Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Iowa

State and Statute: Iowa, Code §§ 232.67 et seq.

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]

Mandatory Reporters: Includes employees of a licensed child care center, counselors, or mental health professionals, who "in the scope of professional practice or in their employment responsibilities, examines, attends, counsels, or treats a child and reasonably believes a child has suffered abuse." [232.69]

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