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III. Reporting Requirements

III. Reporting Requirements

III.                   Reporting Requirements

A.    Employee’s Obligation to Report Suspected Child Abuse

Any Central College employee who in the course of his or her employment Attends to a Minor, and comes to Suspect Child Abuse against such a Minor, must:

The employee may also call the Iowa Department of Human Services Abuse Hotline at 1-800-362-2178, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Certain persons (called “mandatory reporters” under Iowa Code § 239.69(1)) also have additional responsibilities to report all forms of “child abuse” described in Iowa Code § 232.68(2). These mandatory reporters must report suspected abuse to the Iowa Department of Human Services within twenty-four hours, consistent with the reporting procedures under Iowa Code § 232.70. These mandatory reporters receive specialized training on this reporting responsibility, and should be aware of their obligations.

Retaliation against any College employee who reports Suspected Child Abuse in good faith is strictly prohibited.

 

 

B.     Employee’s Obligation to Report Suspected Dependent Adult Abuse

Any Central College employee who in the course of his or her employment Attends to a Dependent Adult, and comes to Suspect Dependent Adult Abuse against such a Dependent Adult, must:

The employee may also call the Iowa Department of Human Services Abuse Hotline at 1-800-362-2178, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Certain persons also have additional responsibilities to report “dependent adult abuse” described in Iowa Code § 235B.2(5)(a). These required reporters must immediately report reasonably suspected abuse to the Iowa Department of Human Services and the person in charge of the dependent adult. These required reporters receive specialized training on this reporting responsibility, and should be aware of their obligations.

Retaliation against any College employee who reports Suspected Dependent Adult Abuse in good faith is strictly prohibited.

Central College employees interacting with Dependent Adults in the course of their employment should avoid being alone, one-on-one, with Dependent Adults, without another adult present or within line of sight.