Mental Health and Disability Services Commission
The Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services (MHDS) Commission is the state policy-making body for the provision of services to persons with mental illness, intellectual disabilities or other developmental disabilities, or brain injury. It is authorized by Section 225C.5 of the Code of Iowa.
The Commission currently consists of eighteen voting members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by a two-thirds vote of the Senate. Commission members are appointed on the basis of interest and experience in the fields of mental health, intellectual disabilities or other developmental disabilities, and brain injury, and to ensure adequate representation from persons with disabilities and individuals who have knowledge concerning disability services. The Commission is required to meet at least four times a year. Meetings are open to the public.
2023 MHDS Commission Members List (Updated June 2023)
MHDS Annual Reports
MHDS Reports & Recommendations
Regarding Commission Meetings and Public Access
Meeting notices and other information are distributed by email prior to Commission meetings. For current information about Commission meetings and activities, or to be added to the electronic distribution list to receive meeting notices, contact the Commission.