1. The rights and duties of a custodian with respect to a child shall be as follows:

 a. To maintain or transfer to another the physical possession of that child.
 b. To protect, train, and discipline that child.
 c. To provide food, clothing, housing, and ordinary medical care for that child.
 d. To consent to emergency medical care, including surgery.
 e. To sign a release of medical information to a health professional.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 600A.2A

  • Child: includes child by adoption. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • 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.
 2. All rights and duties of a custodian shall be subject to any residual rights and duties remaining in a parent or guardian.