CHAPTER 44 SERVICE OF PETITIONS AND ORDERS FOR DEPENDENT ADULT PROTECTIVE
SERVICES — PERSONS ENTITLED — PRIORITY
AN ACT relating to service of copies of court documents on certain persons relating to the receipt of emergency protective services by a dependent adult.
Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:
Section 1. Section 235B.19, subsection 3, paragraph a, Code 2017, is amended to read as follows: a. The department shall serve a copy of the petition and any order authorizing protective
services, if issued, on the dependent adult and on persons who are competent adults and reasonably ascertainable at the time the petition is filed in accordance with the following priority: (1) An attorney in fact named by the dependent adult in a durable power of attorney for
health care pursuant to chapter 144B. (2) The dependent adult’s spouse, if not legally separated from the dependent adult. (3) The dependent adult’s children. (4) The dependent adult’s parents. (4) (5) The dependent adult’s grandchildren. (5) (6) The dependent adult’s siblings. (7) The dependent adult’s grandparents. (6) (8) The dependent adult’s aunts and uncles. (7) (9) The dependent adult’s nieces and nephews. (8) (10) The dependent adult’s cousins.
Approved April 12, 2017
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