Senate File 524 - EnrolledAn Actestablishing an inpatient psychiatric bed tracking
system study committee.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
   Section 1.  DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES — INPATIENT
PSYCHIATRIC BED TRACKING SYSTEM STUDY COMMITTEE.
   1.  The department of human services shall convene a study
committee to meet during the 2021 legislative interim to
examine issues and develop policy recommendations relating to
improvements to the inpatient psychiatric bed tracking system
including but not limited to the following:
   a.  Expanding the acuity of disabilities a hospital or
facility is able to accept in its program to include but not be
limited to persons with certain mental disabilities, behavioral
disabilities, and sexually or physically aggressive behaviors.
   b.  Increasing reimbursement rates based on the level of care
provided.
   c.  Implementing enhancements to the inpatient psychiatric
bed tracking system to accept and report real-time electronic
data from the state mental health institutes, hospitals, and
subacute mental health care facilities participating in the
system.
   2.  The membership of the committee shall, at a minimum,
consist of a representative from the department of human
services, the Iowa hospital association, a managed care
association, and law enforcement, and a private payor of
inpatient services, and a county mental health advocate.
   3.  The department shall submit a report of the
study committee detailing the committee’s findings and
recommendations, including a proposed date to implement
real-time electronic data tracking, to the general assembly and
the governor no later than December 15, 2021.
______________________________
JAKE CHAPMANPresident of the Senate
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PAT GRASSLEYSpeaker of the House
   I hereby certify that this bill originated in the Senate and is known as Senate File 524, Eighty-ninth General Assembly.______________________________
W. CHARLES SMITHSONSecretary of the Senate
Approved _______________, 2021______________________________
KIM REYNOLDSGovernor
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