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Prevention and Protection Services Adult Mandatory Reporters

 

Adult Mandatory Reporters 39-1431

39-1431.  Abuse, neglect or exploitation of certain adults; reporting abuse, neglect or exploitation or need of protective services; persons required to report; penalty of failure to report; posting notice of requirements of act.
 
(a) Any person who is licensed to practice any branch of the healing arts, a licensed psychologist, a licensed master level psychologist, a licensed clinical psychotherapist, the chief administrative officer of a medical care facility, a teacher, a licensed social worker, a licensed professional nurse, a licensed practical nurse, a licensed dentist, a licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist, licensed professional counselor, licensed clinical professional counselor, registered alcohol and drug abuse counselor, a law enforcement officer, a case manager, a rehabilitation counselor, a bank trust officer or any other officers of financial institutions, a legal representative, a governmental assistance provider, an owner or operator of a residential care facility, and independent living counselor and the chief administrative officer of a licensed home health agency, the chief administrative officer of an adult family home and the chief administrative officer of a provider of community services and affiliates thereof operated or funded by the department for children and families or licensed under K.S.A. 75-3307b and amendments thereto who has reasonable cause to believe that an adult is being or has been abused, neglected or exploited or is in need of protective services shall report, immediately from receipt of the information, such information or cause a report of such information to be made in any reasonable manner. An employee of a domestic violence center shall not be required to report information or cause a report of information to be made under this subsection. Other state agencies receiving reports that are to be referred to the department for children and families and the appropriate law enforcement agency, shall submit the reports to the department and agency within six hours, during normal work days, of receiving the information. Reports shall be made to the department for children and families during the normal working week days and hours of operation. Reporters shall be made to law enforcement agencies during the time social and rehabilitation services are not in operation. Law enforcement shall submit the report and appropriate information to the department for children and families on the first working day that department for children and families is in operation after receipt of such information.