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39-1404. Same; duties of Kansas department for aging and disability services and department of health and environment; personal visit; investigation and evaluation; information provided to certain persons. (a) The department of health and environment or the Kansas department for aging and disability services upon receiving a report that a resident is being, or has been, abused, neglected or exploited, or is in a condition which is the result of such abuse, neglect or exploitation or is in need of protective services shall:

(1) When a criminal act has occurred or has appeared to have occurred, immediately notify, in writing, the appropriate law enforcement agency;

(2) make a personal visit with the involved resident:

(A) Within 24 hours when the information from the reporter indicates imminent danger to the health or welfare of the involved resident;

(B) within three working days for all reports of suspected abuse, when the information from the reporter indicates no imminent danger; or

(C) within five working days for all reports of neglect or exploitation when the information from the reporter indicates no imminent danger.

(3) Complete, within 30 working days of receiving a report, a thorough investigation and evaluation to determine the situation relative to the condition of the involved resident and what action and services, if any, are required. The investigation shall include, but not be limited to, consultation with those individuals having knowledge of the facts of the particular case; and

(4) prepare, upon a completion of the evaluation of each case, a written assessment which shall include an analysis of whether there is or has been abuse, neglect or exploitation; recommended action; a determination of whether protective services are needed; and any follow up.

(b) The department which investigates the report shall inform the complainant, upon request of the complainant, that an investigation has been made and, if the allegations of abuse, neglect or exploitation have been substantiated, that corrective measures will be taken if required upon completion of the investigation or sooner if such measures do not jeopardize the investigation.

(c) The Kansas department for aging and disability services may inform the chief administrative officer of a facility as defined by K.S.A. 39-923, and amendments thereto, within 30 days of confirmed findings of resident abuse, neglect or exploitation.

History: L. 1980, ch. 124, § 4; L. 1983, ch. 149, § 4; L. 1990, ch. 153, § 4; L. 1997, ch. 161, § 5; L. 1998, ch. 200, § 6; L. 2003, ch. 91, § 5; L. 2003, ch. 149, § 27; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 159; July 1.

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