The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for the internal and external reporting and the internal review of maltreatment of vulnerable adults. Staff who are mandated reporters must report all of the information they know regarding an incident of known or suspected maltreatment, either internally or externally, in order to meet their reporting requirements under law. All staff of the DAC who encounter maltreatment of a vulnerable adult will take immediate action to ensure the safety of the person s served. Staff will define maltreatment of vulnerable adults as abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation and will refer to the definitions from Minnesota Statutes, section
Maltreatment of vulnerable Adults by CareMate Home Health Care Inc. - Issuu
Licensed Minnesota home care providers and registered home management providers are required to comply with Minn. Statute Effective July 1, , Minnesota has a new statewide adult abuse reporting line. This replaces the individual county common entry points with one number to call to report allegations and complaints of maltreatment. If you have witnessed or know of a vulnerable adult or minor who has been the victim of physical or mental abuse, neglect, financial exploitation or unexplained injuries act now to file a complaint or report an incident. You can find more information at their website here:. Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center.
Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults Reporting Policy for DHS Licensed Programs
CHHCI policy is to ensure the safety and protection of vulnerable adults and minors who, because of physical or mental disability or dependency on institutional services, are particularly vulnerable to maltreatment. CHHCI will ensure a safe environment for vulnerable adults and minors. Maltreatment includes but is not limited to financial exploitation, theft, physical, sexual or mental abuse or any form of neglect. Procedure 1.
As a mandated reporter, if you know or suspect that a vulnerable adult has been maltreated, you must report it immediately within 24 hours. Internal Review When the facility has reason to know that an internal or external report of alleged or suspected maltreatment has been made, the facility must complete an internal review within 30 calendar days and take corrective action, if necessary, to protect the health and safety of vulnerable adults. The internal review must include an evaluation of whether:.