Mandatory reporter training, amendments to ch 15
AGING, DEPARTMENT ON
Notice of Intended Action
Twenty-five interested persons, a governmental subdivision, an agency or association of 25 or more persons may demand an oral presentation hereon as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b."
Notice is also given to the public that the Administrative Rules Review Committee may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this proposed action under section 17A.8(6) at a regular or special meeting where the public or interested persons may be heard.
Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code sections 231.23 and 17A.3, the Department on Aging hereby gives Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 15, "Elder Abuse Prevention Initiative and Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training," Iowa Administrative Code.
These proposed amendments rescind rule 17—15.20(231) to eliminate mandatory reporter training provided by the Department. The Department created the mandatory reporter training when there was an identified gap in the availability of this service in Iowa. There are now 24 pages of approved curriculum and providers of mandatory reporter training listed on the Iowa Department of Public Health Web site. Because a significant number of training providers and curriculum options are available, it is no longer necessary for the Department to provide this training. These amendments also change the title of Chapter 15 to "Elder Abuse Prevention and Awareness."
Any interested person may make written suggestions or comments on the proposed amendments on or before April 4, 2017. Such written comments or suggestions should be directed to Brian Majeski, Iowa Department on Aging, Jessie M. Parker Building, 510 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319. E-mail may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no adverse impact on jobs has been found.
These amendments are intended to implement Iowa Code section 231.56A.
The following amendments are proposed.
Item 1. Amend 17—Chapter 15, title, as follows:
ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION INITIATIVE AND DEPENDENT ADULT ABUSE
MANDATORY REPORTER TRAINING ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION AND AWARENESS
Item 2. Rescind rule 17—15.20(231).
Item 3. Renumber rule 17—15.21(231) as 17—15.20(231).