House File 534 - Reprinted HOUSE FILE 534 BY COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 188) (As Amended and Passed by the House March 26, 2015 ) A BILL FOR An Act relating to stipends for the mental health professional 1 shortage area program. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 HF 534 (2) 86 rh/rj/md
H.F. 534 Section 1. Section 135.180, subsection 3, Code 2015, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 3. a. The program shall provide stipends to support 3 psychiatrist positions with an emphasis on securing and 4 retaining medical directors at community mental health centers, 5 providers of mental health services to county residents 6 pursuant to a waiver approved under section 225C.7, subsection 7 3, Code 2011, and hospital psychiatric units that are located 8 in mental health professional shortage areas. 9 b. The program shall provide stipends to support psychiatric 10 positions at nonprofit agencies licensed under chapter 135H 11 that provide mental health services if at least fifty percent 12 of the clients are covered under the medical assistance program 13 established in chapter 249A. 14 Sec. 2. Section 135.180, Code 2015, is amended by adding the 15 following new subsection: 16 NEW SUBSECTION . 6. Any funds remaining available after the 17 expenditures made pursuant to subsection 3 shall be used by the 18 program to provide stipends to support all of the following: 19 a. Psychiatrist positions at community mental health centers 20 and hospital psychiatric units if at least fifty percent of the 21 clients served in the community mental health centers or in 22 the hospital psychiatric units are covered under the medical 23 assistance program established in chapter 249A. 24 b. Psychiatric physicians who provide consulting services to 25 community mental health centers and hospital psychiatric units 26 that are located in mental health professional shortage areas. 27 c. Physicians in a psychiatric residency program agreeing to 28 provide services in a mental health professional shortage area 29 for a minimum of five years. 30 -1- HF 534 (2) 86 rh/rj/md 1/ 1