SUGGESTED CITIES WITN HI THE COUNTY CAN PASS THR EI OWN BANS NEXT. NEW TONIGHT – MESO LAWMAKER- APPROVED CHANGES TO IOWA’S CHILDCARE AND MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS — ARE NOW LAW. GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS SIGNED OFF ON A LAW TODAY. IT ALLOWS CHILDCE AR CENTERS TO COLLECT MORE MONEY PER CHILD — FOR FAMILIES O WH RELY ON THE STATE CHILDCARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. THE GOVERNOR ALSO SIGN ED INTO LAW – A BILL THAT CREATES A LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM FOR SOME MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS. THE GOVERNOR AL SO EXPANDED THE STATE’S SAFE HAVEN LAW. TODAY’S CHANGE NOW ALLOWS FAMILIES TO SURRENDER A CHILD UP TO THREE MONT O

Gov. Reynolds signs child care, mental health bills into law

Some lawmaker-approved changes to Iowa’s childcare and mental health systems were signed into law on Monday by Gov. Kim Reynolds.One law Reynolds signed allows child care centers to collect more money per child for families who rely on the state childcare assistance program.The governor also signed into law a bill that creates a loan repayment program for some mental health professionals.In addition, the governor expanded the state’s Safe Haven Law. The change now allows families to surrender a child up to three months old. Before, the age limit was one month.A full list of the bills signed into law on Monday can be found here.

Some lawmaker-approved changes to Iowa’s childcare and mental health systems were signed into law on Monday by Gov. Kim Reynolds.

One law Reynolds signed allows child care centers to collect more money per child for families who rely on the state childcare assistance program.

The governor also signed into law a bill that creates a loan repayment program for some mental health professionals.

In addition, the governor expanded the state’s Safe Haven Law. The change now allows families to surrender a child up to three months old. Before, the age limit was one month.

A full list of the bills signed into law on Monday can be found here.

By Percy