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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 30. Department For Aging And Rehabilitative Services
Chapter 100. Adult Protective Services

22VAC30-100-15. Mandated reporters.

Reports shall be made forthwith by the following persons acting in their professional capacity upon their suspicion that adult abuse, neglect or exploitation has occurred:

1. Any person licensed, certified, or registered by health regulatory boards listed in § 54.1-2503 of the Code of Virginia, with the exception of persons licensed by the Board of Veterinary Medicine;

2. Any mental health services provider as defined in § 54.1-2400.1 of the Code of Virginia;

3. Any emergency medical services personnel certified by the Board of Health pursuant to § 32.1-111.5 of the Code of Virginia, unless such personnel immediately reports the suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation directly to the attending physician at the hospital to which the adult is transported, who shall make such report forthwith;

4. Any guardian or conservator of an adult;

5. Any person employed by or contracted with a public or private agency or facility and working with adults in an administrative, supportive or direct care capacity;

6. Any person providing full, intermittent or occasional care to an adult for compensation including, but not limited to, companion, chore, homemaker, and personal care workers;

7. Any law-enforcement officer; and

8. Medical facilities inspectors of the Department of Health. However, medical facilities inspectors are exempt from reporting suspected abuse immediately while conducting federal inspection surveys in accordance with Title XVIII (§ 1846) and Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as amended, of certified nursing facilities as defined in § 32.1-123 of the Code of Virginia. Findings of adult abuse, neglect or exploitation by a medical facilities inspector shall be made known to adult protective services after the exit conference at the facility so that the local department can provide follow up to facility residents who may be at risk of further abuse, neglect or exploitation.

Statutory Authority

§ 51.5-131 of the Code of Virginia; 42 USC § 1397(3).

Historical Notes

Former 22VAC40-740-15, derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2007; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 23, eff. September 1, 2009; renumbered as 22VAC30-100-15, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 1, eff. October 9, 2013.

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