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What are the responsibilities of a guardian for a minor?

A guardian must:

  • Act in the best interest of the minor.
  • Ensure the minor’s health, education, safety, welfare, and support.
  • Maintain regular contact with the minor.
  • Make reasonable efforts to continue the relationship of the minor and the minor’s parents.
  • File an initial care plan and annual reports.
  • Promptly inform the court of any change in the minor’s address or school.
  • See Iowa Code section 232D.402.

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