HEALTH AND SAFETY
ADULT ABUSE, NEGLECT AND EXPLOITATION ACT
39-5308. Interagency cooperation. (1) In performing the duties set forth in this chapter, the commission or provider may request the assistance of the staffs and resources of all appropriate state departments, agencies and commissions, and local health directors and may utilize any other public or private agencies, groups, or individuals who are appropriate and who may be available. Interagency cooperation shall include the involvement, when appropriate, of law enforcement personnel, department personnel, medical personnel, and any other person or entity deemed necessary due to specialized training in providing services to vulnerable adults. Interagency cooperation may also include access to client information necessary for the provision of services to vulnerable adults.
(2) The commission shall provide to the department on at least a quarterly basis a listing of all alleged perpetrators associated with substantiated allegations of vulnerable adult maltreatment.
(3) The department shall provide to the commission or provider any report of vulnerable adult maltreatment received under this chapter from a skilled nursing facility.
(4) The commission or provider shall provide the department with any report received under this chapter involving allegations of maltreatment occurring in a skilled nursing facility.
(5) The commission, providers, and the department shall conduct a joint investigation and share client and facility information when necessary.
[(39-5308) 1982, ch. 286, sec. 2, p. 737; am. and redesig. 1991, ch. 329, sec. 10, p. 853; am. 1996, ch. 78, sec. 6, p. 251; am. 1998, ch. 308, sec. 8, p. 1024; am. 2000, ch. 274, sec. 121, p. 858; am. 2019, ch. 43, sec. 7, p. 121; am. 2023, ch. 158, sec. 9, p. 434.]