Iowa - Suicide Prevention Policy: Policy or Plan Requirements

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Iowa Code 256.7 Duties of state board.

[Coding note: State law amended in 2018 to require districts to adopt protocols for suicide prevention; state law does not contribute to coding.]

  1. a. For purposes of this subsection:
    • (1) “Adverse childhood experience” means the same as defined in section 279.70.
    • (2) “Postvention” means the same as defined in section 279.70.

b. Adopt rules to require school districts to adopt protocols for suicide prevention and postvention and the identification of adverse childhood experiences and strategies to mitigate toxic stress response. The protocols shall be based on nationally recognized best practices.

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