a supervisory order issued last Friday, Aug. 15, the Iowa Supreme Court
amended the rule governing the requirements for retaining original documents
under EDMS (Electronic Data Management System).
immediately, Rule 16.411(1) is amended to take out the language that "the filer
shall retain the original document for.” The order also adds Rule 16.411(2) to
provide an exception for authorized governmental agencies that have statutory
authority to destroy original documents.
the order and the amended rules here.
Chapter 16 rules are interim rules that govern the process for using EDMS as it
is being implemented. Because they are interim rules, they are not published in
the Iowa Court Rules.