Appendix D
Mandatory Education Laws for Family Violence



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Confronting Chronic Neglect: The Education and Training of Health Professionals on Family Violence Appendix D Mandatory Education Laws for Family Violence

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Confronting Chronic Neglect: The Education and Training of Health Professionals on Family Violence Child Abuse and Neglect   Who Must Receive Continuing Education/Training?   Dentist Doctor Mental Health Nurse Social Worker What Information Must Be Conveyed? Who Must Be Consulted and/or Must Approve? When Is the Education/Training to Take Place? California Cal. [Bus. & Prof.] Code § 28 (Deering 2000) N N Y N Y Child abuse assessment and reporting Board of Behavioral Science Examiners Once (seven hours) Iowa Iowa Code § 232.69 (2000) Y Y Y Y Y Child abuse identification and reporting Department of Human Services Two hours every five years New York N.Y. [Soc. Serv.] Law § 421 (McKinney 2000) Y Y Y Y N Indicators of child abuse and maltreatment and reporting procedures Department of Social Services Two hours

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Confronting Chronic Neglect: The Education and Training of Health Professionals on Family Violence Elder Abuse and Neglect   Who Must Receive Continuing Education/Training?   Dentist Doctor Mental Health Nurse Social Worker What Information Must Be Conveyed? Who Must Be Consulted and/or Must Approve? When Is the Education/Training to Take Place? Iowa Iowa Code § 235B.16 (1999) Y Y Y Y Y Identification and reporting of dependent adult abuse Department of Elder Affairs Two hours within six months of initial employment and two hours every five years

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Confronting Chronic Neglect: The Education and Training of Health Professionals on Family Violence Intimate Partner Violence   Who Must Receive Continuing Education/Training?   Dentist Doctor Mental Health Nurse Social Worker What Information Must Be Conveyed? Who Must Be Consulted and/or Must Approve? When Is the Education/Training to Take Place? Alaska Alaska Stat. § 18.66.310 (Michie 1999) Y Y Y Y Y Nature, extent, and causes of intimate partner violence; procedures designed to promote victim safety; lethality issues; and available resources Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Not Specified Florida Fla. Stat. Ann. § 455.597 (West 1999) Y Y Y Y Y Number of patients likely to be victims and perpetrators; screening procedures, and resources in the local community Division of Medical Quality Assurance One Hour every two years Kentucky Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 194A.540 (Michie 1998) Y Y Y Y Y Dynamics of intimate partner violence; effects on victims; legal remedies; lethality and risk issues; model protocols; available community resources; and reporting requirements Legal, victim services victim advocacy, and mental health professionals with an expertise in intimate partner violence Once (three hours)