Complex Service Needs Workgroups

Tertiary Care Psychiatric Hospitals Workgroup

House File 2456 charged the Department of Human Services to convene a stakeholder workgroup to review the role of tertiary care psychiatric hospitals in the array of mental health services and make recommendations for providing tertiary psychiatric services. The workgroup will include the Department of Inspections and Appeals, representative members of the Iowa Hospital Association, managed care organizations, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the mental health institutes, and other interested stakeholders. The Tertiary Care Psychiatric Hospitals Workgroup meetings are open to the public.

The workgroup will submit a report with recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly by November 30, 2018.

 

Commitment Process Review Workgroup

House File 2456 charged the Department of Human Services to convene a stakeholder workgroup to review the commitment process under Iowa Code Chapters 125 and 229 and make recommendations for improvements in the process and any amendments to law to increase efficiencies and more appropriately utilize the array of mental health and disability services available based upon an individual’s needs. The workgroup will include the Department of Public Health, representative members of the judicial branch, the Iowa Hospital Association, the Iowa Medical Society, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies’ Association, Iowa Behavioral Health Association, and other interested stakeholders. The Commitment Process Review Workgroup meetings are open to the public.

The workgroup will submit a report with recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly by December 31, 2018.

 

Complex Service Needs Workgroup

In 2017, the Complex Service Needs Workgroup was convened to make recommendations relating to the delivery of, access to, and coordination and continuity of mental health, disability, and substance use disorder services and supports for individuals with mental health, disability, and substance use disorder needs, particularly for individuals with complex mental health, disability, and substance use disorder needs. The workgroup included representatives from community mental health centers, Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Hospital Association, judicial system, law enforcement agencies, Mental Health and Disability Services Regions, National Alliance on Mental Illness, substance use disorder treatment providers and other related stakeholder groups.

The workgroup submitted their final report with recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly on December 15, 2017.

Complex Service Needs Workgroup Power Point (February 2018)

Complex Service Needs Workgroup Report (December 2017)

Member List

2017 Meeting Schedule

2017 Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Materials

Complex Service Needs Regional Community Plans

 

Community Integration Workgroup

HF 2463 sec 57 authorized the study of community-based service options for persons with serious mental illness to divert them from or end their need for an institutional placement. The legislation directs DHS to bring State departments, including the Department of Inspections and Appeals and the Department on Aging, together with the regional mental health and disability services system, the Iowa Association of Community Providers, the Iowa Behavioral Health Association and other service providers and stakeholders to study community-based placement options for persons with serious mental illness.

The system elements to be addressed in the study shall include but are not limited to regulatory, liability and funding issues, and other barriers to maintaining current community-based service options and developing new options.

Charter and Meeting Schedule

Member List

2014 Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Materials