Every other week throughout the 2022 Iowa legislative session, a newsletter will be posted here with updates on potential legislative action affecting the East Central Region. The ECR Legislative Priorities are as follows:  1. Reduce barriers to availability of Direct Support Professionals and other mental health professionals, 2. Direct the state’s managed care organizations to develop more sustainable rates, a more streamlined billing process, and quicker certification of providers, and 3. Allow the MH/DS Regions to sustain a fund balance of 10% for FY24 and beyond. For more explanations, background and recommendations, please click here for the priorities. Archived newsletter will be available as the session progresses. Check back every other Wednesday to find the newsletters!

The session began Monday, January 10th.  Click the following link for the first ECR Legislative Newsletter of this session! ECR Legislative Newsletter – issue 1