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March 21, 2013

Counties Meet to Discuss Mental Health District


Oskaloosa —

Services provided by current county mental health systems also vary. For instance, Poweshiek County reportedly offers services beyond those available to residents in the other counties. Addressing this issue, and determining what services will be provided by the mental health district, will be done during the 28E process. 

This region also meets state requirements for having a mental health center with qualified providers, a hospital with an inpatient psychiatric unit or state mental health institute nearby. Letters from these providers in each county will also be necessary for the formation of the district. 

Supervisors said they found today's meeting productive, and they have an idea of what they should do next, in each of their counties, before another joint meeting is held.

"It's great to have a working relationship with our neighboring counties," Brock said. Jasper County residents may see a property tax reduction as a result of the district's formation. 

Mahaska County Supervisor Mark Doland said he believed the CPC's had goals in mind for the meeting which helped the gathering's productivity. He believes more information will be needed and his board will keep up with changing mandates. 

"I believe the meeting accomplished what it was supposed to accomplish," Doland said. 

The state's deadline for each region to become functioning is June 30, 2014. This district could choose to be operating, as a region, prior to then if it so desires. 

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