Notice of Intended Action

Autism support program—notice of adverse action, amendments to ch 22

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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.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

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).

Public Comment

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:

Nancy Freudenberg

Department of Human Services

Hoover State Office Building, Fifth Floor

1305 East Walnut Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0114


Public Hearing

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:

441—22.8(225D) Appeal. Notice of adverse action and shall be given in accordance with 441—Chapter 16. The right to appeal shall be given in accordance with 441—Chapter 7.

Human Services Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 5/10/2022.

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