POLICY: RVCP requires all staff to immediately report any knowledge, suspicion, or information regarding an incident of sexual abuse or sexual harassment, including incidences that occurred at a facility other than RVCP. Additionally, any retaliation against residents or staff who have reported such an incident and any staff neglect or violation of responsibilities that may have contributed to an incident or retaliation are to be reported immediately.
RVCP will comply with mandatory reporting laws.
Procedures All reports of sexual abuse or sexual harassment, retaliation, and neglect, including third party and anonymous reports, are to be reported to the supervisor on duty. If there is no supervisor on duty the on call supervisor is to be contacted. The supervisor receiving the report will immediately notify the Residential Director and PREA Coordinator. The Residential Director and PREA Coordinator will ensure an investigation is started immediately
RVCP staff will not reveal any information related to a sexual abuse report to anyone other than to the extent necessary to make treatment, investigation, and other security and management decisions.
RVCP behavioral health and nursing staff are required to report sexual abuse under this policy. Behavioral health and nursing staff are also required to inform residents of their duty to report and the limitations of confidentiality at their initial session.