Iowa Admin. Code r. 281-56.28 - Other groups of records routinely available for public inspection

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 12, December 15, 2021

This rule describes groups of records maintained by the division other than record systems. These records are routinely available to the public, with the exception of parts of the records that contain confidential information. This rule generally describes the nature of the records, the type of information contained therein, and whether the records are confidential in whole or in part.

(1) Rule making. Rule-making records, including public comments on proposed rules, are not confidential.
(2) Council and commission records. Agendas, minutes, and materials presented to any council or commission required under the Act are available to the public with the exception of those records that are exempt from disclosure under Iowa Code section 21.5. Council and commission records are available from the main office of the division at 510 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319.
(3) Publications. News releases, annual reports, project reports, agency newsletters, and other publications are available from the main office of the division at 510 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50319. Brochures describing various division programs are also available at local offices of the division.
(4) Statistical reports. Periodic reports of statistical information on expenditures, numbers and types of case closures, and aggregate data on various client characteristics are compiled as needed for agency administration or as required by the federal funding source and are available to the public.
(5) Grants. Records of persons receiving grants from division services are available through the main office of the division. Grant records contain information about grantees and may contain information about employees of a grantee that has been collected pursuant to federal requirements.
(6) Published materials. The division uses many legal and technical publications, which may be inspected by the public upon request. Some of these materials may be protected by copyright law.
(7) Policy manuals. Manuals containing the policies and procedures for programs administered by the division are available in every office of the division. Subscriptions to all or some of the manuals are available at the cost of production and handling. Requests for subscription information should be addressed to Vocational Rehabilitation Services Division, 510 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319.
(8) Operating expense records. The division maintains records of the expense of operation of the division, including records related to office rent, employee travel expenses, and costs of supplies and postage, all of which are available to the public.
(9) Training records. Lists of training programs, the persons approved to attend, and associated costs are maintained in these records, which are available to the public.
(10) Facility surveys. Records of division reviews of facilities providing services to the division are maintained and used to determine the current acceptable fee schedule. Information about individuals may be included in these records; therefore, parts of the records may be confidential.
(11) All other records that are not exempted from disclosure by law.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 281-56.28
ARC 8806B, lAB 6/2/10, effective 7/7/10 Amended by IAB December 10, 2014/Volume XXXVII, Number 12, effective 1/14/2015 Amended by IAB December 7, 2016/Volume XXXIX, Number 12, effective 1/11/2017

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