Notice of Intended Action

Service administration general provisions—five-year review of rules, 130.2(4), 130.3(1), 130.4, 130.6, 130.7

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HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT[441]

Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to service administration

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Human Services Department hereby proposes to amend Chapter 130, "General Provisions," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 234.6.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 234.6.

Purpose and Summary

This proposed rule making is part of the Department's five-year rules review process. The Department is proposing to revise outdated language and replace it with current person-centered language to be consistent with best practices. Instead of using income charts that need to be updated annually, the Department is using a link to the poverty income guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The term "child abuse investigation" is being changed to "child protective assessment," and the term "mental retardation" is being updated to "intellectual disability."

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.

Waivers

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 July 5, 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

Email: appeals@dhs.state.ia.us

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 subrule 130.2(4) as follows:

130.2(4) The application shall be approved or denied within 30 days from the date of application and the applicant notified of the decision. The decision shall be mailed or given to the applicant on the date the determination is made except that for services ordered by the court, the court order provided by the court and the case permanency plan provided by the department shall serve as notification. When individual case management services are being provided under 441—Chapter 24 for persons with mental retardation an intellectual disability, a developmental disability, or chronic mental illness, the application shall be approved or denied no later than the date that the department service manager, who is part of the interdisciplinary team, signs the individual program plan.

Item 2. Amend paragraphs 130.3(1)"d" and "e" as follows:

d. Persons are financially eligible for services when they are in one of the following categories:

(1)Income maintenance status. They are recipients of the family investment program, or those whose income was taken into account in determining the needs of family investment program recipients, or recipients of supplemental security income or state supplementary assistance, or those in the 300 percent group as defined in 441—subrule 75.1(7).

(2)Income eligible status. The monthly gross income according to is based on family size is no more than the following amounts:. Family size income levels are found at aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines.

Monthly Gross Income Limits

Family Size

1 Member

$ 583

2 Members

762

3 Members

942

4 Members

1,121

5 Members

1,299

6 Members

1,478

7 Members

1,510

8 Members

1,546

9 Members

1,581

10 Members

1,612

11 Members

1,645

12 Members

1,678

13 Members

1,711

14 Members

1,744

15 Members

1,777

16 Members

1,810

17 Members

1,843

18 Members

1,876

19 Members

1,909

20 Members

1,942

(3) to (5)Rescinded IAB 6/9/04, effective 7/1/04.

e. Certain services are provided without regard to income which means family income is not considered in determining eligibility. The services provided without regard to income are information and referral, child abuse investigation protective assessment, child abuse treatment, child abuse prevention services, including protective child care services, family-centered services, dependent adult abuse evaluation, dependent adult abuse treatment, dependent adult abuse prevention services, and purchased adoption services to individuals and families referred by the department.

Item 3. Amend rule 441—130.4(234) as follows:

441—130.4(234) Fees.

130.4(1) The department may set fees to be charged to clients for services received. The fees will be charged to those clients eligible under rule 441—130.3(234), but not those receiving services without regard to income due to a protective service situation. Nothing in these rules shall preclude a client from voluntarily contributing toward the costs of service.

130.4(1) 130.4(2) Collection. The provider shall collect fees from clients. The provider shall maintain records of fees collected, and such records shall be available for audit by the department or its representative. When a client does not pay the fee, the provider shall demonstrate that a reasonable effort has been made to collect the fee. Reasonable effort to collect means an original billing and two follow-up notices of nonpayment.

130.4(2) Monthly income. Rescinded IAB 1/8/92, effective 3/1/92.

130.4(3) Child care services. Rescinded IAB 6/9/04, effective 7/1/04.

130.4(4) Rescinded, effective 7/1/81.

This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 234.6.

Item 4. Amend subrules 130.6(2) and 130.6(3) as follows:

130.6(2) Ensure that there is a department case plan for each individual or family based on assessment of strengths and needs. Furnish appropriate sections of the initial plan and of all updated department case plans to the provider agency when services are purchased for an individual. When individual case management services are being provided under 441—Chapter 24 for persons with mental retardation an intellectual disability, a developmental disability, or chronic mental illness, the individual case management services provider shall distribute the case plans.

130.6(3) Refer the client to other workers or agencies through proper channels, and coordinate all workers involved in the case.

When individual case management services are being provided under 441—Chapter 24 for persons with mental retardation an intellectual disability, a developmental disability, or chronic mental illness, the individual case management services provider shall be responsible for making referrals and coordinating workers as specified in the individual program plan.

Item 5. Amend rule 441—130.7(234) as follows:

441—130.7(234) Case plan. The department worker shall develop a case plan with or on behalf of persons approved to receive services. However, a case plan is not required (1) for child or adult protective investigation assessment, (2) for foster care cases in which the department does not have custody, guardianship or a voluntary placement agreement, or (3) when child care is the only service. A case plan shall be developed with or on behalf of every other person approved to receive services unless the person has a case manager as specified in 441—Chapter 24. When department services are provided before an individual program plan in compliance with 441—Chapter 24 is approved, a department case plan must be developed according to the requirements of this rule.

When individual case management services are being provided under 441—Chapter 24 for persons with mental retardation an intellectual disability, a developmental disability, or chronic mental illness, the rules in 441—Chapter 24 on time limits, plan format and on who develops the plan shall apply for adults and for children whose services are not under court jurisdiction. The department worker shall determine eligibility for those services provided by the department; however, a separate department case plan need not be developed. If the individual program plan does not include sufficient information to meet department service requirements or the requirements in this chapter, the person providing department social casework shall complete either a case plan or addendum and coordinate distribution to the persons who receive the individual program plan with the case manager.

The case plan shall become part of the client's case record. The client shall participate in the development of this plan to the extent possible. The case plan shall be consistent with other service or program plans. A copy of the case plan shall be provided to the client or, when indicated, to the parent or representative of the client. For adult services, the case plan shall be recorded using Form 470-0583, Individual Client Case Plan. For children's services, the case plan shall be known as the case permanency plan and shall be prepared using Form 470-3453, Family Case Plan.

130.7(1) and 130.7(2) No change.

130.7(3) The case plan shall be developed and filed in the case record as follows:

a. In child welfare cases, the case plan shall be developed in partnership with the child, the family, and the caregiver.

(1)The recommendations from the child protective services assessment summary and the safety plan developed with the family shall be considered an initial case plan.

(2)No change.

b. No change.

130.7(4) and 130.7(5) No change.

This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 234.6.

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Rule 441-130.2(4) Rule 441-130.2(5) Rule 441-130.3 Rule 441-130.3(1)"d" Rule 441-130.3(1)"e" Rule 441-130.4 Rule 441-130.6(2) Rule 441-130.6(3) Rule 441-130.7 Rule 441-130.7(2) Rule 441-75.1(7)

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Iowa Code 232.2 Iowa Code 234.6

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