Course Curriculum approved by the Iowa Department of Health Abuse Review Panel Application #220 -Expires April 8, 2011.
Iowa law identifies every health practitioner who in the scope of their practice examines, attends, counsels or treats children or dependent adults as a mandatory reporter.
To educate health care workers regarding their role and responsibility as mandatory reporters of suspected child or dependent adult abuse and/or neglect.
Upon completion of the program the participant will be able to:
1. Summarize the historical perspective and Iowa law for abuse reporting & training
2. Review definitions of abuse as defined in Iowa Code section 232.68(2) and 235B.2(5)
3. Describe the physical, psychological, behavioral, environmental and radiographic indicators of child and dependent adult abuse
4. Discuss the requirements for reporting abuse as mandatory versus permissive reporter
5. Review confidentiality provisions, immunity provisions, and penalties for failure to report as described in the Code of Iowa and Iowa Administrative Code
6. Describe handling and disposition of report investigations
7.Provide information identifying causes and risk factors of both child and dependent adult abuse
8. Identify community resources available for assistance and how can be accessed