Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Iowa

STATE AND STATUTE: Iowa, Code §§ 232.67 et seq. (originally enacted in 1982; statute language affecting what appears here most recently amended in 2017; all language verified here as of November of 2017)

WHAT IS REPORTABLE "ABUSE": Physical, sexual, or mental abuse by "a person responsible for the care of a child" (includes a parent, guardian, foster parent, relative, or any other person with whom the child resides and who assumes care or supervision of the child without reference to the length of time or continuity of such residence, an employee of any facility providing care for a child, or any person providing care for a child but with whom the child does not reside, without reference to the duration of the care). [232.68]

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