4.1 - Adult Protective Services InvestigationsAre we completing APS investigations within the 90-day policy requirement?
Goal #2 in the Aging and Disability Services Administration Strategic Plan 2009-2013: Continue Efforts to Enhance Quality of Services.
This measure is part of ADSA’s core business requirement to protect the health and safety of vulnerable adults. Meeting the response times for investigating reported abuse and neglect are crucial to the state’s safety net for vulnerable adults.
The percentage of investigations open more than 90 days has increased slightly, to 24% in the fourth quarter of 2010.
Financial exploitation and self-neglect cases continue to be the majority of investigations that take longer than 90 days to resolve, often due to difficulties with records retrieval from financial institutions, as well as pending guardianship and fiduciary actions.
Legislation that passed in 2010 is designed to encourage banks to turn over financial information to law enforcement and the Department (SSB 6202).
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