General Assembly: 81 (2005 Regular GA) - Chapter 96 - Medical assistance program — assisted living services


Published: 2005-05-03

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269 LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-FIRST G.A., 2005 SESSION CH. 96

Sec. 2. Section 232.190, subsection 3, Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: 3. Applications for moneys from the community grant fund shall demonstrate a collabora-

tive effort by all relevant local government and school officials and service agencies with au- thority, responsibilities, or other interests within the decategorization project area. Proposed plans set forth in the applications shall reflect community-wide consensus in how to remediate community problems related to juvenile crime. Services provided under a grant through this program shall be comprehensive, preventive, community-based, and shall utilize flexible de- livery systems and promote youth development. A plan for grant moneys under this section shall be a part of or be consistentwith the annual childwelfare and juvenile justice decategori- zation services plan developed by the governance board of the decategorization project area and submitted to the department of human services and Iowa empowerment board pursuant to section 232.188.

Sec. 3. Section 235.7, subsection 2, Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: 2. MEMBERSHIP. The department may authorize the governance boards of decategoriza-

tion of child welfare and juvenile justice funding decategorization projects established under section 232.188 to appoint the transition committee membership and may utilize the bound- aries of decategorization projects to establish the service areas for transition committees. The committee membership may include but is not limited to department of human services staff involved with foster care, child welfare, and adult services, juvenile court services staff, staff involved with county general relief under chapter 251 or 252, or of the central point of coordi- nation process implemented under section 331.440, school district and area education agency staff involvedwith special education, and a child’s court appointed special advocate, guardian ad litem, service providers, and other persons knowledgeable about the child.

Sec. 4. Section 237A.1, subsection 3, paragraph k, subparagraph (2), Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: (2) A contract approved by a local decategorization governance board of a decategorization

of child welfare and juvenile justice funding project created under section 232.188.

Approved May 3, 2005

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CH. 96CH. 96

CHAPTER 96

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM — ASSISTED LIVING SERVICES

H.F. 617

ANACT relating to inclusion of assisted living services under themedical assistancehomeand community-based services waiver for the elderly.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES WAIVER FOR THE ELDERLY — INCLUSION OF ASSISTED LIVING SERVICES. 1. The department of human services shall request a waiver from the centers for Medicare

and Medicaid services of the United States department of health and human services to add assisted living services to the home and community-based services waiver for the elderly un- der the medical assistance program.

270LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-FIRST G.A., 2005 SESSIONCH. 96

2. If the department of human services receives approval of the waiver, the department, in consultation with assisted living services providers, shall submit a plan for implementation to the general assembly. However, the waiver shall not be implemented prior to specific action by the general assembly to implement the waiver.

Approved May 3, 2005

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CH. 97CH. 97

CHAPTER 97

PRESCRIPTION DRUG DONATION REPOSITORY

H.F. 724

AN ACT creating a prescription drug donation repository program.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. NEW SECTION. 135M.1 PURPOSE. The purpose of this chapter is to improve the health of low-income Iowans through a pre-

scription drug donation repository that authorizes medical facilities and pharmacies to redis- pense prescription drugs and supplies that would otherwise be destroyed.

Sec. 2. NEW SECTION. 135M.2 DEFINITIONS. 1. “Anti-rejection drug” means a prescription drug that suppresses the immune system to

prevent or reverse rejection of a transplanted organ. 2. “Cancer drug” means a prescription drug that is used to treat any of the following: a. Cancer or the side effects of cancer. b. The side effects of any prescription drug that is used to treat cancer or the side effects of

cancer. 3. “Controlled substance” means the same as defined in section 155A.3. 4. “Department” means the Iowa department of public health. 5. “Indigent”means a personwith an income that is below twohundredpercent of the feder-

al poverty level as defined by the most recently revised poverty income guidelines published by the United States department of health and human services. 6. “Medical facility” means any of the following: a. A physician’s office. b. A hospital. c. A health clinic. d. A nonprofit health clinic which includes a federally qualified health center as defined in

42U.S.C. § 1396d(l)(2)(B); a rural health clinic as defined in 42U.S.C. § 1396d(l)(1); and anon- profit health clinic that provides medical care to patients who are indigent, uninsured, or un- derinsured. e. A free clinic as defined in section 135.24. f. A charitable organization as defined in section 135.24. g. A nursing facility as defined in section 135C.1. 7. “Pharmacy” means a pharmacy as defined in section 155A.3. 8. “Prescription drug” means the same as defined in section 155A.3, and includes cancer

drugs and anti-rejection drugs, but does not include controlled substances. 9. “Supplies” means the supplies necessary to administer the prescription drugs donated.