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Library: Policy

340:100-6-19. Abuse, neglect, and exploitation

Revised 5-11-07

(a) Each group home provider must implement a written policy that expressly prohibits abuse, neglect, and exploitation, per Section 10-103 of Title 43A of the Oklahoma Statutes, of service recipients.

(b) Any person who suspects abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a service recipient must report the matter immediately to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS), 1-800-522-3511, or local OKDHS office.

(c) The group home provider who suspects abuse, neglect, or exploitation must take steps necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents.

(d) Each group home provider follows requirements of OAC 340:100-3-39 regarding staff members who are found by OKDHS to have a final administrative finding, per OAC 340:100-3-39, of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

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