Oak & Associates, LLC (OABHCLLC) are obligated by law and professional regulations as healthcare provider to report any information obtained regarding the following:
Kentucky law (KRS 620) requires that a report be made when a child is abused or neglected. Both physical and sexual abuse must be reported. Any sexual activity involving a child and an adult is considered abuse, including: · Intimate touching, fondling, masturbation, or penetration · Exposure to pornography · Genital exposure, including via “sexting” or other use of technology · Sexual exploitation, including acts related to pornography and prostitution · Abuse or neglect by a person in any position of authority or special trust · Anytime a person 21 years old (or older) commits or allows an act of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, or prostitution upon a child less than 16 years old, that have never been reported to the appropriate Indiana/Kentucky state agency.
KRS 209 requires that current incidents of abuse upon a vulnerable adult that has never been reported to the appropriate state agency in Kentucky. A vulnerable adult is an adult with a mental or physical disability who is unable to manage their resources, carry out the activities of daily living, or protect themselves from neglect, exploitation, or a hazardous or abusive situation without assistance from others, and who may be in need of protective services, must report this to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
KRS 209A law requires healthcare and mental healthcare professionals to provide educational material to victims of domestic and dating violence with whom they have had a professional interaction. This law also requires these same professionals to make a report to police IF requested to by the victim and to report to police if they believe that the death of a victim may be related to domestic or dating violence.
KRS 202A law requires physician, psychiatrist, and mental health professionals as defined, by KRS 319, KRS 314, KRS 335.100, KRS 335.080, KRS 335.300, KRS 335.399, KRS 335.500, KRS 335.599, KRS309.130, KRS 335.600, KRS 335.699 to report/warn law enforcement of any specific threats to cause physical harm to any identified individual(s), where there is a plan, available means/methods and the client refuses to take appropriate actions to not follow through with the threat. In the case of suicidal behavior, the next of kin will be notified and a mental inquest warrant may be issued. In the case of homicidal behavior notification of law enforcement and the intended victim(s) will also occur.
Any breach of a court order, specifically a restraining order, no-contact order, or protective order, must be reported to the courts.
Failure to cooperate with treatment plans ordered by the court, probation, parole or Adult/Child Protective services.