CHAPTER 219 STATE MEDICAL INSTITUTION
219.1 STATE MEDICAL INSTITUTION.



        

219.1 STATE MEDICAL INSTITUTION. 1. All of the following shall be collectively designated as a single state medical institution: a. The mental health institute, Mount Pleasant, Iowa. b. The mental health institute, Independence, Iowa. c. The mental health institute, Clarinda, Iowa. d. The mental health institute, Cherokee, Iowa. e. The Glenwood state resource center. f. The Woodward state resource center. 2. Necessary portions of the institutes and resource centers shall remain licensed as separate hospitals and as separate intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation, and the locations and operations of the institutes and resource centers shall not be subject to consolidation to comply with this chapter. 3. The state medical institution shall qualify for payments described in subsection 4 for the fiscal period beginning July 1, 2005, and ending June 30, 2010, if the state medical institution and the various parts of the institution comply with the requirements for payment specified in subsection 4, and all of the following conditions are met: a. The total number of beds in the state medical institution licensed as hospital beds is less than fifty percent of the total number of all state medical institution beds. In determining compliance with this requirement, however, any reduction in the total number of beds that occurs as the result of reduction in census due to an increase in utilization of home and community-based services shall not be considered. b. An individual is appointed by the director of human services to serve as the director of the state medical institution and an individual is appointed by the director of human services to serve as medical director of the state medical institution. The individual appointed to serve as the director of the state medical institution may also be an employee of the department of human services or of a component part of the state medical institution. The individual appointed to serve as medical director of the state medical institution may also serve as the medical director of one of the component parts of the state medical institution. c. A workgroup comprised of the director of human services or the director's designee, the director of the state medical institution, the directors of all licensed intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation in the state, and representatives of the Iowa state association of counties, the Iowa association of community providers, and other interested parties develops and presents a plan, for submission to the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services of the United States department of health and human services, to the general assembly no later than July 1, 2007, to reduce the number of individuals in intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation in the state and concurrently to increase the number of individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities in the state who have access to home and community-based services. The plan shall include a proposal to redesign the home and community-based services waivers for persons with mental retardation and persons with brain injury under the medical assistance program. The department shall not implement the plan without express authorization by the general assembly. 4. The department of human services shall submit a waiver to the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services of the United States department of health and human services to provide for all of the following: a. Coverage under the medical assistance program, with appropriate federal matching funding, for inpatient and outpatient hospital services provided to eligible individuals by any part of the state medical institution that maintains a state license as a hospital. b. Disproportionate share hospital payments for services provided by any part of the state medical institution that maintains a state license as a hospital. c. Imposition of an assessment on intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation on any part of the state medical institution that provides intermediate care facility for persons with mental retardation services.

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         2005 Acts, ch 167, §62, 66

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