Notice of Intended Action

Staffing ratio for substitute decision maker, 22.5

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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 sections 231E.4(6) and 17A.3, the Department on Aging hereby gives Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 22, "Office of Substitute Decision Maker," Iowa Administrative Code.

This proposed amendment changes the staffing level for substitute decision makers by increasing the number of consumers per full-time equivalent position from 10 to 40. The change will create staffing levels consistent with those in neighboring states and allow for a more efficient substitute decision-maker program.

Any interested person may make written suggestions or comments on the proposed amendment on or before October 17, 2017. Such written comments or suggestions should be directed to Brian Majeski, Iowa Department on Aging, Jessie M. Parker Building, 510 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319. E-mail may be sent to

After analysis and review of this rule making, no adverse impact on jobs has been found.

This amendment is intended to implement Iowa Code section 231E.4(6)"c."

The following amendment is proposed.

Amend rule 17—22.5(231E,633), introductory paragraph, as follows:

17—22.5(231E,633) Staffing ratio. SDMs shall be responsible for no more than ten 40 consumers per full-time equivalent position at any one time. The state office shall notify the state court administrator when the maximum number of appointments is reached.

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The Department on Aging works closely with Iowa's six Area Agencies on Aging and other partners to design a system of information, education, support and services for Iowans that assists them in maintaining their independence.

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 10/17/2017.

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