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257.01 RECORDS REQUIRED.
Each person or authorized child-placing agency permitted by law to receive children, secure
homes for children, or care for children, shall keep a record containing the name, age, former
residence, legal status, health records, sex, race, and accumulated length of time in foster care, if
applicable, of each child received; the name, former residence, occupation, health history, and
character, of each birth parent; the date of reception, placing out, and adoption of each child, and
the name, race, occupation, and residence of the person with whom a child is placed; the date of
the removal of any child to another home and the reason for removal; the date of termination of
the guardianship; the history of each child until the child reaches the age of 18 years, is legally
adopted, or is discharged according to law; and further demographic and other information as is
required by the commissioner of human services.
History: (4560) Ex1919 c 51 s 1; 1951 c 644 s 1; 1973 c 725 s 47; 1983 c 278 s 1; 1984 c
654 art 5 s 58; 1986 c 444; 1994 c 631 s 31