Enrolled Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Guardianship and adult protective services report. Urges the legislative council to assign to the appropriate committee a study of the visitation, communication, and interaction with a protected person. Requires the family and social services administration (FSSA), in cooperation with the Indiana prosecuting attorneys council (IPAC), to prepare and submit a report to the legislative council before December 1, 2016, concerning adult protective services. Specifies that the report must include: (1) an estimation of appropriate staffing levels necessary to efficiently and effectively manage the investigations of reports of matters related to the abuse, neglect, or exploitation of endangered adults; (2) identification Guardianship and adult protective services report. Urges the legislative council to assign to the appropriate committee a study of the visitation, communication, and interaction with a protected person. Requires the family and social services administration (FSSA), in cooperation with the Indiana prosecuting attorneys council (IPAC), to prepare and submit a report to the legislative council before December 1, 2016, concerning adult protective services. Specifies that the report must include: (1) an estimation of appropriate staffing levels necessary to efficiently and effectively manage the investigations of reports of matters related to the abuse, neglect, or exploitation of endangered adults; (2) identification of: (A) the circumstances that should result in emergency placement in the case of an adult protective services investigation; (B) the appropriate types of emergency placements based on those circumstances; and (C) strategies for improving emergency placement capabilities; (3) consideration of the benefits and cost of establishing a centralized intake system for reports of matters related to the abuse, neglect, or exploitation of endangered adults; (4) a statement of consistent standards of care for endangered adults; (5) a determination of the appropriate levels of training for employees who are involved in providing adult protective services; (6) a draft of a cooperative agreement between the FSSA and IPAC that sets forth the duties and responsibilities of the agencies and county prosecuting attorney offices with regard to adult protective services; and (7) Performance goals and accountability metrics for adult protective services to be incorporated in contracts and grant agreements. Provides that the FSSA shall present the report to the state budget committee. Provides that the state budget committee shall consider the report in formulating the committee's budget recommendations. ... View more