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Reporting a Crime Against a Resident Information Center

If long-term care facility staff or personnel suspect a crime has been committed against a resident of, or someone receiving care from, a long-term care facility, the staff/ personnel are required to report any reasonable suspicion of a crime to the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) and at least one local law enforcement entity.

For consumers needing to submit a complaint on a licensed health care facility or entity, please visit Reporting a Complaint about a Health Care Facility.

To report an incident in a long-term care facility, please visit Incident Reporting by Long Term Care Facilities.

How to Report

The Reporting a crime against a resident form should be used by facility staff/ personnel to report to the IDOH a reasonable suspicion of a crime against a resident or to report retaliation by a facility for reporting of a crime.

For details regarding information to include in the report, as well as regulatory guidance and Posting of Notice of Employee Rights template, please see LTC-Program-Advisory-2011-01-Revised-06-01-22.

The completed report may be submitted to IDOH via:

Contact

Indiana Department of Health
Division of Long Term Care
2 North Meridian Street, 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Complaint and Incident Reporting Program Director
Karen Smith
ksmith@isdh.in.gov
Long Term Care Receptionist: (317) 233-7442
IDOH Main Switchboard: (317) 233-1325
incidents@isdh.in.gov
(317) 233-7709
Fax: (317) 233-7494

Laws and Regulations

F608 & F609

F608 - Reporting of Reasonable Suspicion of a Crime
F609 - Reporting of Alleged Violation

Elder Justice Act – Section 1150B of the Social Security Act as established by section 6703(b)(3) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The provided section of the Elder Justice Act is the section requiring the reporting of a  reasonable suspicion of a crime against a resident.