General Assembly: 76 (1995 Regular GA) - Chapter 50 - Access to dependent adult abuse information


Published: 1995-04-24

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89 lAWS OF THE SEVENlY-SIXTH GA, 1995 SESSION

CHAPTER 50 ACCESS TO DEPENDENT ADULT ABUSE INFORMATION

S.F. 116

CH. 51

AN ACT authorizing certain persons to access dependent adult abuse information.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 235B.6, subsection 2, paragraph b, Code 1995, is amended to read as follows:

b. A person involved in an investigation of dependent adult abuse including all of the following:

(1) A health practitioner or mental health professional who is examining, attending, or treating an adult whom such practitioner or professional believes or has reason to believe has been the victim of abuse or to a health practitioner or mental health professional whose consultation with respect to an adult believed to have been the victim of abuse is requested by the department.

(2) An employee or agent of the department responsible for the investigation of a de- pendent adult abuse report .

.@l A representative of the department involved in the certification or accreditation of an agency or program providing care or services to a dependent adult believed to have been a victim of abuse.

-(6t ffi A law enforcement officer responsible for assisting in an investigation of a de- pendent adult abuse allegation.

fit .®. A multidisciplinary team, if the department of human services approves the composition of the multidisciplinary team and determines that access to the team is neces- sary to assist the department in the investigation, diagnosis, assessment, and disposition of a case of dependent adult abuse. ~ .@ The mandatory reporter who reported the dependent adult abuse in an indi-

vidual case.

Approved April 24, 1995

CHAPTER 51 I

REGUlATION OF HEALTH CARE FACIUTIES -DEPENDENT ADULT ABUSE S.F. 174

AN ACT relating to health facilities under the purview of the department of inspections and appeals.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 135B.9, unnumbered paragraph 1, Code 1995, is amended to read as follows:

The department shall make or cause to be made inspections as it deems necessary in order to determine compliance with applicable rules. A lieeBsee er applieaat fer a lieease desiriB:g te make a speeifie ~e ef alteFatiea er additiea te its faeHities er te eeastAiet aev; faeilities shall, hefere eemmeaeiBg the alteMtiea, additiea, er aew eeastmetiea, suhmit plaas aad SJleeifieatieas te the departmeat fer prelimiBary iBspeetiea aad approval er reeemmeadatieas with respeet te eempliaaee v!#h the applieahle Rl:les eEl standaFds.