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Bills address mental health in Iowa

 

March 24, 2022



Over the last five years, the Iowa Legislature has passed bipartisan mental health reform, created the state’s first ever children’s mental health system, created long-term sustainable funding for the Mental Health and Disability Services Regions, provided significant funds to mental health providers through Medicaid rates, and expanded access to mental health care through telehealth.

The efforts to tackle mental health issues in our state are not easy, involve several entities and do not have one solution. Last week, the House overwhelmingly passed three pieces of legislation to addres...



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