233.6  Educational and public information.

The department of human services, in consultation with the Iowa department of public health and the department of justice, shall develop and distribute the following:

1.  An information card or other publication for distribution by an institutional health facility to a parent who releases custody of a newborn infant in accordance with this chapter. The publication shall inform the parent of a parent's rights under section 233.4, explain the request for medical history information under section 233.2, subsection 2, and provide other information deemed pertinent by the departments.

2.  Educational materials, public information announcements, and other resources to develop awareness of the availability of the newborn safe haven Act, among adolescents, young parents, and others who might avail themselves of the Act.

3.  Signage that may be used to identify the institutional health facilities at which physical custody of a newborn infant may be relinquished in accordance with this chapter.

Section History: Recent form

  2001 Acts, ch 67, §6, 13

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