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Wash. Rev. Code § 70.124.040

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Reports to department or law enforcement agency — Action required

Individuals reporting instances of patient abuse or neglect pursuant to 70.124.030 must make their report orally and, if requested, submitting a written report to the relevant law enforcement agency or the department of social and health services. These reports must include, to the extent known, (1) the name and address of the reporting individual, the suspected patient abuse victim, and the victim’s relatives that have responsibility for them; (2) the nature of the alleged injuries; (3) evidence of prior injury; and (4) other information that will facilitate the investigation into the incident.

Law enforcement agencies that receive reports of suspected patient abuse or neglect must send the report to the department of social and health services and other relevant law enforcement agencies (e.g. Medicaid fraud control unit). The department of social and health services must forward any reports to relevant law enforcement agencies as well.

Related Laws: Wash. Rev. Code § 70.124.030

Current as of June 2015