235A.16  Requests for child abuse information.

1.  Requests for child abuse information shall be in writing on forms prescribed by the department, except as otherwise provided by subsection 2. Request forms shall require information sufficient to demonstrate authorized access.

2.  Requests for child abuse information may be made orally by telephone where a person making such a request believes that the information is needed immediately and where information sufficient to demonstrate authorized access is provided. In the event that a request is made orally by telephone, a written request form shall nevertheless be filed within seventy-two hours.

3.  Subsections 1 and 2 do not apply to child abuse information that is disseminated to an employee of the department of human services, to a juvenile court, or to the attorney representing the department as authorized by section 235A.15.

Section History: Early form

  [C75, 77, 79, 81, § 235A.16]

Section History: Recent form

  87 Acts, ch 153, §12

Internal References

  Referred to in § 216A.136, 232.68, 235A.12, 235A.13

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