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Requires prosecuting attorneys make files available to individuals who have been convicted of a felony or an aggravated misdemeanor.

Prohibits an employer from restricting where or when a mental health professional can practice or from contracting for services with a patient the professional previously treated.

Prohibits schools from accommodating a student’s gender identity if differs from the identity on the student’s birth certificate without written parental permission.

Changes requirements for conditional prescription certificates for licensed psychologists.

Expands the psychiatric residency program by adding fellowships.

Prohibits gender identity education for students in grades kindergarten through six. Allows parents/guardians to bring civil action against schools for violations.

Provides for an annual automatic increase in the reimbursement rates for Medicaid providers.

Allows health professionals to provide televised testimony at a hearing related to an individual's involuntary commitment for substance-related disorder or mental illness.

Requires a person's primary health benefits plan to share an explanation of benefits with the secondary health benefits plan within 20 days. 

Makes changes related to mental health and disability services, child in need of assistance proceedings, and confinement of individuals found competent to stand trial. Designates specialties of state mental health institutions (MHIs).

Makes changes to third-party recovery duties for the Medicaid program and HMO taxation.

Makes changes to (and eliminates some) HHS Boards and Commissions.

Establishes a veterans recovery pilot program.

Allows state employees to take paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child.

Requires public schools to include the your life Iowa crisis phone and text number on student ID cards for grades 7-12.

Allows a teacher to remove a disruptive student from the classroom and requires expulsion after three removals.

Requires identify confirmation and eligibility testing for public benefit programs.

Prohibits schools from disciplining employees, contractors, volunteers, and students for addressing others by their legal names (name on birth certificate) or failure to use preferred personal pronouns.

Requires DHHS to adopt Medicaid services reimbursement rates for providers who offer substance abuse and outpatient treatment meeting those guidelines.

Requires Medicaid to provide 12 months of continuous postpartum coverage.

Establishes the professional counselors licensure compact.

Defines "brain health" and states it can be used interchangeably with mental illness, mental health, and behavioral health.

Creates work group to study the impact of technology on students.

Changes when loan repayment is made to a qualified provider (at end of service year instead of at beginning) and clarifies the loan repayments are made annually.

Allows health care providers to refuse to provide medical treatment or referrals if it violates the provider's religious beliefs or moral convictions.

Makes various changes and provisions related to school-related issues.

Makes changes to judicial branch administration.

Prohibits a person from entering a single or multiple occupancy bathroom in a school that does not correspond with the person’s biological sex.

Makes changes to oversight for public assistance programs.

Governor's "parents rights in education" bill makes sweeping changes to sex education (no gender identity and sexual orientation discussion in elementary school), requires all high school students to pass a civics test in order to graduate, requires publishing a list of classroom materials and library books, bans school libraries from having books that describe sex acts, and more. 

Makes changes related to the certificate of need process for health facilities.

Enacts provisions to reorganize all of state government.

Prohibits health care professionals from performing gender affirming or transition procedures (including medication treatment and surgeries) on minors.

Proposes a state constitutional amendment regarding taxes.

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