Establishment and Maintenance of Central Registries for Child Abuse or Neglect Reports - Iowa

Date: May 2018

Establishment

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 235A.14

There is created within the State Department of Human Services a central registry for certain child abuse information.

Purpose

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 235A.14

The registry shall collect, maintain, and disseminate child abuse information.

Contents

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 235A.14

The registry shall:

  • Accept reports of suspected child abuse or neglect
  • Maintain records of any previous reports of abuse or neglect of the same child or another child in the same family
  • Include report data and disposition data

The registry shall not include assessment data.

Maintenance

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 235A.14

The department shall organize and staff the registry and adopt rules for its operation.