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Vulnerable Children & Adults Final 10-15-09 -   4.1 - Adult Protective Services Investigations

 
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Vulnerable Children & Adults Final 10-15-09
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4.1 - Adult Protective Services Investigations

Are we completing APS investigations within the 90-day policy requirement?

 
 
 
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Data Notes For reports received through CY09 Qtr 2
Data Source: APS Automated System
Measure Definition:
Target Rationale: Response times required by RCW 74.34.063 and LTC Manual APS Section 2 Investigation Response Priority Categories
Link to Agency Strategic Plan:

Goal #2 in the Aging and Disability Services Administration Strategic Plan 2009-2013: Continue Efforts to Enhance Quality of Services.

Relevance:

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.

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 Drill Down Measures

 Summary Analysis

Aging and Disability Services Administration continues to meet Adult Protective Services required response times for intake and investigation of reported abuse and neglect.

Definition of APS Priorities:

  • High - Serious or life-threatening harm is occurring or appears to be imminent.  Investigate within 24 hours.
  • Medium - Harm that is more than minor, but does not appear serious or life-threatening.  It may be past, present, or possible in the future.  Investigate within five working days.
  • Low - Harm that poses a minor risk to health or safety.  It may be past, present, or possible in the future. Investigate within 10 working days.

 

Key Action Item:

Continue to manage resources to ensure APS response time requirements are met.