Mandatory Reporter Training - House File 731 amends requirements
As of July 1, 2019, a pharmacist who qualifies as a mandatory reporter under Iowa Code section 232.69 or 235B.16 for child abuse or dependent adult abuse is required to complete training provided by the Iowa Department of Human Services. A minimum of two hours training (for each type of reporting the pharmacist qualifies for) is required within six months of initial employment or self-employment and additional training of at least one hour is required every three years. These amended requirements are a result of 2019 Iowa Acts, House File 731. The Department of Human Services has developed training programs for both child abuse and dependent adult abuse reporters and be accessed by clicking this link.
More information about the DHS training programs can be found here.
House File 731 can be found here.