Certification for Providers of Mental Health Services

Iowa Health and Human Services


Mental health service providers serving persons with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and developmental disabilities must meet specific standards that serve as the foundation of a performance-based review of those accredited organizations.

Code Citation IAC 441-24

Who Applies An organization that provides mental health services to individuals must meet state standards to be accredited by the State of Iowa.

When To Apply An application may be submitted at any time.

Initial Requirements Contact the Division of Behavioral Health Services for more information.

Duration Initial accreditation is valid for 270 calendar days.

Processing Time Approximately 3 months.

Fee Structure No fees.

Renewal Requirements Does not pertain.

Exam Does not pertain.

Additional Information None.

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Contact Information
Theresa Armstrong
Lucas State Office Building
321 E 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319