General Assembly: 79 (2001 Regular GA) - Chapter 156 - Criteria for state economic development financial assistance

Published: 2001-05-21

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persons with mental illness whieh has eemplied that is in compliance with the afeFesaid applicable rules when the administrator of the division or the administrator's designee sa orders the transfer on a finding that saiEl the patient is suffering from chronic mental illness or from senility and will receive equal benefit by being so transferred. A county shall Femeye transfer to its county care facility any patient in a state hospital for persons with mental illness upon request of the superintendent of the state hospital in which the patient is confined pursuant to the superintendent's authority under section 229.15, subsection 4, and approval by the board of supervisors of the county of the patient's residence. In no case shall a patient be thus transferred except upon compliance with section 229.14, sUBseetieA 4, 229.14B or without the written consent of a relative, friend, or guardian if such relative, friend, or guardian pays the expense of the care of such patient in a state hospital. Patients transferred to a public or private facility under this section may subsequently be placed on convalescent or limited leave or transferred to a different facility for continued full-time custody, care, and treatment when, in the opinion of the attending physician or the chief medical officer of the hospital from which the patient was so transferred, the best interest of the patient would be served by such leave or transfer. HeweTfeF, if the patieAt was erigiAally hespitalized iAlfeluAtaFily, the leaye eF tFaAsfeF shall Be made iA eempliaAee with seetieA 229.15, sUBseetieA 4. For any patient who is involuntarily committed. any transfer made under this section is subject to the placement hearing requirements of section 229.14B.

Approved May 21, 2001



AN ACT relating to limitations on the disbursement of economic development financial assistance moneys by state agencies.

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

Section 1. Section 15A.l, Code 2001, is amended by adding the following new subsec- tion:

NEW SUBSECTION. 5. In addition to the other requirements of this section, a state agency may give additional consideration or additional points in the application of rating or evaluation criteria in providing a grant, loan, or other financial assistance for economic development-related purposes to a person or business for whose benefit the financial assis- tance is to be provided if the person or business is located in an area that meets one of the following criteria:

a. The area is a brownfield site as defined in section 15.291. b. The area is a blighted area as defined in section 403.17. c. The area is located in a city or county that meets the distress criteria provided under the

enterprise zone program in section 15E.194, subsection 1 or 2.

Approved May 22, 2001