Senate File 380 - Introduced SENATE FILE 380 BY MATHIS A BILL FOR An Act relating to subacute care facilities licensed by the 1 department of inspections and appeals. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 2382XS (2) 87 hb/rh
S.F. 380 Section 1. Section 135G.6, subsection 2, paragraph b, Code 1 2017, is amended by striking the paragraph. 2 EXPLANATION 3 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 4 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 5 This bill relates to subacute care facilities licensed 6 by the department of inspections and appeals. Under current 7 law, the department of inspections and appeals is required to 8 license a subacute care facility if the department of humans 9 services has submitted a written approval of the facility’s 10 application for licensure based upon the process used by the 11 department of human services to identify the best qualified 12 providers and certain additional conditions are met. 13 Under Code section 135G.1, a subacute care facility means 14 an institution, place, building, or agency with restricted 15 means of egress providing subacute mental health services for 16 a period exceeding 24 consecutive hours to persons in need 17 of such services. The bill strikes the provision that the 18 department of human services shall not give approval to an 19 application which would cause the number of publicly funded 20 subacute care facility beds to exceed 75 beds. 21 -1- LSB 2382XS (2) 87 hb/rh 1/ 1