House File 2222 - Reprinted HOUSE FILE 2222 BY COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES (SUCCESSOR TO HF 2073) (As Amended and Passed by the House February 24, 2020 ) A BILL FOR An Act relating to a determination of the availability of 1 mental health services in the state including the value of 2 pursuing a Medicaid institutions for mental diseases waiver, 3 and including effective date provisions. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 HF 2222 (2) 88 pf/rh/md
H.F. 2222 Section 1. STUDY AND REPORT OF MEDICAID INSTITUTIONS FOR 1 MENTAL DISEASES WAIVER AND THE AVAILABILITY OF MENTAL HEALTH 2 SERVICES. The department of human services shall conduct a 3 statewide study of the current availability of mental health 4 services in the state. The study will research and evaluate 5 the current availability of mental health services across the 6 continuum of care and the potential value of pursuing a section 7 1115 demonstration waiver as specified in section 12003 of the 8 federal 21st Century Cures Act, Pub. L. No. 114-255, to provide 9 for reimbursement for services provided in settings that 10 qualify as institutions for mental diseases. The department 11 shall submit a final report of the results of the study to the 12 governor and the general assembly by February 15, 2021. 13 Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate 14 importance, takes effect upon enactment. 15 -1- HF 2222 (2) 88 pf/rh/md 1/ 1