Board of Medicine

Training for Identifying and Reporting Abuse

An approved training program is a training program using a curriculum approved by the abuse education review panel of the Department of Public Health More information can be found at the Department of Public Health website: http://idph.iowa.gov/abuse-ed-review The board will also accept training programs offered by the Department of Human Services, the Department of Education, an area education agency, a school district, the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, an Iowa college or university, or a similar state agency.

A licensee who regularly provides primary health care to children shall indicate on the renewal application the completion of two hours of training in child abuse identification and reporting in the previous five years. "A licensee who regularly provides health care to children" means all emergency physicians, family practitioners, general practice physicians, pediatricians, and psychiatrists, and any other physician who regularly provides primary care to children.

A licensee who regularly provides primary health care to adults shall indicate on the renewal application the completion of two hours of training in dependent adult abuse identification and reporting in the previous five years. "A licensee who regularly provides health care to adults" means all emergency physicians, family practitioners, general practice physicians, internists, obstetricians, gynecologists, and psychiatrists, and any other physician who regularly provides primary care to adults.

A licensee who regularly provides primary health care to adults and children shall indicate on the renewal application the completion of training on the identification and reporting of abuse in dependent adults and children. This training may be completed through separate courses or in one combined two-hour course that includes curricula for identifying and reporting child abuse and dependent adult abuse. "A licensee who regularly provides primary health care to children and adults" means all emergency physicians, family practitioners, general practice physicians, internists, and psychiatrists, and any other physician who regularly provides primary care to children and adults. For further information, click here for IAC 653-Chapter 11.

Licensees shall maintain a file containing records documenting training for identifying and reporting abuse, including dates, subjects, duration of programs, and proof of participation, for five years after the date of the training. The board may audit this information at any time within the five-year period.

Mandatory Reporter Training – Child and Dependent Adult Abuse
The Iowa Code, Chapter 93, designates the Iowa Department of Public Health to "review and approve mandatory reporter training curricula for those persons who work in a position classification that under law makes the persons mandatory reporters of child or dependent adult abuse and the position classification does not have a mandatory reporter training curriculum approved by a licensing or examining board." (The 2001 code language mandating an abuse education review panel was revised effective 2014).  The purpose of the review process is to provide an objective method by which child and dependent adult abuse mandatory reporter curricula are reviewed and approved. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

The following is a partial list of training opportunities available in Iowa:

CE Solutions
http://shop.discovercesolutions.com/all-abu-child-and-dependent-adult-abuse-for-iowa-mandatory-reporters-2-0-hr-344

AEA Online Learning System 
https://training.aeapdonline.org/courseList.php

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC)
http://www.niacc.edu/community-and-continuing-education/continuing-education/mandatory-reporting/faq

Iowa Western Community College (IWCC)
http://www.iwcc.edu/Continuing_Education/health_occupations/reporting.asp

TeKnow Training Solutions
http://teknowtraining.com/courses.php
http://teknowtraining.com/systemRegister.php

 

 

 

 

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