95,000 is allocated for continuation of the child vision screening program implemented through the university of Iowa hospitals and clinics in collaboration with early childhood Iowa areas. The program shall submit a report to the department regarding the use of funds allocated under this paragraph “a”. The report shall include the objectives and results for the program year including the target population and how the funds allocated assisted the program in meeting the objectives; the number, age, and location within the state of individuals
House File 891, p. 10 served; the type of services provided to the individuals served; the distribution of funds based on service provided; and the continuing needs of the program. b. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $48,000 shall be used for a grant to a statewide association of psychologists, that is affiliated with the American psychological association, to be used for continuation of a program to rotate intern psychologists in placements that serve urban and rural mental health professional shortage areas. Once an intern psychologist begins service, the intern psychologist may continue serving in the location of the intern psychologist’s placement, notwithstanding any change in the mental health professional shortage area designation of such location. The intern psychologist may also provide services via telehealth, to underserved populations, and to Medicaid members. For the purposes of this paragraph “b”, “mental health professional shortage area” means a geographic area in this state that has been designated by the United States department of health and human services, health resources and services administration, bureau of health professionals, as having a shortage of mental health professionals. c. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, the following amounts are allocated to be used as follows to support the goals of increased access, health system integration, and engagement: (1) Not less than $1,600,000 is allocated to the Iowa prescription drug corporation for continuation of the pharmaceutical infrastructure for safety net providers as described in 2007 Iowa Acts, chapter 218, section 108 , and for the prescription drug donation repository program created in chapter 135M . Of the amount allocated in this subparagraph, $1,000,000 shall be used as one-time funding to support program expansion and to implement an automated multi-dose prescription packaging system. Funds allocated under this subparagraph shall be distributed in their entirety for the purpose specified on July 1, 2021. (2) Not less than $334,000 is allocated to free clinics and free clinics of Iowa for necessary infrastructure, statewide coordination, provider recruitment, service delivery, and
House File 891, p. 11 provision of assistance to patients in securing a medical home inclusive of oral health care. Funds allocated under this subparagraph shall be distributed in their entirety for the purpose specified on July 1, 2021. (3) Not less than $25,000 is allocated to the Iowa association of rural health clinics for necessary infrastructure and service delivery transformation. Funds allocated under this subparagraph shall be distributed in their entirety for the purpose specified on July 1, 2021. (4) Not less than $225,000 is allocated to the Polk county medical society for continuation of the safety net provider patient access to specialty health care initiative as described in 2007 Iowa Acts, chapter 218, section 109 . Funds allocated under this subparagraph shall be distributed in their entirety for the purpose specified on July 1, 2021. d. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $191,000 is allocated for the purposes of health care and public health workforce initiatives. e. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $96,000 shall be used for a matching dental education loan repayment program to be allocated to a dental nonprofit health service corporation to continue to develop the criteria and implement the loan repayment program. f. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $100,000 shall be used for the purposes of the Iowa donor registry as specified in section 142C.18 . g. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $96,000 shall be used for continuation of a grant to a nationally affiliated volunteer eye organization that has an established program for children and adults and that is solely dedicated to preserving sight and preventing blindness through education, nationally certified vision screening and training, and community and patient service programs. The contractor shall submit a report to the general assembly regarding the use of funds allocated under this paragraph “g”. The report shall include the objectives and results for the program year including the target population and how the funds allocated assisted the program in meeting the objectives; the number, age, grade level if appropriate, and location within the state
House File 891, p. 12 of individuals served; the type of services provided to the individuals served; the distribution of funds based on services provided; and the continuing needs of the program. h. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $2,100,000 shall be deposited in the medical residency training account created in section 135.175, subsection 5 , paragraph “a”, and is appropriated from the account to the department of public health to be used for the purposes of the medical residency training state matching grants program as specified in section 135.176 . i. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $250,000 shall be used for the public purpose of providing funding to Des Moines university to continue a provider education project to provide primary care physicians with the training and skills necessary to recognize the signs of mental illness in patients. j. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $600,000 shall be used for rural psychiatric residencies to support the annual creation and training of four psychiatric residents who will provide mental health services in underserved areas of the state. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain available for expenditure for the purposes designated for subsequent fiscal years. k. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $150,000 shall be used for psychiatric training to increase access to mental health care services by expanding the mental health workforce via training of additional physician assistants and nurse practitioners. 1. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $425,000 shall be used for the creation of a center of excellence program to encourage innovation and collaboration among regional health care providers in a rural area based upon the results of a regional community needs assessment to transform health care delivery in order to provide quality, sustainable care that meets the needs of the local communities. An applicant for the funds shall specify how the funds will be expended to accomplish the goals of the program and shall provide a detailed five-year sustainability plan prior to being awarded any funding. Following the receipt of funding,
House File 891, p. 13 a recipient shall submit periodic reports as specified by the department to the governor and the general assembly regarding the recipient’s expenditure of the funds and progress in accomplishing the program goals. 5. ESSENTIAL PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES To provide public health services that reduce risks and invest in promoting and protecting good health over the course of a lifetime with a priority given to older Iowans and vulnerable populations: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 7,662,464 6. INFECTIOUS DISEASES For reducing the incidence and prevalence of communicable diseases, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,796,206 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 6.00 7. PUBLIC PROTECTION For protecting the health and safety of the public through establishing standards and enforcing regulations, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,466,601 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 142.00 a. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, not more than $304,000 shall be credited to the emergency medical services fund created in section 135.25 . Moneys in the emergency medical services fund are appropriated to the department to be used for the purposes of the fund. b. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, up to $243,000 shall be used for sexual violence prevention programming through a statewide organization representing programs serving victims of sexual violence through the department’s sexual violence prevention program, and for continuation of a training program for sexual assault response team (SART) members, including representatives of law enforcement, victim advocates, prosecutors, and certified medical personnel. The amount allocated in this paragraph “b” shall not be used to supplant funding administered for other sexual violence prevention or victims assistance programs. c. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, up to
House File 891, p. 14 $500,000 shall be used for the state poison control center. Pursuant to the directive under 2014 Iowa Acts, chapter 1140, section 102 , the federal matching funds available to the state poison control center from the department of human services under the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act allotment shall be subject to the federal administrative cap rule of 10 percent applicable to funding provided under Tit. XXI of the federal Social Security Act and included within the department’s calculations of the cap. d. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, up to $504,000 shall be used for childhood lead poisoning provisions. 8. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT For establishing and sustaining the overall ability of the department to deliver services to the public, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 933,871 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 4.00 9. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS The university of Iowa hospitals and clinics under the control of the state board of regents shall not receive indirect costs from the funds appropriated in this section. The university of Iowa hospitals and clinics billings to the department shall be on at least a quarterly basis. Sec. 4. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH —— SPORTS WAGERING RECEIPTS FUND. There is appropriated from the sports wagering receipts fund created in section 8.57, subsection 6, to the department of public health for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For problem gambling and substance-related disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services, including a 24-hour helpline, public information resources, professional training, youth prevention, and program evaluation: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,750,000 DIVISION IV DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS —— FY 2021-2022 Sec. 5. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the
House File 891, p. 15 department of veterans affairs for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: 1. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADMINISTRATION For salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,229,763 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 15.00 2. IOWA VETERANS HOME For salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 7,131,552 a. The Iowa veterans home billings involving the department of human services shall be submitted to the department on at least a monthly basis. b. The Iowa veterans home expenditure report shall be submitted monthly to the general assembly. c. The Iowa veterans home shall continue to include in the annual discharge report applicant information to provide for the collection of demographic information including but not limited to the number of individuals applying for admission and admitted or denied admittance and the basis for the admission or denial; the age, gender, and race of such individuals; and the level of care for which such individuals applied for admission including residential or nursing level of care. 3. HOME OWNERSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM For transfer to the Iowa finance authority for the continuation of the home ownership assistance program for persons who are or were eligible members of the armed forces of the United States, pursuant to section 16.54 : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2,000,000 Sec. 6. LIMITATION OF COUNTY COMMISSIONS OF VETERAN AFFAIRS FUND STANDING APPROPRIATIONS. Notwithstanding the standing appropriation in section 35A.16 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the amount appropriated from the general fund of the state pursuant to that section for the following designated purposes shall not exceed the
House File 891, p. 16 following amount: For the county commissions of veteran affairs fund under section 35A.16 : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 990,000 DIVISION V DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES —— FY 2021-2022 Sec. 7. TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES BLOCK GRANT. There is appropriated from the fund created in section 8.41 to the department of human services for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, from moneys received under the federal temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) block grant pursuant to the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-193, and successor legislation, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: 1. To be credited to the family investment program account and used for assistance under the family investment program under chapter 239B : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5,002,006 2. To be credited to the family investment program account and used for the job opportunities and basic skills (JOBS) program and implementing family investment agreements in accordance with chapter 239B : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5,412,060 3. To be used for the family development and self-sufficiency grant program in accordance with section 216A.107 : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2,888,980 Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys appropriated in this subsection that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain available for expenditure for the purposes designated until the close of the succeeding fiscal year. However, unless such moneys are encumbered or obligated on or before September 30, 2022, the moneys shall revert. 4. For field operations: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 31,296,232 5. For general administration:
House File 891, p. 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,744,000 6. For state child care assistance: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 47,166,826 a. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $26,205,412 is transferred to the child care and development block grant appropriation made by the Eighty-ninth General Assembly, 2021 session, for the federal fiscal year beginning October 1, 2021, and ending September 30, 2022. Of this amount, $200,000 shall be used for provision of educational opportunities to registered child care home providers in order to improve services and programs offered by this category of providers and to increase the number of providers. The department may contract with institutions of higher education or child care resource and referral centers to provide the educational opportunities. Allowable administrative costs under the contracts shall not exceed 5 percent. The application for a grant shall not exceed two pages in length. b. Any funds appropriated in this subsection remaining unallocated shall be used for state child care assistance payments for families who are employed including but not limited to individuals enrolled in the family investment program. 7. For child and family services: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 32,380,654 8. For child abuse prevention grants: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 125,000 9. For pregnancy prevention grants on the condition that family planning services are funded: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,913,203 Pregnancy prevention grants shall be awarded to programs in existence on or before July 1, 2021, if the programs have demonstrated positive outcomes. Grants shall be awarded to pregnancy prevention programs which are developed after July 1, 2021, if the programs are based on existing models that have demonstrated positive outcomes. Grants shall comply with the requirements provided in 1997 Iowa Acts, chapter 208, section 14, subsections 1 and 2 , including the requirement that grant programs must emphasize sexual abstinence. Priority in the awarding of grants shall be given to programs that serve
House File 891, p. 18 areas of the state which demonstrate the highest percentage of unplanned pregnancies of females of childbearing age within the geographic area to be served by the grant. 10. For technology needs and other resources necessary to meet federal, state, and welfare reform reporting, tracking, and case management requirements and other departmental needs: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,037,186 11. a. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, including but not limited to requirements in section 8.41 or provisions in 2020 Iowa Acts or 2021 Iowa Acts regarding the receipt and appropriation of federal block grants, federal funds from the temporary assistance for needy families block grant received by the state and not otherwise appropriated in this section and remaining available for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, are appropriated to the department of human services to the extent as may be necessary to be used in the following priority order: the family investment program, for state child care assistance program payments for families who are employed, and for the family investment program share of system costs for eligibility determination and related functions. The federal funds appropriated in this paragraph “a” shall be expended only after all other funds appropriated in subsection 1 for assistance under the family investment program, in subsection 6 for state child care assistance, or in subsection 10 for technology costs related to the family investment program, as applicable, have been expended. For the purposes of this subsection, the funds appropriated in subsection 6, paragraph “a”, for transfer to the child care and development block grant appropriation are considered fully expended when the full amount has been transferred. b. The department shall, on a quarterly basis, advise the general assembly and department of management of the amount of funds appropriated in this subsection that was expended in the prior quarter. 12. Of the amounts appropriated in this section, $12,962,008 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, is transferred to the appropriation of the federal social services block grant made to the department of human services for that fiscal year.
House File 891, p. 19 13. For continuation of the program providing categorical eligibility for the food assistance program as specified for the program in the section of this division of this Act relating to the family investment program account: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 14,236 14. The department may transfer funds allocated in this section to the appropriations made in this division of this Act for the same fiscal year for general administration and field operations for resources necessary to implement and operate the services referred to in this section and those funded in the appropriation made in this division of this Act for the same fiscal year for the family investment program from the general fund of the state. 15. With the exception of moneys allocated under this section for the family development and self-sufficiency grant program, to the extent moneys allocated in this section are deemed by the department not to be necessary to support the purposes for which they are allocated, such moneys may be used in the same fiscal year for any other purpose for which funds are allocated in this section or in section 8 of this division of this Act for the family investment program account. If there are conflicting needs, priority shall first be given to the family investment program account as specified under subsection 1 of this section and used for the purposes of assistance under the family investment program in accordance with chapter 239B , followed by state child care assistance program payments for families who are employed, followed by other priorities as specified by the department. Sec. 8. FAMILY INVESTMENT PROGRAM ACCOUNT. 1. Moneys credited to the family investment program (FIP) account for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, shall be used to provide assistance in accordance with chapter 239B . 2. The department may use a portion of the moneys credited to the FIP account under this section as necessary for salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes. 3. The department may transfer funds allocated in subsection 4, excluding the allocation under subsection 4, paragraph “b”, to the appropriations made in this division of
House File 891, p. 20 this Act for the same fiscal year for general administration and field operations for resources necessary to implement and operate the services referred to in this section and those funded in the appropriations made in section 7 for the temporary assistance for needy families block grant and in section 9 for the family investment program from the general fund of the state in this division of this Act for the same fiscal year. 4. Moneys appropriated in this division of this Act and credited to the FIP account for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, are allocated as follows: a. To be retained by the department of human services to be used for coordinating with the department of human rights to more effectively serve participants in FIP and other shared clients and to meet federal reporting requirements under the federal temporary assistance for needy families block grant: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 10,000 b. To the department of human rights for staffing, administration, and implementation of the family development and self-sufficiency grant program in accordance with section 216A.107 : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 7,192,834 (1) Of the funds allocated for the family development and self-sufficiency grant program in this paragraph “b”, not more than 5 percent of the funds shall be used for the administration of the grant program. (2) The department of human rights may continue to implement the family development and self-sufficiency grant program statewide during fiscal year 2021-2022. (3) The department of human rights may engage in activities to strengthen and improve family outcomes measures and data collection systems under the family development and self-sufficiency grant program. c. For the diversion subaccount of the FIP account: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,293,000 A portion of the moneys allocated for the diversion subaccount may be used for field operations, salaries, data management system development, and implementation costs and support deemed necessary by the director of human services
House File 891, p. 21 in order to administer the FIP diversion program. To the extent moneys allocated in this paragraph “c” are deemed by the department not to be necessary to support diversion activities, such moneys may be used for other efforts intended to increase engagement by family investment program participants in work, education, or training activities, or for the purposes of assistance under the family investment program in accordance with chapter 239B . d. For the food assistance employment and training program: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 66,588 (1) The department shall apply the federal supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) employment and training state plan in order to maximize to the fullest extent permitted by federal law the use of the 50 percent federal reimbursement provisions for the claiming of allowable federal reimbursement funds from the United States department of agriculture pursuant to the federal SNAP employment and training program for providing education, employment, and training services for eligible food assistance program participants, including but not limited to related dependent care and transportation expenses. (2) The department shall continue the categorical federal food assistance program eligibility at 160 percent of the federal poverty level and continue to eliminate the asset test from eligibility requirements, consistent with federal food assistance program requirements. The department shall include as many food assistance households as is allowed by federal law. The eligibility provisions shall conform to all federal requirements including requirements addressing individuals who are incarcerated or otherwise ineligible. e. For the JOBS program, not more than: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 12,018,258 5. Of the child support collections assigned under FIP, an amount equal to the federal share of support collections shall be credited to the child support recovery appropriation made in this division of this Act. Of the remainder of the assigned child support collections received by the child support recovery unit, a portion shall be credited to the FIP account, a portion may be used to increase recoveries, and a
House File 891, p. 22 portion may be used to sustain cash flow in the child support payments account. If as a consequence of the appropriations and allocations made in this section the resulting amounts are insufficient to sustain cash assistance payments and meet federal maintenance of effort requirements, the department shall seek supplemental funding. If child support collections assigned under FIP are greater than estimated or are otherwise determined not to be required for maintenance of effort, the state share of either amount may be transferred to or retained in the child support payments account. Sec. 9. FAMILY INVESTMENT PROGRAM GENERAL FUND. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of human services for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated: To be credited to the family investment program (FIP) account and used for family investment program assistance under chapter 239B and other costs associated with providing needs-based benefits or assistance: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 41,003,978 1. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $6,606,198 is allocated for the JOBS program. 2. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $4,313,854 is allocated for the family development and self-sufficiency grant program. 3. a. Notwithstanding section 8.39 , for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, if necessary to meet federal maintenance of effort requirements or to transfer federal temporary assistance for needy families block grant funding to be used for purposes of the federal social services block grant or to meet cash flow needs resulting from delays in receiving federal funding or to implement, in accordance with this division of this Act, activities currently funded with juvenile court services, county, or community moneys and state moneys used in combination with such moneys; to comply with federal requirements; or to maximize the use of federal funds; the department of human services may transfer funds within or between any of the appropriations made in this division of this
House File 891, p. 23 Act and appropriations in law for the federal social services block grant to the department for the following purposes, provided that the combined amount of state and federal temporary assistance for needy families block grant funding for each appropriation remains the same before and after the transfer: (1) For the family investment program. (2) For state child care assistance. (3) For child and family services. (4) For field operations. (5) For general administration. b. This subsection shall not be construed to prohibit the use of existing state transfer authority for other purposes. The department shall report any transfers made pursuant to this subsection to the general assembly. 4. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $195,000 shall be used for a contract for tax preparation assistance to low-income Iowans to expand the usage of the earned income tax credit. The purpose of the contract is to supply this assistance to underserved areas of the state. The department shall not retain any portion of the allocation under this subsection for administrative costs. 5. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $70,000 shall be used for the continuation of the parenting program, as specified in 441 IAC ch. 100 , relating to parental obligations, in which the child support recovery unit participates, to support the efforts of a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility headquartered in a county with a population over 350,000 according to the 2010 certified federal census. The funds allocated in this subsection shall be used by the recipient organization to develop a larger community effort, through public and private partnerships, to support a broad-based multi-county parenthood initiative that promotes payment of child support obligations, improved family relationships, and full-time employment. 6. The department may transfer funds appropriated in this section, excluding the allocation in subsection 2 for the family development and self-sufficiency grant program, to the
House File 891, p. 24 appropriations made in this division of this Act for general administration and field operations as necessary to administer this section, section 7 for the temporary assistance for needy families block grant, and section 8 for the family investment program account. Sec. 10. CHILD SUPPORT RECOVERY. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of human services for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For child support recovery, including salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 15,942,885 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 459.00 1. The department shall expend up to $24,000, including federal financial participation, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, for a child support public awareness campaign. The department and the office of the attorney general shall cooperate in continuation of the campaign. The public awareness campaign shall emphasize, through a variety of media activities, the importance of maximum involvement of both parents in the lives of their children as well as the importance of payment of child support obligations. 2. Federal access and visitation grant moneys shall be issued directly to private not-for-profit agencies that provide services designed to increase compliance with the child access provisions of court orders, including but not limited to neutral visitation sites and mediation services. 3. The appropriation made to the department for child support recovery may be used throughout the fiscal year in the manner necessary for purposes of cash flow management, and for cash flow management purposes the department may temporarily draw more than the amount appropriated, provided the amount appropriated is not exceeded at the close of the fiscal year. Sec. 11. HEALTH CARE TRUST FUND —— MEDICAL ASSISTANCE —— FY 2021-2022. Any funds remaining in the health care trust fund created in section 453A.35A for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, are appropriated to
House File 891, p. 25 the department of human services to supplement the medical assistance program appropriations made in this division of this Act, for medical assistance reimbursement and associated costs, including program administration and costs associated with program implementation. Sec. 12. MEDICAID FRAUD FUND —— MEDICAL ASSISTANCE —— FY 2021-2022. Any funds remaining in the Medicaid fraud fund created in section 249A.50 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, are appropriated to the department of human services to supplement the medical assistance appropriations made in this division of this Act, for medical assistance reimbursement and associated costs, including program administration and costs associated with program implementation. Sec. 13. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of human services for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated: For medical assistance program reimbursement and associated costs as specifically provided in the reimbursement methodologies in effect on June 30, 2021, except as otherwise expressly authorized by law, consistent with options under federal law and regulations, and contingent upon receipt of approval from the office of the governor of reimbursement for each abortion performed under the program: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,503,848,253 1. Iowans support reducing the number of abortions performed in our state. Funds appropriated under this section shall not be used for abortions, unless otherwise authorized under this section. 2. The provisions of this section relating to abortions shall also apply to the Iowa health and wellness plan created pursuant to chapter 249N . 3. The department shall utilize not more than $60,000 of the funds appropriated in this section to continue the AIDS/HIV health insurance premium payment program as established in 1992 Iowa Acts, Second Extraordinary Session, chapter 1001, section 409, subsection 6 . Of the funds allocated in this subsection,
House File 891, p. 26 not more than $5,000 may be expended for administrative purposes. 4. Of the funds appropriated in this Act to the department of public health for addictive disorders, $950,000 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, is transferred to the department of human services for an integrated substance-related disorder managed care system. The departments of human services and public health shall work together to maintain the level of mental health and substance-related disorder treatment services provided by the managed care contractors. Each department shall take the steps necessary to continue the federal waivers as necessary to maintain the level of services. 5. The department shall aggressively pursue options for providing medical assistance or other assistance to individuals with special needs who become ineligible to continue receiving services under the early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment program under the medical assistance program due to becoming 21 years of age who have been approved for additional assistance through the department’s exception to policy provisions, but who have health care needs in excess of the funding available through the exception to policy provisions. 6. Of the funds appropriated in this section, up to $3,050,082 may be transferred to the field operations or general administration appropriations in this division of this Act for operational costs associated with Part D of the federal Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, Pub. L. No. 108-173. 7. Of the funds appropriated in this section, up to $442,100 may be transferred to the appropriation in this division of this Act for health program operations to be used for clinical assessment services and prior authorization of services. 8. A portion of the funds appropriated in this section may be transferred to the appropriations in this division of this Act for general administration, health program operations, the children’s health insurance program, or field operations to be used for the state match cost to comply with the payment error rate measurement (PERM) program for both the medical assistance
House File 891, p. 27 and children’s health insurance programs as developed by the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services of the United States department of health and human services to comply with the federal Improper Payments Information Act of 2002, Pub. L. No. 107-300, and to support other reviews and quality control activities to improve the integrity of these programs. 9. Of the funds appropriated in this section, a sufficient amount is allocated to supplement the incomes of residents of nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities for persons with mental illness, and intermediate care facilities for persons with an intellectual disability, with incomes of less than $50 in the amount necessary for the residents to receive a personal needs allowance of $50 per month pursuant to section 249A.30A . 10. a. Hospitals that meet the conditions specified in subparagraphs (1) and (2) shall either certify public expenditures or transfer to the medical assistance program an amount equal to provide the nonfederal share for a disproportionate share hospital payment in an amount up to the hospital-specific limit as approved in the Medicaid state plan. The hospitals that meet the conditions specified shall receive and retain 100 percent of the total disproportionate share hospital payment in an amount up to the hospital-specific limit as approved in the Medicaid state plan. (1) The hospital qualifies for disproportionate share and graduate medical education payments. (2) The hospital is an Iowa state-owned hospital with more than 500 beds and eight or more distinct residency specialty or subspecialty programs recognized by the American college of graduate medical education. b. Distribution of the disproportionate share payments shall be made on a monthly basis. The total amount of disproportionate share payments including graduate medical education, enhanced disproportionate share, and Iowa state-owned teaching hospital payments shall not exceed the amount of the state’s allotment under Pub. L. No. 102-234. In addition, the total amount of all disproportionate share payments shall not exceed the hospital-specific disproportionate share limits under Pub. L. No. 103-66.
House File 891, p. 28 11. One hundred percent of the nonfederal share of payments to area education agencies that are medical assistance providers for medical assistance-covered services provided to medical assistance-covered children, shall be made from the appropriation made in this section. 12. A portion of the funds appropriated in this section may be transferred to the appropriation in this division of this Act for health program operations to be used for administrative activities associated with the money follows the person demonstration project. 13. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $349,011 shall be used for the administration of the health insurance premium payment program, including salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes. 14. a. The department may increase the amounts allocated for salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes associated with the medical assistance program, as necessary, to sustain cost management efforts. The department shall report any such increase to the general assembly and the department of management. b. If the savings to the medical assistance program from ongoing cost management efforts exceed the associated cost for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, the department may transfer any savings generated for the fiscal year due to medical assistance program cost management efforts to the appropriation made in this division of this Act for health program operations or general administration to defray the costs associated with implementing the efforts. 15. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the replacement generation tax revenues required to be deposited in the property tax relief fund pursuant to section 437A.8, subsection 4 , paragraph “d”, and section 437A.15, subsection 3 , paragraph “f”, shall instead be credited to and supplement the appropriation made in this section and used for the allocations made in this section. 16. a. Of the funds appropriated in this section, up to $50,000 may be transferred by the department to the appropriation made in this division of this Act to the department for the same fiscal year for general administration
House File 891, p. 29 to be used for associated administrative expenses and for not more than 1.00 full-time equivalent position, in addition to those authorized for the same fiscal year, to be assigned to implementing the children’s mental health home project. b. Of the funds appropriated in this section, up to $400,000 may be transferred by the department to the appropriation made to the department in this division of this Act for the same fiscal year for Medicaid program-related general administration planning and implementation activities. The funds may be used for contracts or for personnel in addition to the amounts appropriated for and the positions authorized for general administration for the fiscal year. c. Of the funds appropriated in this section, up to $3,000,000 may be transferred by the department to the appropriations made in this division of this Act for the same fiscal year for general administration or health program operations to be used to support the development and implementation of standardized assessment tools for persons with mental illness, an intellectual disability, a developmental disability, or a brain injury. 17. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $150,000 shall be used for lodging expenses associated with care provided at the university of Iowa hospitals and clinics for patients with cancer whose travel distance is 30 miles or more and whose income is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level as defined by the most recently revised poverty income guidelines published by the United States department of health and human services. The department of human services shall establish the maximum number of overnight stays and the maximum rate reimbursed for overnight lodging, which may be based on the state employee rate established by the department of administrative services. The funds allocated in this subsection shall not be used as nonfederal share matching funds. 18. Of the funds appropriated in this section, up to $3,383,880 shall be used for administration of the state family planning services program pursuant to section 217.41B , and of this amount, the department may use up to $200,000 for administrative expenses.
House File 891, p. 30 19. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $1,545,530 shall be used and may be transferred to other appropriations in this division of this Act as necessary to administer the provisions in the division of this Act relating to Medicaid program administration. 20. The department shall comply with the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services’ guidance related to Medicaid program and children’s health insurance program maintenance of effort provisions, including eligibility standards, methodologies, procedures, and continuous enrollment, to receive the enhanced federal medical assistance percentage under section 6008(b) of the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Pub. L. No. 116-127. The department shall utilize and implement all tools, processes, and resources available to expediently return to normal eligibility and enrollment operations in compliance with federal guidance and expectations. 21. Of the funds appropriated in this section, up to $1,031,530 shall be used to implement reductions in the waiting list for the children’s mental health home and community-based services waiver. 22. Of the funds appropriated in this section, a sufficient amount is allocated to fund up to three full-time equivalent positions to support the administrative work associated with existing and potential supplemental payment programs. Sec. 14. HEALTH PROGRAM OPERATIONS. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of human services for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated: For health program operations: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 17,831,343 1. The department of inspections and appeals shall provide all state matching funds for survey and certification activities performed by the department of inspections and appeals. The department of human services is solely responsible for distributing the federal matching funds for such activities. 2. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $50,000 shall
House File 891, p. 31 be used for continuation of home and community-based services waiver quality assurance programs, including the review and streamlining of processes and policies related to oversight and quality management to meet state and federal requirements. 3. Of the amount appropriated in this section, up to $200,000 may be transferred to the appropriation for general administration in this division of this Act to be used for additional full-time equivalent positions in the development of key health initiatives such as development and oversight of managed care programs and development of health strategies targeted toward improved quality and reduced costs in the Medicaid program. 4. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $1,000,000 shall be used for planning and development, in cooperation with the department of public health, of a phased-in program to provide a dental home for children. 5. a. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $573,000 shall be credited to the autism support program fund created in section 225D.2 to be used for the autism support program created in chapter 225D , with the exception of the following amount of this allocation which shall be used as follows: b. Of the funds allocated in this subsection, $25,000 shall be used for the public purpose of continuation of a grant to a nonprofit provider of child welfare services that has been in existence for more than 115 years, is located in a county with a population between 200,000 and 220,000 according to the 2010 federal decennial census, is licensed as a psychiatric medical institution for children, and provides school-based programming, to be used for support services for children with autism spectrum disorder and their families. Sec. 15. STATE SUPPLEMENTARY ASSISTANCE. 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of human services for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated: For the state supplementary assistance program: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 7,349,002 2. The department shall increase the personal needs
House File 891, p. 32 allowance for residents of residential care facilities by the same percentage and at the same time as federal supplemental security income and federal social security benefits are increased due to a recognized increase in the cost of living. The department may adopt emergency rules to implement this subsection. 3. If during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, the department projects that state supplementary assistance expenditures for a calendar year will not meet the federal pass-through requirement specified in Tit. XVI of the federal Social Security Act, section 1618, as codified in 42 U.S.C. §1382g, the department may take actions including but not limited to increasing the personal needs allowance for residential care facility residents and making programmatic adjustments or upward adjustments of the residential care facility or in-home health-related care reimbursement rates prescribed in this division of this Act to ensure that federal requirements are met. In addition, the department may make other programmatic and rate adjustments necessary to remain within the amount appropriated in this section while ensuring compliance with federal requirements. The department may adopt emergency rules to implement the provisions of this subsection. 4. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys appropriated in this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain available for expenditure for the purposes designated, including for liability amounts associated with the supplemental nutrition assistance program payment error rate, until the close of the succeeding fiscal year. Sec. 16. CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of human services for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated: For maintenance of the healthy and well kids in Iowa (hawk-i) program pursuant to chapter 514I , including supplemental dental services, for receipt of federal financial participation under Tit. XXI of the federal Social Security Act, which creates the
House File 891, p. 33 children’s health insurance program: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 37,957,643 2. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $149,189 is allocated for continuation of the contract for outreach with the department of public health. 3. A portion of the funds appropriated in this section may be transferred to the appropriations made in this division of this Act for field operations or health program operations to be used for the integration of hawk-i program eligibility, payment, and administrative functions under the purview of the department of human services, including for the Medicaid management information system upgrade. Sec. 17. CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of human services for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated: For child care programs: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 40,816,931 1. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $34,966,931 shall be used for state child care assistance in accordance with section 237A.13 . 2. Nothing in this section shall be construed or is intended as or shall imply a grant of entitlement for services to persons who are eligible for assistance due to an income level consistent with the waiting list requirements of section 237A.13 . Any state obligation to provide services pursuant to this section is limited to the extent of the funds appropriated in this section. 3. A list of the registered and licensed child care facilities operating in the area served by a child care resource and referral service shall be made available to the families receiving state child care assistance in that area. 4. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $5,850,000 shall be credited to the early childhood programs grants account in the early childhood Iowa fund created in section 256I.11 . The moneys shall be distributed for funding of community-based early childhood programs targeted to children from birth through five years of age developed by early
House File 891, p. 34 childhood Iowa areas in accordance with approved community plans as provided in section 256I.8 . 5. The department may use any of the funds appropriated in this section as a match to obtain federal funds for use in expanding child care assistance and related programs. For the purpose of expenditures of state and federal child care funding, funds shall be considered obligated at the time expenditures are projected or are allocated to the department’s service areas. Projections shall be based on current and projected caseload growth, current and projected provider rates, staffing requirements for eligibility determination and management of program requirements including data systems management, staffing requirements for administration of the program, contractual and grant obligations and any transfers to other state agencies, and obligations for decategorization or innovation projects. 6. A portion of the state match for the federal child care and development block grant shall be provided as necessary to meet federal matching funds requirements through the state general fund appropriation made for child development grants and other programs for at-risk children in section 279.51 . 7. If a uniform reduction ordered by the governor under section 8.31 or other operation of law, transfer, or federal funding reduction reduces the appropriation made in this section for the fiscal year, the percentage reduction in the amount paid out to or on behalf of the families participating in the state child care assistance program shall be equal to or less than the percentage reduction made for any other purpose payable from the appropriation made in this section and the federal funding relating to it. The percentage reduction to the other allocations made in this section shall be the same as the uniform reduction ordered by the governor or the percentage change of the federal funding reduction, as applicable. If there is an unanticipated increase in federal funding provided for state child care services, the entire amount of the increase, except as necessary to meet federal requirements including quality set asides, shall be used for state child care assistance payments. If the appropriations made for purposes of the state child care assistance program for the
House File 891, p. 35 fiscal year are determined to be insufficient, it is the intent of the general assembly to appropriate sufficient funding for the fiscal year in order to avoid establishment of waiting list requirements. 8. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys advanced for purposes of the programs developed by early childhood Iowa areas, advanced for purposes of wraparound child care, or received from the federal appropriations made for the purposes of this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert to any fund but shall remain available for expenditure for the purposes designated until the close of the succeeding fiscal year. Sec. 18. JUVENILE INSTITUTION. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of human services for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: 1. a. For operation of the state training school at Eldora and for salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 17,397,068 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 207.00 b. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $91,000 shall be used for distribution to licensed classroom teachers at this and other institutions under the control of the department of human services based upon the average student yearly enrollment at each institution as determined by the department. 2. A portion of the moneys appropriated in this section shall be used by the state training school at Eldora for grants for adolescent pregnancy prevention activities at the institution in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021. 3. Of the funds appropriated in this subsection, $212,000 shall be used by the state training school at Eldora for a substance use disorder treatment program at the institution for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021. 4. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys appropriated in this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the
House File 891, p. 36 close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain available for expenditure for the purposes designated until the close of the succeeding fiscal year. Sec. 19. CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES. 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of human services for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated: For child and family services: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 89,071,930 2. The department may transfer funds appropriated in this section as necessary to pay the nonfederal costs of services reimbursed under the medical assistance program, state child care assistance program, or the family investment program which are provided to children who would otherwise receive services paid under the appropriation in this section. The department may transfer funds appropriated in this section to the appropriations made in this division of this Act for general administration and for field operations for resources necessary to implement and operate the services funded in this section. 3. a. Of the funds appropriated in this section, up to $31,500,000 is allocated as the statewide expenditure target under section 232.143 for group foster care maintenance and services. If the department projects that such expenditures for the fiscal year will be less than the target amount allocated in this paragraph “a”, the department may reallocate the excess to provide additional funding for family foster care, independent living, family-centered services, shelter care, or the child welfare emergency services addressed with the allocation for shelter care. b. If at any time after September 30, 2021, annualization of a service area’s current expenditures indicates a service area is at risk of exceeding its group foster care expenditure target under section 232.143 by more than 5 percent, the department and juvenile court services shall examine all group foster care placements in that service area in order to identify those which might be appropriate for termination. In addition, any aftercare services believed to be needed
House File 891, p. 37 for the children whose placements may be terminated shall be identified. The department and juvenile court services shall initiate action to set dispositional review hearings for the placements identified. In such a dispositional review hearing, the juvenile court shall determine whether needed aftercare services are available and whether termination of the placement is in the best interest of the child and the community. 4. In accordance with the provisions of section 232.188 , the department shall continue the child welfare and juvenile justice funding initiative during fiscal year 2021-2022. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $1,717,000 is allocated specifically for expenditure for fiscal year 2021-2022 through the decategorization services funding pools and governance boards established pursuant to section 232.188 . 5. A portion of the funds appropriated in this section may be used for emergency family assistance to provide other resources required for a family participating in a family preservation or reunification project or successor project to stay together or to be reunified. 6. Of the funds appropriated in this section, a sufficient amount is allocated for shelter care and the child welfare emergency services contracting implemented to provide for or prevent the need for shelter care. 7. Federal funds received by the state during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, as the result of the expenditure of state funds appropriated during a previous state fiscal year for a service or activity funded under this section are appropriated to the department to be used as additional funding for services and purposes provided for under this section. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys received in accordance with this subsection that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert to any fund but shall remain available for the purposes designated until the close of the succeeding fiscal year. 8. a. Of the funds appropriated in this section, up to $3,290,000 is allocated for the payment of the expenses of court-ordered services provided to juveniles who are under the supervision of juvenile court services, which expenses are a charge upon the state pursuant to section 232.141, subsection
House File 891, p. 38 4 . Of the amount allocated in this paragraph “a”, up to $1,556,000 shall be made available to provide school-based supervision of children adjudicated under chapter 232 , of which not more than $15,000 may be used for the purpose of training. A portion of the cost of each school-based liaison officer shall be paid by the school district or other funding source as approved by the chief juvenile court officer. b. Of the funds appropriated in this section, up to $748,000 is allocated for the payment of the expenses of court-ordered services provided to children who are under the supervision of the department, which expenses are a charge upon the state pursuant to section 232.141, subsection 4 . c. Notwithstanding section 232.141 or any other provision of law to the contrary, the amounts allocated in this subsection shall be distributed to the judicial districts as determined by the state court administrator and to the department’s service areas as determined by the administrator of the department of human services’ division of child and family services. The state court administrator and the division administrator shall make the determination of the distribution amounts on or before June 15, 2021. d. Notwithstanding chapter 232 or any other provision of law to the contrary, a district or juvenile court shall not order any service which is a charge upon the state pursuant to section 232.141 if there are insufficient court-ordered services funds available in the district court or departmental service area distribution amounts to pay for the service. The chief juvenile court officer and the departmental service area manager shall encourage use of the funds allocated in this subsection such that there are sufficient funds to pay for all court-related services during the entire year. The chief juvenile court officers and departmental service area managers shall attempt to anticipate potential surpluses and shortfalls in the distribution amounts and shall cooperatively request the state court administrator or division administrator to transfer funds between the judicial districts’ or departmental service areas’ distribution amounts as prudent. e. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a district or juvenile court shall not order a county to pay
House File 891, p. 39 for any service provided to a juvenile pursuant to an order entered under chapter 232 which is a charge upon the state under section 232.141, subsection 4 . f. Of the funds allocated in this subsection, not more than $83,000 may be used by the judicial branch for administration of the requirements under this subsection. g. Of the funds allocated in this subsection, $17,000 shall be used by the department of human services to support the interstate commission for juveniles in accordance with the interstate compact for juveniles as provided in section 232.173 . 9. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $12,253,000 is allocated for juvenile delinquent graduated sanctions services. Any state funds saved as a result of efforts by juvenile court services to earn a federal Tit. IV-E match for juvenile court services administration may be used for the juvenile delinquent graduated sanctions services. 10. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $1,658,000 is transferred to the department of public health to be used for the child protection center grant program for child protection centers located in Iowa in accordance with section 135.118 . The grant amounts under the program shall be equalized so that each center receives a uniform base amount of $245,000, and so that the remaining funds are awarded through a funding formula based upon the volume of children served. To increase access to child protection center services for children in rural areas, the funding formula for the awarding of the remaining funds shall provide for the awarding of an enhanced amount to eligible grantees to develop and maintain satellite centers in underserved regions of the state. 11. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $4,025,000 is allocated for the preparation for adult living program pursuant to section 234.46 . 12. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $227,000 shall be used for the public purpose of continuing a grant to a nonprofit human services organization, providing services to individuals and families in multiple locations in southwest Iowa and Nebraska for support of a project providing immediate, sensitive support and forensic interviews, medical exams, needs
House File 891, p. 40 assessments, and referrals for victims of child abuse and their nonoffending family members. 13. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $300,000 is allocated for the foster care youth council approach of providing a support network to children placed in foster care. 14. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $202,000 is allocated for use pursuant to section 235A.1 for continuation of the initiative to address child sexual abuse implemented pursuant to 2007 Iowa Acts, chapter 218, section 18, subsection 21 . 15. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $630,000 is allocated for the community partnership for child protection sites. 16. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $371,000 is allocated for the department’s minority youth and family projects under the redesign of the child welfare system. 17. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $851,000 is allocated for funding of the community circle of care collaboration for children and youth in northeast Iowa. 18. Of the funds appropriated in this section, at least $147,000 shall be used for the continuation of the child welfare provider training academy, a collaboration between the coalition for family and children’s services in Iowa and the department. 19. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $211,000 shall be used for continuation of the central Iowa system of care program grant for the purposes of funding community-based services and other supports with a system of care approach for children with serious emotional disturbance and their families through a nonprofit provider that is located in a county with a population of more than 420,000 but less than 450,000 according to the 2010 certified federal census, is licensed as a psychiatric medical institution for children, and was a system of care grantee prior to July 1, 2021. 20. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $235,000 shall be used for the public purpose of the continuation and expansion of a system of care program grant implemented in Cerro Gordo and Linn counties to utilize a comprehensive and long-term approach for helping children and families by
House File 891, p. 41 addressing the key areas in a child’s life of childhood basic needs, education and work, family, and community. 21. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $110,000 shall be used for the public purpose of funding community-based services and other supports with a system of care approach for children with a serious emotional disturbance and their families through a nonprofit provider of child welfare services that has been in existence for more than 115 years, is located in a county with a population of more than 200,000 but less than 220,000 according to the 2010 certified federal census, is licensed as a psychiatric medical institution for children, and was a system of care grantee prior to July 1, 2021. 22. If a separate funding source is identified that reduces the need for state funds within an allocation under this section, the allocated state funds may be redistributed to other allocations under this section for the same fiscal year. 23. Of the funds appropriated in this section, a portion may be used for family-centered services for purposes of complying with the federal Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018, Pub. L. No. 115-123, and successor legislation. Sec. 20. ADOPTION SUBSIDY. 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of human services for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated: a. For adoption subsidy payments and related costs and for other services provided for under paragraph “b”, subparagraph (2): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 40,596,007 b. (1) Of the funds appropriated in this section, a sufficient amount is allocated for adoption subsidy payments and related costs. (2) Any funds appropriated in this section remaining after the allocation under subparagraph (1) are designated and allocated as state savings resulting from implementation of the federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, Pub. L. No. 110-351, and successor legislation, as determined in accordance with 42 U.S.C.
House File 891, p. 42 §673(a)(8), and shall be used for post-adoption services and for other purposes allowed under these federal laws, Tit. IV-B or Tit. IV-E of the federal Social Security Act. (a) The department of human services may transfer funds allocated in this subparagraph (2) to the appropriation for child and family services in this division of this Act for the purposes designated in this subparagraph (2). (b) Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys allocated under this subparagraph (2) shall not revert to any fund but shall remain available for the purposes designated in this subparagraph (2) until expended. 2. The department may transfer funds appropriated in this section to the appropriation made in this division of this Act for general administration for costs paid from the appropriation relating to adoption subsidy. 3. Federal funds received by the state during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, as the result of the expenditure of state funds during a previous state fiscal year for a service or activity funded under this section are appropriated to the department to be used as additional funding for the services and activities funded under this section. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys received in accordance with this subsection that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert to any fund but shall remain available for expenditure for the purposes designated until the close of the succeeding fiscal year. Sec. 21. JUVENILE DETENTION HOME FUND. Moneys deposited in the juvenile detention home fund created in section 232.142 during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, are appropriated to the department of human services for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, for distribution of an amount equal to a percentage of the costs of the establishment, improvement, operation, and maintenance of county or multicounty juvenile detention homes in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020. Moneys appropriated for distribution in accordance with this section shall be allocated among eligible detention homes, prorated on the basis of an eligible detention home’s proportion of the costs of all eligible detention homes in the fiscal year beginning July
House File 891, p. 43 1, 2020. The percentage figure shall be determined by the department based on the amount available for distribution for the fund. Notwithstanding section 232.142, subsection 3 , the financial aid payable by the state under that provision for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, shall be limited to the amount appropriated for the purposes of this section. Sec. 22. FAMILY SUPPORT SUBSIDY PROGRAM. 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of human services for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated: For the family support subsidy program subject to the enrollment restrictions in section 225C.37, subsection 3 : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 949,282 2. At least $899,291 of the moneys appropriated in this section is transferred to the department of public health for the family support center component of the comprehensive family support program under chapter 225C, subchapter V . 3. If at any time during the fiscal year, the amount of funding available for the family support subsidy program is reduced from the amount initially used to establish the figure for the number of family members for whom a subsidy is to be provided at any one time during the fiscal year, notwithstanding section 225C.38, subsection 2 , the department shall revise the figure as necessary to conform to the amount of funding available. Sec. 23. CONNER DECREE. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of human services for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated: For building community capacity through the coordination and provision of training opportunities in accordance with the consent decree of Conner v. Branstad, No. 4-86-CV-30871(S.D. Iowa, July 14, 1994): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 33,632 Sec. 24. MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTES. 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the
House File 891, p. 44 state to the department of human services for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: a. For operation of the state mental health institute at Cherokee as required by chapters 218 and 226 for salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 15,457,597 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 169.00 b. For operation of the state mental health institute at Independence as required by chapters 218 and 226 for salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 19,652,379 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 208.00 2. a. Notwithstanding sections 218.78 and 249A.11 , any revenue received from the state mental health institute at Cherokee or the state mental health institute at Independence pursuant to 42 C.F.R §438.6(e) may be retained and expended by the mental health institute. b. Notwithstanding sections 218.78 and 249A.11, any COVID-19 related funding received through federal funding sources by the state mental health institute at Cherokee or the state mental health institute at Independence may be retained and expended by the mental health institute. 3. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a Medicaid member residing at the state mental health institute at Cherokee or the state mental health institute at Independence shall retain Medicaid eligibility during the period of the Medicaid member’s stay for which federal financial participation is available. 4. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys appropriated in this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain available for expenditure for the purposes designated until the close of the succeeding fiscal year. Sec. 25. STATE RESOURCE CENTERS. 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the
House File 891, p. 45 state to the department of human services for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: a. For the state resource center at Glenwood for salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 14,802,873 b. For the state resource center at Woodward for salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 12,237,937 2. The department may continue to bill for state resource center services utilizing a scope of services approach used for private providers of intermediate care facilities for persons with an intellectual disability services, in a manner which does not shift costs between the medical assistance program, counties, or other sources of funding for the state resource centers. 3. The state resource centers may expand the time-limited assessment and respite services during the fiscal year. 4. If the department’s administration and the department of management concur with a finding by a state resource center’s superintendent that projected revenues can reasonably be expected to pay the salary and support costs for a new employee position, or that such costs for adding a particular number of new positions for the fiscal year would be less than the overtime costs if new positions would not be added, the superintendent may add the new position or positions. If the vacant positions available to a resource center do not include the position classification desired to be filled, the state resource center’s superintendent may reclassify any vacant position as necessary to fill the desired position. The superintendents of the state resource centers may, by mutual agreement, pool vacant positions and position classifications during the course of the fiscal year in order to assist one another in filling necessary positions. 5. If existing capacity limitations are reached in operating units, a waiting list is in effect for a service or a special need for which a payment source or other funding is available for the service or to address the special need,
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