Bill Text: IA HF292 | 2021-2022 | 89th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to child care reimbursement rates under the state child care assistance program.(Formerly HSB 2.)

Spectrum: Committee Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2021-02-17 - Subcommittee: Costello, Mathis, and Sweeney. S.J. 391. [HF292 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2021-HF292-Introduced.html
House File 292 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 292 BY COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 2) A BILL FOR An Act relating to child care reimbursement rates under the 1 state child care assistance program. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1142HV (1) 89 dg/rh
H.F. 292 Section 1. CHILD CARE PROVIDER REIMBURSEMENT 1 RATES. Effective July 1, 2021, for child care providers 2 reimbursed under the state child care assistance program, 3 the department of human services shall set the reimbursement 4 rates of those providers for whom the reimbursement rate is 5 below such percentile at the fiftieth percentile of the most 6 recent market rate survey completed prior to July 1, 2021. The 7 department shall also adjust quality rating system bonuses to 8 reflect the increased child care provider reimbursement rates 9 as appropriate. 10 EXPLANATION 11 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 12 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 13 This bill provides that effective July 1, 2021, for 14 child care providers reimbursed under the state child care 15 assistance program, the department of human services shall 16 set the reimbursement rates of those providers for whom 17 the reimbursement rate is below such percentile at the 50th 18 percentile of the most recent market rate survey completed 19 prior to July 1, 2021. The department shall also adjust 20 quality rating system bonuses to reflect the increased child 21 care provider reimbursement rates as appropriate. 22 -1- LSB 1142HV (1) 89 dg/rh 1/ 1
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