Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

19.3.10 Investigations of Resident to Resident Allegations in Alternate Care Settings

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 19-Adult Protective Services (APS)
Effective:
12/3/2010
Section:
19.3.10 Investigations of Resident to Resident Allegations in Alternate Care Settings
Version:
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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

Procedure

The SSW: 

  1. Asks the following questions, in addition to the normal intake questions, when a report is received of a resident to resident incident:
    1. Was there a physical or mental injury resulting from the incident?
    2. What is the cognitive status of the residents involved?
    3. Is there a history of incidents involving either of the residents?
    4. What actions were taken by the facility to protect from further incidents?
  2. Makes a determination of whether an investigation is required after gathering the intake information. 1  
 

Footnotes

  1. The initial focus of the investigation is on potential neglect involving the facility.

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