Abuse Coordinating Unit
The Abuse Coordinating Unit is responsible for the detection, investigation and prosecution of administrative dependent adult abuse in facilities and programs in Iowa.
Resources – Iowa Law
Iowa Code Chapter 235E, "Dependent Adult Abuse in Facilities and Programs"
Iowa Code Chapter 235B, "Dependent Adult Abuse Services"
Resources – Administrative Rules
Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 481—52, "Dependent Adult Abuse in Facilities & Programs"
Resources – Miscellaneous
FAQ for Dependent Adult Abuse
Dependent Adult Abuse Administrative Rules Training
If you suspect dependent adult abuse in a facility or program, report the incident to the Health Facilities Division Complaint Unit. Trained personnel will review the information and determine if an investigation is warranted or if the incident should be referred to a more appropriate government agency.
By telephone: 877-686-0027
By fax: 515-281-7106
Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals
Health Facilities Division/Complaint Unit
Lucas State Office Building - Third Floor
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319 - 0083