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Iowa Statutes & Administrative Rules

The Iowa workers' compensation system is governed by the Iowa Code, Iowa Administrative Code, decisions and orders of the Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner, and decisions of Iowa courts.

Iowa Code

The following chapters of the Iowa Code govern the Iowa workers' compensation system. To view a chapter, click on the corresponding link.

Iowa Code Chapter 85 --  Workers' Compensation

Iowa Code Chapter 85A -- Occupational Disease Compensation

Iowa Code Chapter 85B -- Occupational Hearing Loss

Iowa Code Chapter 86 -- Division of Workers' Compensation*

*The Iowa General Assembly enacted Senate File 514 (2023), legislation that took effect July 1, 2023, which transfers Iowa Code chapter 86 to Iowa Code sections 10A.303 through 10A.333. The Code Editor will be publishing the amended Iowa Code before the 2024 legislative session. The Legislative Services Agency will be publishing the Iowa Acts chapter containing this legislation. To view the legislation, click here.

Iowa Code Section 87.22 -- Exclusion From Workers’ Compensation or Employers’ Liability Coverage — Corporate Officers, Proprietors, Limited Liability Company Members, Limited Liability Partners, and Partners

Iowa Code Chapter 17A -- Iowa Administrative Procedure Act

For more resources relating to the Iowa Code, click here.

Iowa Administrative Code

For information about administrative rules adopted by the Commissioner, click here.