Child Abuse Reporting Under Iowa Law
In addition to the reporting obligations of Academic Administrative Officers (AAOs), some university employees, both those designated as AAOs and others, may be designated as mandatory reporters under Iowa’s child abuse reporting law (Iowa Code Section 232.67-232.75) on the basis of their occupations, professional certifications or licensure.
These “mandatory reporters” under state law are professionals who have frequent contact with minors, generally in one of the following disciplines: health (including mental health), education, law enforcement, child care and social work.
All University of Iowa faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to report child abuse to the proper authorities.
Employees who need assistance in determining whether they are a designated “mandatory reporter” under the Code of Iowa should consult their supervisor, or call the Office of the General Counsel at 319-335-3696.
For further information on Iowa’s child abuse reporting law, including a link to a PDF version of the Guide for Mandatory Reporters, please visit the Iowa Department of Human Services website or call the Iowa Child Abuse Hotline toll-free at 1-800-362-2178.
View the Iowa Code
Iowa Code Section 232.68 (Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse) is available online.
More Reporting Options
Use the links below for more information about reporting other types of policy violations.