Iowa Statutes and Regulations
Iowa Life Sustaining Procedure (Living Will) Act: Enter 144A
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care: Enter 144B
Out-of-Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate Order: Enter 144A.7A
Powers of Attorney: Enter 633B
Guardianship and Conservatorship: Enter 633.551-633.585
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The Uniform Law Commission (National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws) proposes “model” state l acts for adoption by the states in areas where uniformity of state laws is desirable. These uniform acts must be enacted by individual states in order to become effective. The Uniform Law Commission has promulgated two uniform acts related to substitute decision making which are set forth below.
In 2007 the Uniform Law Commission promulgated the UAGPPJA to address the problems of court jurisdiction over adult guardianships and conservatorships in cases where there are multi-state jurisdictional disputes. Iowa has not adopted the UAGPPJA.
In 2006 the Uniform Law Commission issued the UPOAA. The aim of this Act was to promote the autonomy of principals including older persons and to prevent, detect and redress power of attorney abuse by agents. Iowa has not adopted the Act.
This act provides a simple way for people to deal with their property by providing a power of attorney in case of future incapacity. While chiefly a set of default rules, the act also contains safeguards for the protection of an incapacitated principal.
Powers of Attorney
Guardianship and Conservatorships and Alternatives to Guardianship and Conservatorship Alternatives
Iowa Department on Aging
Iowa Governor's Development Disabilities Council
Iowa Legal Aid Hotline for Older Iowans