Supreme Court order amends requirement for retaining original documents under EDMS
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In 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).

Effective 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.

Read the order and the amended rules here.

The 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.