Adopted and Filed

Purpose and function, ch 1

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ARC 3054C


Adopted and Filed

Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code section 237.18, the Child Advocacy Board (Board) hereby rescinds Chapter 1, "Purpose and Function," Iowa Administrative Code, and adopts a new Chapter 1 with the same title.

The new Chapter 1 removes obsolete language, updates references to the "Foster Care Review Board" by replacing that term with the term "Child Advocacy Board" where applicable, adds procedures and protocols for the operation of the court appointed special advocate (CASA) program and includes language pertaining to the receiving and administering of funds received by the Board.

The Board does not believe that this amendment poses a financial hardship on any regulated entity or individual.

Notice of Intended Action was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on March 15, 2017, as ARC 2974C. The Board received no comments during the public comment period. However, one technical change was made to include a previously omitted Iowa Code citation in the chapter's implementation sentence.

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.

This amendment is intended to implement Iowa Code sections 237.15 and 237.16.

This amendment will become effective June 14, 2017.

The following amendment is adopted.

Rescind 489—Chapter 1 and adopt the following new chapter in lieu thereof:



489—1.1(237) Purpose. The child advocacy board is established by Iowa Code section 237.16 to carry out all duties described in Iowa Code section 237.18. The board is charged with the responsibility of establishing a foster care registry, establishing local review boards to review cases of children in foster care, establishing a training program for board members, establishing procedures and protocols for administering the court appointed special advocate program, receiving and administering funds received for the state board's programs and annually reporting findings and making recommendations to the governor, general assembly, the supreme court, the chief judge of each judicial district, the department, and child-placing agencies.

1.1(1) Location. The child advocacy board is located in the Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0083; telephone (515)281-7621. Office hours are 8 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on state holidays. The child advocacy board is created within the department of inspections and appeals.

1.1(2) Definitions. The following definitions apply to the rules of the child advocacy board.

This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code sections 17A.3, 237.15, and 237.16.

[Filed 4/20/17, effective 6/14/17]

[Published 5/10/17]

Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 5/10/17.

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Iowa Code 17A.3 Iowa Code 229 Iowa Code 232.2 Iowa Code 232.2(4) Iowa Code 234.1 Iowa Code 234.35 Iowa Code 237.15 Iowa Code 237.16 Iowa Code 237.18 Iowa Code 237.19


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