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  630.163.  Mandatory reporting requirements. — 1.  Any person having reasonable cause to suspect that a vulnerable person presents a likelihood of suffering serious physical harm or is the victim of abuse or neglect shall report such information to the department.  Reports of vulnerable person abuse received by the departments of health and senior services and social services shall be forwarded to the department.

  2.  The report shall be made orally or in writing.  It shall include, if known:

  (1)  The name, age, and address of the vulnerable person;

  (2)  The name and address of any person responsible for the vulnerable person's care;

  (3)  The nature and extent of the vulnerable person's condition; and

  (4)  Other relevant information.

  3.  The department shall have primary responsibility for investigating reported incidents of abuse and neglect of vulnerable persons.

  4.  Reports regarding persons determined not to be vulnerable persons as defined in section 630.005 shall be referred to the appropriate state or local authorities.

  5.  The department shall collaborate with the departments of health and senior services and social services to maintain a statewide toll-free phone number for receipt of reports.


(L. 2007 S.B. 3)

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