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Information shall be disclosed to the protection and advocacy agency charged with protecting and advocating the rights of people with disabilities for the purposes of investigating incidents of abuse or neglect of persons with disabilities.

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Access to community college student record permitted to alleged victim of any sexual assault or physical abuse.

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Licensed clinic board of directors and its medical director shall establish and adopt written policies and procedures to screen patients for purposes of detecting spousal or partner abuse.

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abuse
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A long-term health care facility shall report all incidents of alleged abuse or suspected abuse of a resident to the department immediately.

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Any physician or surgeon who has under his or her care a person exhibiting signs of abuse, assault or gunshot wounds, the health care provider shall make a report to law enforcement authorities. It is recommended, but not mandatory, that the report include patient statements about past abuse.

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If a person is transferred from a health care facility/community care facility to a hospital and exhibits symptoms of neglect or abuse, the manager of the hospital or patient's physician at the hospital shall notify appropriate authorities. Healthcare providers/persons complying with this statute shall not incur civil or criminal liability, and shall not be disciplined by their employer for doing so.

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Specified cities and counties are authorized to create a two-year pilot project for multidisciplinary family justice centers to assist victims of domestic violence, abuse, human trafficking etc. Each center shall maintain an informed client consent policy about potential disclosure of the center's medical and psychological records to other staff members or law enforcement. The center shall comply with all state and federal laws regarding confidentiality of medical records. A victim's consent to share information within the center shall not be construed as a waiver of confidentiality.

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In order to determine whether a person is in substantial danger of abuse or neglect and needs a conservator, the public guardian or the county's adult protective services agency may petition for the court to order identified health care providers or organizations to provide private medical information about the person to the public guardian's authorized representatives.

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A local law enforcement agency must immediately report to the ombudsman program when the abuse is alleged to have occurred in a long-term care facility or to the county adult protective services if abuse occurred elsewhere. The law enforcement agency must also report the abuse to the agency responsible for investigating cases of elder and dependent adult abuse.

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If the victim of abuse consents, a long-term care ombudsman may report an abuse incident to the adult protective services agency or law enforcement agency to get assistance with the investigation. The ombudsman must report health care facility neglect to the bureau and must not identify the victim if the victim refuses consent to being identified in the report. The bureau and reporting agency must maintain the confidentiality of the report.

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