Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

19.5 Criteria for Reports that are Not Accepted

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:
12/2/2015
Section:
19.5 Criteria for Reports that are Not Accepted
Version:
3

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Content in this section has been merged into SOP 19.3 Acceptance Criteria and Reports that do not Meet.

Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

Procedure

  1. The FSOS may reject the following as a report for adult protective services investigation:
    1. The reporting source does not provide sufficient information to determine that the alleged victim:
      1. Has a mental or physical dysfunction;
      2. Is unable to manage his/her own resources, carry out the activity of daily living or protect himself from neglect, exploitation, or a hazardous or abusive situation without assistance from others; and
      3. Needs protective services;
    2. The alleged victim is under the age of eighteen (18) and not married to the alleged perpetrator at the time of the alleged abusive incident. 
    3. The alleged victim is cohabitating and under the age of eighteen (18). 
    4. There is insufficient information to identify or locate the adult, or explore leads to identify or locate the adult;
    5. A specific act of abuse, neglect or exploitation is not alleged;
    6. The reporting source reports that an adult is improperly dressed for some activities, but the clothing deficiency does not result in harm to the well-being of the adult;
    7. The reporting source reports that the caretaker provides nutritious food irregularly or in insufficient amounts, but there is not an impairment in the health of the adult;
    8. The reporting source reports inadequate hygiene conditions that, although not optimal, do not adversely affect the well-being of the adult;
    9. The reporting source reports of threats to commit suicide;
    10. The adult’s right to self determination and lifestyle issues are compromised with no allegation of abuse, neglect or exploitation; or
    11. The report concerns a situation or specific incident investigated in the past thirty (30) days and no new or additional information or change in the adult's circumstances is communicated by the reporting source.
  2. When a report does not meet the criteria for investigation, the SSW:
    1. Provides information pertaining to acceptance criteria to the individual making the report;
    2. Review reports not requiring investigation to determine if they can be referred; and
    3. Enters the report as a resource linkage and documents the reason for not accepting the report.
 

Footnotes

  1. A report may be made for child protective services as appropriate.

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