Psychiatric Mental Institution for Children

Department of Inspections & Appeals


License to operate an institution where 24-hour continuous care and long-term psychiatric services will be provided to children.

Code Citation Iowa Code Chapter 135H

Who Applies Any person wishing to establish a psychiatric medical institution for children must obtain a license to operate the facility in the state of Iowa.

When To Apply Application must be made and a license issued before operations begin.

Initial Requirements Applicants must meet life safety codes. Please contact the State Fire Marshal at 515.281.1137 for more information. Additionally, a certificate of need must be granted by the Iowa Department of Public Heath.

Duration License expires one year after the date issued.

Processing Time 60 days.

Fee Structure License: $25

Renewal Requirements Does not apply.

Exam Does not apply.

Additional Information None.

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Contact Information
Debra Dixon
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street, Third Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319