In addition to federal statutes (FVPSA 42 U.S.C. 10402(a)(2)(e); VOCA 42 U.S.C. 10601-10604; VAWA 42 U.S.C. 13925(b)(2)), Iowa Code Section 915.20A (Victim Counselor privilege) prohibits a subrecipient from disclosing, revealing, or releasing confidential client information without the informed, written, reasonably time-limited consent of the person (or in the case of an unemancipated minor, the minor and the parent or guardian or in the case of legal incapacity, a court-appointed guardian) about whom information is sought, whether for this program or any other Federal, State, tribal, or territorial grant program, except that consent for release may not be given by the abuser of the minor, an incapacitated person, or the abuser of the other parent of the minor. If a minor who is of sufficient age and maturity to understand the ramification of waiving privilege, or is a person with a legally appointed guardian, permitted by law to receive services without the parent or guardian's consent, the minor or person with a guardian may give informed consent to release information.
Grantees may use the CVAD General Release of Information form to obtain consent from the client to release their information