General Assembly: 81 (2005 Regular GA) - Chapter 120 - Medical assistance advisory council


Published: 2005-05-05

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be used by state agencies and local and tribal governments to facilitate efficient and effective assistance to thoseaffectedby emergencies anddisasters. This systemshall be consistentwith the requirements of theUnited States occupational safety and health administration and a na- tional incident management system.

Approved May 5, 2005

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CH. 120CH. 120

CHAPTER 120

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ADVISORY COUNCIL

S.F. 272

AN ACT relating to the council with which the director of human services consults regarding the medical assistance program.

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

Section 1. Section 217.3, subsection 4, Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: 4. Approve thebudget of thedepartment of humanservices prior to submission to thegover-

nor. Prior to approval of the budget, the council shall publicize and hold a public hearing to provide explanations and hear questions, opinions, and suggestions regarding the budget. In- vitations to the hearing shall be extended to the governor, the governor-elect, the director of the department of management, and other persons deemed by the council as integral to the budget process. The budget materials submitted to the governor shall include a review of op- tions for revising the medical assistance program made available by federal action or by ac- tions implementedbyother states as identifiedby thedepartment, themedical assistanceadvi- sory council and the executive committee of the medical assistance advisory council created in section 249A.4, subsection 8 249A.4B, and by county representatives. The review shall ad- dresswhat potential revisions could bemade in this state and how the changeswould be bene- ficial to Iowans.

Sec. 2. Section 249A.4, subsection 8, Code 2005, is amended by striking the subsection.

Sec. 3. NEW SECTION. 249A.4B MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ADVISORY COUNCIL. 1. A medical assistance advisory council is created to comply with 42 C.F.R. § 431.12 based

on section 1902(a)(4) of the federal Social Security Act and to advise the director about health and medical care services under the medical assistance program. The council shall meet no more than quarterly. The director of public health shall serve as chairperson of the council. 2. The council shall include all of the following members: a. The president, or the president’s representative, of each of the following professional or

business entities, or a member of each of the following professional or business entities, se- lected by the entity: (1) The Iowa medical society. (2) The Iowa osteopathic medical association. (3) The Iowa academy of family physicians. (4) The Iowa chapter of the American academy of pediatrics. (5) The Iowa physical therapy association. (6) The Iowa dental association. (7) The Iowa nurses association.

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(8) The Iowa pharmacy association. (9) The Iowa podiatric medical society. (10) The Iowa optometric association. (11) The Iowa association of community providers. (12) The Iowa psychological association. (13) The Iowa psychiatric society. (14) The Iowa chapter of the national association of social workers. (15) The coalition for family and children’s services in Iowa. (16) The Iowa hospital association. (17) The Iowa association of rural health clinics. (18) The Iowa/Nebraska primary care association. (19) Free clinics of Iowa. (20) The opticians’ association of Iowa, inc. (21) The Iowa association of hearing health professionals. (22) The Iowa speech and hearing association. (23) The Iowa health care association. (24) The Iowa association of area agencies on aging. (25) AARP. (26) The Iowa caregivers association. (27) The Iowa coalition of home and community-based services for seniors. (28) The Iowa adult day services association. (29) The Iowa association of homes and services for the aging. (30) The Iowa association for home care. (31) The Iowa council of health care centers. (32) The Iowa physician assistant society. (33) The Iowa association of nurse practitioners. (34) The Iowa nurse practitioner society. (35) The Iowa occupational therapy association. (36) The ARC of Iowa, formerly known as the association for retarded citizens of Iowa. (37) The alliance for the mentally ill of Iowa. (38) The Iowa state association of counties. (39) The governor’s developmental disabilities council. (40) The Iowa chiropractic society. b. Public representativeswhichmay includemembers of consumer groups, including recip-

ients of medical assistance or their families, consumer organizations, and others, equal in number to the number of representatives of the professional and business entities specifically represented under paragraph “a”, appointed by the governor for staggered terms of two years each, none of whom shall be members of, or practitioners of, or have a pecuniary interest in any of the professional or business entities specifically represented under paragraph “a”, and a majority of whom shall be current or former recipients of medical assistance or members of the families of current or former recipients. c. The director of public health, or the director’s designee. d. The director of the department of elder affairs, or the director’s designee. e. The dean of DesMoines university— osteopathicmedical center, or the dean’s designee. f. The dean of the university of Iowa college of medicine, or the dean’s designee. g. The following members of the general assembly, each for a term of two years: (1) Twomembers of thehouseof representatives, oneappointedby the speakerof thehouse

and one appointed by theminority leader of the house of representatives from their respective parties. (2) Onemember of the senate from each of the twomajor political parties, appointed by the

president of the senate, after consultation with the majority leader and the minority leader of the senate. 3. a. An executive committee of the council is created and shall consist of the following

members of the council:

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(1) Five of the professional or business entity members designated pursuant to subsection 2, paragraph “a”, and selected by the members specified under that paragraph. (2) Five of the public members appointed pursuant to subsection 2, paragraph “b”, and se-

lected by the members specified under that paragraph. Of the five public members, at least one member shall be a recipient of medical assistance. (3) The director of public health, or the director’s designee. b. The executive committee shall meet on a monthly basis. The director of public health

shall serve as chairperson of the executive committee. c. Based upon the deliberations of the council and the executive committee, the executive

committee shall make recommendations to the director regarding the budget, policy, and ad- ministration of the medical assistance program. 4. For each council meeting, other than those held during the time the general assembly is

in session, each legislativememberof the council shall be reimbursed for actual travel andoth- er necessary expenses and shall receive a per diem as specified in section 7E.6 for each day in attendance, as shall the members of the council or the executive committee who are recipi- ents or the familymembers of recipients ofmedical assistance, regardless of whether the gen- eral assembly is in session. 5. The department shall provide staff support and independent technical assistance to the

council and the executive committee. 6. Thedirector shall consider the recommendationsofferedby the council and theexecutive

committee in the director’s preparation ofmedical assistance budget recommendations to the council on human services pursuant to section 217.3 and in implementation of medical assis- tance program policies.

Sec. 4. Section 249A.34, subsection 1, paragraph h, Code 2005, is amended to read as fol- lows: h. A representative of the medical assistance advisory council executive committee estab-

lished pursuant to section 249A.4, subsection 8 249A.4B.

Approved May 12, 2005

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CH. 121CH. 121

CHAPTER 121

OFFICIAL AUDITS, REPORTS, REGISTRIES, AND AGREEMENTS

S.F. 343

AN ACT relating to governmental services involving audit reports, child abuse reporting and registry requirements, and the family investment program.

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

Section 1. Section 11.28, Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: 11.28 INDIVIDUAL AUDIT REPORTS — COPIES. 1. The individual audit reports shall include exhibits and schedules to report data similar

to that now required by section 11.4, and. The reports shall as nearly as possible correspond and be prepared similar in form to the audit reports rendered by certified public accountants, and such. The reports shall include information as to the assets and liabilities of the various departments and institutions audited as of the beginning and close of the fiscal year audited, the receipts and expenditures of cash, the disposition of materials and other properties, and