Iowa Executive Order 27


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Executive Orders

“Recognizing that the breadth and complexity of the issues required a coordinated inter-agency response, in 2003 Governor Vilsack issued Executive Order 27 calling upon state agencies to identify the barriers to community living posed by their policies and programs and to develop plans to remove them. Executive Order 27 also created the current Olmstead Consumer Taskforce to advise the Governor’s Office on strategies to promote community integration, including changes in policies or programs.”

NOTE: While Executive Order 27 mentioned employment only in general terms, the Olmstead Plan developed with assistance from the Taskforce specifically supports integrated, competitive employment.

  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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