Family planning program, amend ch 7; adopt ch 87
HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Notice of Intended Action
Twenty-five interested persons, a governmental subdivision, an agency or association of 25 or more persons may demand an oral presentation hereon as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b."
Notice is also given to the public that the Administrative Rules Review Committee may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this proposed action under section 17A.8(6) at a regular or special meeting where the public or interested persons may be heard.
Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code section 234.6 and 2017 Iowa Acts, House File 653, sections 90 to 92, the Department of Human Services hereby gives Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 7, "Appeals and Hearings," and to rescind Chapter 87, "State-Funded Family Planning Program," and adopt a new Chapter 87, "Family Planning Program," Iowa Administrative Code.
These amendments implement a new state Family Planning Program (FPP) in accordance with legislative guidance pursuant to 2017 Iowa Acts, House File 653, sections 90 to 92.
As a result of these amendments, providers of family planning services will change as entities that provide abortions can no longer participate as an FPP provider. A provider unable to participate as an FPP provider will also be unable to participate as a point-of-service agency for eligibility determinations for FPP.
Any interested person may make written comments on the proposed amendments on or before August 8, 2017. Comments should be directed to Harry Rossander, Bureau of Policy Coordination, Department of Human Services, Hoover State Office Building, Fifth Floor, 1305 East Walnut Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0114. Comments may be sent by fax to (515)281-4980 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These amendments do not provide for waivers in specified situations because requests for the waiver of any rule may be submitted under the Department's general rule on exceptions at 441—1.8(17A,217).
These amendments were also Adopted and Filed Emergency and are published herein as ARC 3199C. The purpose of this Notice of Intended Action is to solicit public comment on that submission, the subject matter of which is incorporated by reference.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
These amendments are intended to implement Iowa Code section 249A.4 and 2017 Iowa Acts, House File 653, sections 90 to 92.