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1360 Death Allegations

APS IH / December 2010

APS does not investigate allegations of abuse or neglect of persons age 65 or older or adults with disabilities that have already resulted in the death of that adult at the time the allegation is made, except as outlined in policy.

See:

3570 Client Dies During Service Delivery

3572 Procedure When a Death Is Related to Natural Causes, an Accident, or Self-Neglect During Service Delivery

1361 Procedure for Death Allegations

APS IH / May 2011

The APS specialist:

  •   investigates allegations of the death of a person age 65 or older or an adult with a disability as outlined in policy;

  •   refers by phone all other allegations of the death of persons age 65 or older and adults with disabilities to the appropriate law enforcement agency; and

  •   investigates and provides protective services to other at-risk persons age 65 or older or adults with disabilities who reside in the same location as the deceased as appropriate.

See 3572 Procedure When a Death Is Related to Natural Causes, an Accident, or Self-Neglect During Service Delivery.

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