As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
 1. “Administrator” means the administrator of the child support recovery unit of the department of human services, or the administrator’s designee.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 252C.1

  • Administrator: means the administrator of the child support recovery unit of the department of human services, or the administrator's designee. See Iowa Code 252C.1
  • Caretaker: means a parent, relative, guardian, or another person who is responsible for paying foster care costs pursuant to chapter 234 or whose needs are included in an assistance payment made pursuant to chapter 239B. See Iowa Code 252C.1
  • Child: includes child by adoption. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Department: means the department of human services. See Iowa Code 252C.1
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Medical support: means medical support as defined in section 252E. See Iowa Code 252C.1
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
 2. “Caretaker” means a parent, relative, guardian, or another person who is responsible for paying foster care costs pursuant to chapter 234 or whose needs are included in an assistance payment made pursuant to chapter 239B.
 3. “Court order” means a judgment or order requiring the payment of a set or determinable amount of monetary support. For orders entered on or after July 1, 1990, unless the court specifically orders otherwise, medical support, as defined in section 252E.1, is not included in the amount of monetary support.
 4. “Department” means the department of human services.
 5. “Dependent child” means a person who meets the eligibility criteria established in chapter 234 or 239B and whose support is required by chapter 234, 239B, 252A, 252F, 598, or 600B.
 6. “Medical support” means medical support as defined in section 252E.1.
 7. “Public assistance” means foster care costs paid by the department pursuant to chapter 234 or assistance provided pursuant to chapter 239B.
 8. “Responsible person” means a parent, relative, guardian, or another person legally liable for the support of a child or a child’s caretaker.