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39-1402. Abuse, neglect or exploitation of residents; reporting abuse, neglect or exploitation or need of protective services; persons required to report; contents of report; posting notice of requirements of act; penalty for failure to report. (a) Any person who is licensed to practice any branch of the healing arts, a licensed psychologist, a licensed master level psychologist, a licensed clinical psychotherapist, a chief administrative officer of a medical care facility, an adult care home administrator or operator, a licensed social worker, a licensed professional nurse, a licensed practical nurse, a licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist, licensed professional counselor, licensed clinical professional counselor, registered alcohol and drug abuse counselor, a teacher, a bank trust officer and any other officers of financial institutions, a legal representative or a governmental assistance provider who has reasonable cause to believe 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 report immediately such information or cause a report of such information to be made in any reasonable manner to the Kansas department for aging and disability services with respect to residents defined under subsection (a)(1) of K.S.A. 39-1401, and amendments thereto, to the department of health and environment with respect to residents defined under subsection (a)(2) of K.S.A. 39-1401, and amendments thereto, and to the Kansas department for children and families and appropriate law enforcement agencies with respect to all other residents. Reports made to one department which are required by this subsection to be made to the other department shall be referred by the department to which the report is made to the appropriate department for that report, and any such report shall constitute compliance with this subsection. Reports shall be made during the normal working week days and hours of operation of such departments. Reports shall be made to law enforcement agencies during the time the departments are not open for business. Law enforcement agencies shall submit the report and appropriate information to the appropriate department on the first working day that such department is open for business. A report made pursuant to K.S.A. 65-4923 or 65-4924, and amendments thereto, shall be deemed a report under this section.

(b) The report made pursuant to subsection (a) shall contain the name and address of the person making the report and of the caretaker caring for the resident, the name and address of the involved resident, information regarding the nature and extent of the abuse, neglect or exploitation, the name of the next of kin of the resident, if known, and any other information which the person making the report believes might be helpful in an investigation of the case and the protection of the resident.

(c) Any other person, not listed in subsection (a), having reasonable cause to suspect or believe 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 may report such information to the Kansas department for aging and disability services with respect to residents defined under subsection (a)(1) of K.S.A. 39-1401, and amendments thereto, to the department of health and environment with respect to residents defined under subsection (a)(2) of K.S.A. 39-1401, and amendments thereto, and to the Kansas department for children and families with respect to all other residents. Reports made to one department which are to be made to the other department under this section shall be referred by the department to which the report is made to the appropriate department for that report.

(d) Notice of the requirements of this act and the department to which a report is to be made under this act shall be posted in a conspicuous public place in every adult care home and medical care facility in this state.

(e) Any person required to report information or cause a report of information to be made under subsection (a) who knowingly fails to make such report or cause such report to be made shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

History: L. 1980, ch. 124, § 2; L. 1983, ch. 149, § 2; L. 1985, ch. 152, § 1; L. 1986, ch. 299, § 6; L. 1990, ch. 153, § 2; L. 1998, ch. 200, § 5; L. 2001, ch. 154, § 3; L. 2003, ch. 91, § 3; L. 2003, ch. 149, § 26; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 158; July 1.



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