Autism support program—notice of adverse action, amendments to ch 22
HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to notice of adverse action
and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Human Services Department hereby proposes to amend Chapter 22, "Autism Support Program," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 225C.6.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 225C.6.
Purpose and Summary
This proposed rule making is part of the Department's five-year rules review process. Requirements for notices of adverse action were moved from Chapter 7 to Chapter 16, effective April 15, 2020. This chapter is updated to reflect that change. The Chapter 22 preamble is also updated to replace the reference to 2013 Iowa Acts with a reference to the Iowa Code.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to rule 441—1.8(17A,217).
Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m.on May 10, 2022. Comments should be directed to:
Department of Human Services
Hoover State Office Building, Fifth Floor
1305 East Walnut Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0114
No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).
The following rule-making actions are proposed:
Item 1. Amend 441—Chapter 22, preamble, as follows:
These rules provide for definitions of diagnostic and financial eligibility, provider qualifications, and appeal procedures related to the autism support program created in 2013 Iowa Acts, Senate File 446, division XVII Iowa Code chapter 225D. The purpose of the autism support program is to provide funding for applied behavioral analysis services and care coordination for children with a diagnosis of autism who meet certain financial and clinical eligibility criteria.
Item 2. Amend rule 441—22.8(225D) as follows: