Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - Iowa

Date:

Statutes

Website for Statutes:

https://www.legis.iowa.gov/law/iowaCode

Citations:

  • Adoption: title XV, subtitle 1, chapter 600
  • Child protection: title VI, subtitle 6, chapter 235A
  • Child welfare: title VI, subtitle 5, chapter 233; subtitle 6, chapters 234, 235, 237; title XV, subtitle 1, chapter 600A
  • Guardianship: title VI, subtitle 5, chapter 232D
  • Youth services: §§ 234.46; 235.7
  • Indian child welfare: title VI, subtitle 5, chapter 232B

Regulation/Policy

Website for Administrative Code:

https://www.legis.iowa.gov/law/administrativeRules/agencies

Notes:

Click on 'Iowa Administrative Code,' then select 'Human Services Department (441).' See chapters 107, 108, 112-114, 117, 142, 152, 155-158, 160, 172, 175, 187, 200-204:

  • For services for youth aging out of foster care, see chapter 187
  • For the subsidized guardianship program, see chapter 204

Website for Agency Policies:

http://dhs.iowa.gov/policy-manuals

Other Resources

Iowa Court Rules

Tribal code available online:

  • The Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa (Meskwaki Nation), Tribal codes