§ 237.1 Definitions
§ 237.2 Purpose
§ 237.3 Rules
§ 237.4 License required — exceptions.
§ 237.5 License application and issuance — denial, suspension, or revocation — provisional licenses.
§ 237.5A Foster parent training
§ 237.6 Restricted use of facility
§ 237.7 Reports and inspections
§ 237.8 Personnel
§ 237.9 Confidential information
§ 237.11 Penalty
§ 237.12 Injunctive relief
§ 237.13 Foster home insurance fund
§ 237.14 Enhanced foster care services
§ 237.14A Reasonable and prudent parent standard — immunity from liability.
§ 237.15 Definitions
§ 237.16 Child advocacy board
§ 237.17 Foster care registry
§ 237.18 Duties of state board
§ 237.19 Local citizen foster care review boards
§ 237.20 Local board duties
§ 237.21 Confidentiality of records — penalty.
§ 237.22 Case permanency plan

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 237 - Child Foster Care Facilities

  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Child: includes but shall not be limited to a stepchild, foster child, or legally adopted child and means a child actually or apparently under eighteen years of age, and a dependent person eighteen years of age or over who is unable to maintain the person's self and is likely to become a public charge. See Iowa Code 252A.2
  • Court: shall mean and include any court upon which jurisdiction has been conferred to determine the liability of persons for the support of dependents. See Iowa Code 252A.2
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the department of human services. See Iowa Code 249L.2
  • Dependent: shall mean and include a spouse, child, mother, father, grandparent, or grandchild who is in need of and entitled to support from a person who is declared to be legally liable for such support. See Iowa Code 252A.2
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Institution: means a birthing hospital. See Iowa Code 252A.2
  • Judicial officer: means a supreme court justice, a judge of the court of appeals, a district judge, a district associate judge, an associate juvenile judge, an associate probate judge, or a magistrate. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Nursing facility: includes a non-state government-owned nursing facility if the nursing facility participates in the non-state government-owned nursing facility quality of care rate add-on program. See Iowa Code 249L.2
  • 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
  • property: includes personal and real property. 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
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1