The Iowa Department of Human Services’ (DHS) goal is to maximize positive outcomes with dependent adults by protecting well-being, empowering independence, and supporting quality of life. Dependent Adult Protective Services (APS) receives reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of dependent adults. Report suspected child abuse without interference from their employer or supervisor (in accordance with Iowa Code section 232.70). The employer or supervisor of a person who is a mandatory reporter cannot apply a policy, work rule, or other requirement that interferes with the person making a report of suspected child abuse.
In 2019, HF 731 modified the requirements for mandatory reporter training for child and dependent adult abuse. The Iowa Department of Human Services is now providing the trainings online for free. The AEA is providing the same trainings online for a fee. Beginning July 1, 2019 the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) will take over the responsibilities for mandatory reporting training. There will be a two hour child abuse and a two hour dependent adult abuse available on the DHS website free of charge.
dependent adult abuse has occurred. DHS maintain s a toll-free telephone line 1-800-362-2178, which is available on a 24 -hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week basis. Any person may use this number to report cases of suspected dependent adult abuse. All authorized persons may also use this number for obtaining dependent adult abuse information. Discuss the reasons why abuse occurs. Summarize Iowa laws regarding Dependent Adult Abuse. State behavioral indicators of adult abuse. Define mandatory reporter and reportable criteria. Summarize the process for reporting dependent adult abuse. Outline the process for evaluation of reports of abuse. Spell out interventions available for.