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Philips Sonicare. n.d.. Session One and Two—Complete Course with Assessment Test . [No place]: Philips Learning Connection Online Learning Center,

Annotation: This continuing education course is designed to educate dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and others about the problems of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder and vulnerable adult abuse and neglect, and human trafficking. The course aims to teach oral health professionals and other health professionals to recognize indicators of abuse and neglect and to inform them of their legal and ethical responsibilities related to reporting and referring victims.

Contact: Philips Learning Center, Telephone: (800) 692-4295 E-mail: info@theonlinelearningcenter.com Web Site: https://www.theonlinelearningcenter.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child neglect, Domestic violence, Legal responsibility, Oral health, Professional education, Victims

Child Welfare Information Gateway. 2016. Mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect. Washington, DC: Child Welfare Information Gateway, 61 pp.

Annotation: This document provides the statutory basis for identifying persons who are required to report child maltreatment under certain circumstances for all of the United States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. Lists include a description of the person required to report maltreatment, standards for making a report, privileged communications, and inclusion or other disclosure of the reporter’s identity.

Contact: Child Welfare Information Gateway, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, Children's Bureau, 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: (800) 394-3366 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: info@childwelfare.gov Web Site: http://www.childwelfare.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child neglect, Child protective services, Child welfare, Children, Legal definitions, Legal responsibility, Legislation, Maltreated children, Oral health, Standards

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Learning Network. 2015. Medicaid compliance and your dental practice [upd.]. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7 pp.

Annotation: This document for oral health professionals provides guidance on establishing and maintaining an internal Medicaid compliance program. Topics include the value and core elements of a compliance program, seven steps to establishing a compliance program, the role of documentation and compliance, reporting suspect practices, and resources. A presentation and handout, resource guide, and fact sheet are also available.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Administrative policy, Legal responsibility, Medicaid, Program management

American Dental Association. 2015. Medicaid: Considerations when working with the state to develop an effective RFP/dental contract. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 15 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit for state dental associations and Medicaid programs focuses on key diagnostic elements to consider when developing a dental program contract. Topics include ensuring an adequate network, enrollment and credentialing, securing the dentist-patient relationship, continuity of care, fee schedule and reimbursement, claims processing and appeals, the role of peers in resolving issues, monitoring education and outreach, coordination of care, contractor administrative performance monitoring, use and quality of care for enrolled populations, use management, member and provider manuals, and medical necessity and processing policies.

Contact: American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: (312) 440-7494 E-mail: info@ada.org Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Contract services, Diagnostic techniques, Fiscal management, Legal responsibility, Medicaid managed care, Model programs, Oral health, Policy development, Program coordination, Program development, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Reimbursement, State programs, Utilization review

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Education. 2015. Policy statement on inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, 43 pp.

Annotation: This policy statement sets a vision and provides recommendations to states, local educational agencies, schools, and public and private early childhood programs for increasing the inclusion of infants, toddlers, and preschool children with disabilities in high-quality early childhood programs. Contents include information about the scientific base for the benefits of inclusion, the legal foundation for inclusion, challenges to inclusion in early childhood programs, partnering to build a nationwide culture of inclusion, and recommendations for state action.

Contact: U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202, Telephone: (800) 872-5327 Secondary Telephone: (800) 437-0833 Web Site: http://www.ed.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with developmental disabilities, Children with special health care needs, Collaboration, Early childhood development, Early childhood education, Early intervention, Federal initiatives, Inclusion, Inclusive schools, Infants, Learning, Legal responsibility, Policy development, Program development, Quality assurance, Resources for professionals, Schools, Young children

National Association of Local Boards of Health. 2012. The governance functions [The six functions of public health governance]. [Kimberly, WI]: National Association of Local Boards of Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document presents a model of six functions for which a public health governing entity is responsible. Topics include policy development, resource stewardship, legal authority, partner engagement, continuous improvement, and oversight.

Contact: National Association of Local Boards of Health, 563 Carter Court, Suite B, Kimberly, WI 54136, Telephone: (920) 560-5644 Fax: (920) 882-3655 E-mail: NALBOH@Badgerbay.co Web Site: http://www.nalboh.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accreditation, Governing boards, Government programs, Government role, Health policy, Legal responsibility, Local government, Policy development, Program improvement, Public health, Public private partnerships

Purington K, Dierker, Stanek M. 2011. Health IT, quality reporting and Medicaid well child benefits: An assessment of progress and potential in the District of Columbia. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 68 pp.

Annotation: This report addresses how evolving health information technology and health information enterprise capacity and the emerging quality measurement framework for children's health can promote better quality measurement and reporting for EPSDT services. Contents include key findings and recommendations for EPSDT quality oversight and improvement in the District of Columbia.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: District of Columbia, EPSDT, Health information technology, Legal responsibility, Medicaid, Program improvement, Progress reports, Quality assurance, State surveys, Well child care

National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention. 2011. Bullying prevention state laws. Washington, DC: National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, 10 pp.

Annotation: This brief focuses on bullying prevention legislation. Topics include historic and current views of state legislation, elements of a bullying prevention plan, the school's legal responsibility, bullying as a civil rights issue, steps that secondary schools/high schools sites should take.

Contact: National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453, Telephone: (877) 217-3595 Fax: (617) 969-5951 E-mail: info@promoteprevent.org Web Site: http://www.promoteprevent.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Bullying, Legal responsibility, Schools, State legislation, Violence prevention

Stein ND, Mennemeier KA. 2011. Addressing the gendered dimensions of harassment and bullying: What domestic and sexual violence advocates need to know. Harrisburg, PA: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence; Enola, PA: National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 17 pp. (Critical issue brief)

Annotation: This paper discusses the distinctions between bullying and harassment and the priorities and responsibilities of school districts. Topics include the unintended consequences of ignoring the gendered dimensions of bullying and harassment in K-12 schools and strategies for collaborating with school personnel and students.

Contact: National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, 3605 Vartan Way, Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17110, Telephone: (800) 537-2238 Secondary Telephone: (800) 553.2508 Fax: (717) 545-9456 Web Site: http://www.vawnet.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Bullying, Gender discrimination, Legal responsibility, Policy analysis, Schools, Sexual harassment, Violence prevention

National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement. 2011. Family engagement and ongoing child assessment. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start, 12 pp.

Annotation: This set of documents outlines how information that Head Start programs collect about children's learning and development can be used with families. The documents identify strategies that support the development of staff-parent relationships, and provide guidance to staff on sharing information with families. Additional topics include questions programs might ask to assess their parent and family engagement activities and how data can be used to support a child's learning from birth through school entry.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Confidentiality, Data, Families, Family centered services, Family school relations, Head Start, Legal responsibility, Outcome and process assessment

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, Center for Healthier Communities. 2011. School/nurse coordination improves assessment compliance. [San Diego, CA]: Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, Center for Healthier Communities, 1 p. (Community health brief)

Annotation: This brief describes a partnership between a school district and a children's hospital to increase compliance with state law requiring all students in kindergarten and first grade entering public school for the first time to receive an oral health assessment. Contents include information about the district's contract with the hospital to provide the health team for its 10 elementary schools and preschool program, the standardized format and forms for data collection and reporting, and coordination and implementation of the oral-health-assessment plan (screening by volunteers and referral to the school nurse for follow-up care). Topics include the percentage of children identified with urgent, possible, and no oral concerns by school and compliance rates for select schools and the district as a whole.

Contact: Rady Children's Hopsital-San Diego, 3020 Children's Way, San Diego, CA 92123, Telephone: (858) 576-1700 Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Contract services, Dental caries, Elementary schools, Legal responsibility, Legislation, Local initiatives, Model programs, Nurses, Oral health, Pediatric hospitals, Referrals, Risk assessment, School age children, School districts, School health services, Screening, Statistical data

Durborow N, Lizdas KC, O'Flaherty A, Marjavi A. 2010. Compendium of state statutes and policies on domestic violence and health care. San Francisco, CA: Family Violence Prevention Fund, 73 pp.

Annotation: This compendium summarizes state laws, regulations, and other activities relevant to addressing domestic violence (DV) in health care settings. Topics include DV fatality review, mandatory reporting of DV to law enforcement by health professionals, insurance discrimination against victims of DV, health care protocols addressing DV, screening for DV by health professionals, and training on DV for health professionals. Information on state public health programs and funding opportunities is also provided.

Contact: Futures Without Violence, 100 Montgomery Street, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129-1718, Telephone: (415) 678-5500 Fax: (415) 529-2930 E-mail: info@futureswithoutviolence.org Web Site: http://futureswithoutviolence.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Domestic violence, Fatality review, Health care, Legal responsibility, Legislation, Medical condition reporting, Protocols, Public policy, Regulations, Screening, State initiatives

Delta Dental of Kansas. 2009–. P.A.N.D.A.® program. Wichita, KS: Delta Dental of Kansas, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed for dentists, dental hygienists, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, nurses, counselors, and other health professionals in Kansas. Resources include links to a list of state-mandated reporters and the Kansas Code for Care of Children, contact information for requesting a PANDA presentation or reporting child abuse and neglect, information on signs of abuse and neglect, and links to partner organizations of the Prevent Abuse Coalition of Kansas (PACK) and media releases. A toolkit containing a program fact sheet, indicators of child abuse and neglect, and a tip card is also available from the website.

Contact: Delta Dental of Kansas, 1619 N. Waterfront Parkway, P.O. Box 789769, Wichita, KS 67278-9769, Telephone: (800) 733-5823 Secondary Telephone: (316) 264-1099 Fax: (316) 462-3393 E-mail: moreinfo@deltadentalks.com Web Site: http://www.deltadentalks.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child advocacy, Child neglect, Coalitions, Injuries, Injury prevention, Kansas, Legal responsibility, Mass media, Oral health, Resources for professionals, State legislation, Training

Kurtz-Weidinger D. 2009–. Dental team's responsibility in reporting child abuse and neglect. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 1 v.

Annotation: \This resource for oral health professionals provides information about reporting and assessing signs and syptoms of child abuse and neglect. Topics include dental neglect, behavioral indicators of child abuse, documentation, and interviewing.

Contact: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 320, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Telephone: (602) 542-1891 Fax: (602) 364-1494 Web Site: http://www.azdhs.gov/prevention/womens-childrens-health/oral-health/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, Assessment, Child abuse, Child neglect, Dentists, Legal responsibility, Oral health, Resources for professionals, State programs

Perkins J,Youdelman M. 2008. Summary of state law requirements addressing language needs in health care. Washington, DC: National Health Law Program, 136 pp.

Annotation: This document comprises a chart offering citations to, and a short description of, each state's laws regarding services to limited English proficiency persons in health care settings. The chart updates and replaces the list of state laws first published by the National Health Law Program as part of its language access manual, Ensuring Linguistic Access in Health Care Settings: Legal Rights and Responsibilities. Highlights of activities related to addressing language access in health care settings over the last two years are presented in an introduction to the chart.

Contact: National Health Law Program, 1441 I Street, N.W., Suite 1105, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 289-7724 E-mail: nhelp@healthlaw.org Web Site: http://www.healthlaw.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care, Legal responsibility, Limited English speakers, Patient rights, State legislation

National Collaborative on Workforce and and Disability for Youth. 2005. The 411 on disability disclosure: A workbook for youth with disabilities. Washington, DC: Institute for Educational Leadership, 92 pp.

Annotation: This workbook, which is intended for young people with disabilities, presents information that readers can use to understand their disability, explain their disability to others, and decide whether and how to disclose their disability. The workbook is divided into eight units: (1) self-determination -- the big picture, (2) disclosure -- what is it and why is it so important?, (3) weighing the advantages and disadvantages of disclosure, (4) rights and responsibilities under law, (5) acommodations, (6) postsecondary disclosure, (7) disclosure on the job, and (8) disclosure in social and community settings. Each unit contains a general statement of purpose, useful terminology, a discussion section, and activities to allow the reader to understand and practice the ideas presented throughout the unit. The workbook also includes a glossary.

Contact: National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, c/o Institute for Educational Leadership, 4455 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Stuie 310, Washington, DC 20008, Telephone: (877) 871-0744 Secondary Telephone: (877) 871-0665 Web Site: http://www.ncwd-youth.info Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents with developmental disabilities, Adolescents with special health care needs, Civil rights, Consumer education materials, Decision making, Disabilities, Education, Individual responsibility, Informed consent, Legal responsibility, Work force, Workplace, Young adults, Youth

Perkins J, Youdelman M, Wong D. 2003. Ensuring linguistic access in health care settings: Legal rights and responsibilities (2nd ed.). Los Angeles, CA: National Health Law Program, 171 pp.

Annotation: This manual provides an overview of the current state of language barriers to health care and of the array of federal and state legal provisions affecting the delivery of linguistically appropriate services to non-English speaking patients. The manual is divided into five sections which examine the following subject areas: the need for linguistically appropriate health care services, language access responsibilities under Federal laws, state law requirements, managed care and private accreditation organizations, and recommendations and conclusions. Ten appendices include a bibliography, minutes of a technical advisory group meeting, a structured interview guide, information and guidance from the Office of Civil Rights, a summary of state laws on linguistic and cultural needs, a section of California government code, and Medicaid managed care contract provisions.

Contact: National Health Law Program, 1441 I Street, N.W., Suite 1105, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 289-7724 E-mail: nhelp@healthlaw.org Web Site: http://www.healthlaw.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Accreditation, California, Civil rights, Cultural factors, Federal legislation, Language barriers, Legal responsibility, Limited English speakers, Managed care, Manuals, Medicaid, State legislation

Center for Law and the Public's Health at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities. 2001. Core legal competencies for public health professionals. Baltimore, MD: Center for Law and the Public's Health at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities, 6 pp.

Annotation: This document presents a statement of public health law competencies developed with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with the Public Health Foundation. Most of the information is presented in tabular form and outlines proposed competencies for front line, senior level, supervisory, and management level staffs, as well as health officials and governance boards. Information categories include general public health powers, regulatory authority and administrative law, ascertaining authority and obtaining legal advice, law and public health services and functions, legal actions, legal limitations, and personnel and contracts law.

Contact: Center for Law and the Public's Health at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities, Hampton House, Room 588, 624 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205-1996, Telephone: (410) 955-7624 Secondary Telephone: (202) 662-9408 Fax: (410) 614-9055 E-mail: jhodge@jhsph.edu. Web Site: http://www.publichealthlaw.net Available from the website.

Keywords: Competency-based education, Legal issues, Legal responsibility, Patient rights, Personnel, Professional training, Public health, Public health services, Regulations

American Dental Association, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations. [1999]. Proceedings: Dentists C.A.R.E. (Child Abuse Recognition and Education) conference, July 31–August 1, 1998. [Chicago, IL]: American Dental Association, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, 76 pp.

Annotation: These conference proceedings are from the Dentists C.A.R.E. (Child Abuse Recognition and Education) Conference held in 1998 in Chicago, Illinois. Included are presentations on the following aspects of child abuse: clinical signs of child abuse and neglect specific to dentistry; forensic dentistry and case management; legal and liability issues related to reporting suspected abuse; ethical issues related to child abuse and family violence; psychological and patient management considerations in treating pediatric patients; dentistry's interventions and perspectives in preventing child abuse and neglect; the American Medical Association's perspective; and family violence as a public health issue. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 Contact Fax: xxx E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Case management, Child abuse, Child neglect, Child protective services, Children, Coalitions, Conference proceedings, Dentists, Ethics, Family violence, Legal responsibility, Liability, Oral health, Parents, Psychological needs

American Medical Association. 1995. Diagnostic and treatment guidelines on mental health effects of family violence. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association, 35 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines discuss the implications of family violence with regard to its prevalence and costs and the role of physicians in its treatment. The guidelines consider clinical aspects such as adapting to stress and review indicators of elder mistreatment, child physical abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse, partner abuse and neglect, and adult survivors of childhood abuse. It also considers the assessment and treatment of family violence, and provides suggestions for making referrals. Topics relating to legal issues are also discussed; and contact information is provided for state resources for domestic violence, elder mistreatment, and child abuse.

Contact: American Medical Association, Department of Mental Health, 515 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60610, Telephone: (312) 464-5066 Secondary Telephone: 800-621-8335 Contact Phone: ((312)) 464-5066 Web Site: http://www.ama-assn.org/ $2.25 members for 1 to 24 copies; $3.00 nonmembers for 1 to 24 copies; discounts available for bulk orders; prepayment required; make checks payable to American Medical Association.

Keywords: Assessment, Child abuse, Child neglect, Child sexual abuse, Domestic violence, Elder abuse, Family violence, Guidelines, Health care delivery, Physicians, Protocols, Therapeutics Legal responsibility

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.