If you have reasonable suspicion that a crime has occurred against a resident or person receiving care at this facility, federal law requires that you report your suspicion directly to both the law enforcement and the state survey agency.
If you believe the crime involves serious bodily injury including criminal sexual abuse to the resident, you must report it immediately, but no later than 2 hours after forming the suspicion.
Serious Bodily injury means an injury: 1) involving extreme physical pain 2) involving substantial risk of health 3) involving protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty, or 4) requiring medical intervention such as surgery, hospitalization, or physical rehabilitation.
If the crime does not appear to cause serious bodily injury to the resident you must report it within 24 hours after forming the suspicion.
Please report any suspicions you may have to the Executive Director immediately. He or she will assist you with reporting the incident to the proper authorities.