§ 235E.1 Definitions
§ 235E.2 Dependent adult abuse reports in facilities and programs
§ 235E.3 Prevention of additional dependent adult abuse — notification of rights.
§ 235E.4 Chapter 235B application
§ 235E.5 Rulemaking authority
§ 235E.6 Dependent adult abuse finding — notification to employer and employee.
§ 235E.7 Appeal process — dependent adult abuse.

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 235E

  • Caretaker: means a person who is a staff member of a facility or program who provides care, protection, or services to a dependent adult voluntarily, by contract, through employment, or by order of the court. See Iowa Code 235E.1
  • Court: means the district court. See Iowa Code 235E.1
  • Department: means the department of inspections and appeals. See Iowa Code 235E.1
  • Dependent adult: means a person eighteen years of age or older whose ability to perform the normal activities of daily living or to provide for the person's own care or protection is impaired, either temporarily or permanently. See Iowa Code 235E.1
  • Dependent adult abuse: means :
     (1) Any of the following as a result of the willful misconduct or gross negligence or reckless acts or omissions of a caretaker, taking into account the totality of the circumstances:
     (a) A physical injury to, or injury which is at a variance with the history given of the injury, or unreasonable confinement, unreasonable punishment, or assault of a dependent adult which involves a breach of skill, care, and learning ordinarily exercised by a caretaker in similar circumstances. See Iowa Code 235E.1
  • Exploitation: means a caretaker who knowingly obtains, uses, endeavors to obtain to use, or who misappropriates, a dependent adult's funds, assets, medications, or property with the intent to temporarily or permanently deprive a dependent adult of the use, benefit, or possession of the funds, assets, medication, or property for the benefit of someone other than the dependent adult. See Iowa Code 235E.1
  • Facility: means a health care facility as defined in section 135C. See Iowa Code 235E.1
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • oath: includes affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in like cases the word "swear" includes "affirm". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Person: means person as defined in section 4. See Iowa Code 235E.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
  • Program: means an elder group home as defined in section 231B. See Iowa Code 235E.1
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Support services: includes but is not limited to community-based services including area agency on aging assistance, mental health services, fiscal management, home health services, housing-related services, counseling services, transportation services, adult day services, respite services, legal services, and advocacy services. See Iowa Code 235E.1
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1