Complex Service Needs Workgroup Report

Iowa

~~“The 2017 Iowa Acts, Chapter 109, Section 17 directed the Department of Human Services (Department) to convene a stakeholder workgroup 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 Complex Service Needs Workgroup recommends expanding and improving Iowa’s mental health and substance use disorder services array to fill gaps for individuals with the most complex service needs by developing and implementing in strategic locations throughout Iowa: • Six (6) access centers • Twenty-two (22) Assertive Community Treatment teams • A full array of mental health crisis response and sub-acute residential services • Intensive residential service homes to serve a minimum of 120 individuals • Tertiary care psychiatric hospitals including the mental health institutes and other hospitals 
 
The Workgroup also recommends the following legislative action: • Require mental health and disability services (MHDS) regions to establish, implement, and maintain the following services as required core services1 in partnership with managed care organizations (MCOs) in strategic locations throughout Iowa: o Access centers o Assertive Community Treatment  o Comprehensive crisis and sub-acute services o Intensive residential service homes.”
 

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policy
Systems: 
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Mental Health
Other: 
  • Iowa Department of Human Services
Date Enacted: 
12/15/2017
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