Mandatory Reporting of Dependent Adult and Elder Abuse in Iowa - SLPA6246

Mandatory Reporting of Dependent Adult and Elder Abuse in Iowa

by Teresa Crowe, PhD, LICSW, LCSWC
SLPA6246
(3.8 / 12 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Audiology/SLP (0.20 CEU)

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Summary:

Dependent adult and elder abuse is an unfortunate occurrence, yet widespread in the United States. Elders and dependent adults are often the targets of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse; and neglect. While federal law broadly defines dependent adult and elder abuse, each state is charged with refining and specifying what constitutes dependent and elder abuse, and outlining report and investigation procedures. Clinicians should pay attention to particular indicators of abuse during an assessment. Iowa Code defines categories of mandatory reporters who are required to report cases of suspected dependent and elder abuse. The Iowa Department of Human Services provides guidelines about the process for assessment and investigation procedures for these reports. DHS staff members assess the level of risk to the dependent adult or elder and make recommendations for action to ensure the safety and well-being of the individual.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to explain Iowa laws related to dependent adult and elder adult abuse. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the different types of elder and dependent adult abuse
  • Explain why abuse occurs and barriers to reporting
  • List at least two indicators of each type of abuse
  • Name at least three professional disciplines that are mandatory reporters
  • Describe at least one way interprofessional team members can collaborate when reporting
  • Explain the penalties for failure to report
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including social workers, athletic trainers, audiologists, dietitians, EMTs and paramedics, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physical therapists, physicians, psychologists, respiratory therapists, and speech language pathologists.
 
Audiologists and speech language pathologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
This course has not been registered with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is therefore not eligible for ASHA CEUs. However, the contents of this course may be used to satisfy some state licensure requirements for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Please check with your state board to determine eligibility. Click here to access state board information.
 
"Mandatory Reporting of Dependent Adult and Elder Abuse in Iowa" is approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health to satisfy the requirement for professional licensure for social workers, athletic trainers, audiologists, dietitians, EMTs and paramedics, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, psychologists, respiratory therapists, and speech language pathologists, course approval #3900, approval date 5/8/2017 to 5/8/2020.

Course Originally Released on: 4/19/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/19/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/8/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Miki F - Wilmington, DE  ·  Oct 02, 2018
helpful to know law reinforcement
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Dawn C - West Islip, NY  ·  Sep 01, 2018
Sometimes the codes and numbers were a little confusing, but the information presented in the course was excellent
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Michael G - KATY, TX  ·  Aug 27, 2018
very interesting and so important to share
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Juli S - Prairie du Chien, WI  ·  Dec 07, 2017
Boring. Felt like reading a dictionary of words that I already knew.
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Nicole M - Prairie du Chien, WI  ·  Dec 07, 2017
Content appropriate and supportive.
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