Section 11

Overview for Quality Assurance / Abuse & Neglect

In the Dane County DD system, Brokers are considered mandatory reporters of Abuse and Neglect. Specifically Brokers:

  • must adhere to the Dane County Policy on Abuse and Neglect of Person’s with Developmental Disabilities;
  • having reasonable cause to suspect an adult seen in the course of professional duties has been abused or neglected, or having reason to believe an adult seen in the course of professional duties has been threatened with abuse or neglect and that the abuse and neglect will occur, shall make a report in accordance with Dane County Policy on Abuse and Neglect for Persons with Developmental Disabilities;
  • must adhere to the State of Wisconsin’s Elder Abuse & Neglect Reporting Law.

Attached is the Dane County Abuse and Neglect Policy as well as information needed to complete critical incident reports. All abuse, neglect and critical incidents are reported to the Community Services Consultant, Maya Fairchild at (608) 242-6466. In addition the Community Services Consultant is a resource for problem solving around these issues.